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Journeying along Medieval Routes in Europe and the Middle East

A. Gascoigne, L. Hicks, M. O'Doherty (eds.)
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XII+296 p., 15 b/w ill., 20 b/w line art, 156 x 234 mm, 2016
ISBN: 978-2-503-54173-0
Languages: English
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A multi-disciplinary collection of important and innovative new research that enhances our understanding of the experience, conditions, conceptualisation, and impact of human movement in Western Europe and the Middle East between Late Antiquity and the thirteenth century.

Focusing on routes and journeys throughout medieval Europe and the Middle East in the period between Late Antiquity and the thirteenth century, this multi-disciplinary book draws on travel narratives, chronicles, maps, charters, geographies, and material remains in order to shed new light on the experience of travelling in the Middle Ages.

The contributions gathered here explore the experiences of travellers moving between Latin Europe and the Holy Land, between southern Italy and Sicily, and across Germany and England, from a range of disciplinary perspectives. In doing so, they offer unique insights into the experience, conditions, conceptualization, and impact of human movement in medieval Europe. Many essays place a strong emphasis on the methodological problems associated with the study of travel and its traces, and the collection is enhanced by the juxtaposition of scholarly work taking different approaches to this challenge. The papers included here engage in cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary dialogue and are supported by a discursive, contextualizing introduction by the editors.

Table of Contents

Medieval Routes: Journeys through Space and Scholarship — MARIANNE O’DOHERTY, ALISON L. GASCOIGNE, AND LEONIE V. HICKS

Part I. The Way through the Book: Routes around the Holy Land

Framing Sanctity: The Staging of Holy Places as Initiation for Christian Pilgrimage in Constantinian Jerusalem — RALPH BOCKMAN

Routes to Salvation: Travelling through the Holy Land, 1187–1291 — E. J. MYLOD

Part II. Migrants, Colonisers, Travellers, and Geographers in the Landscapes of Southern Italy

Problems and Patterns in Medieval Migration: The Case of Southern Italy (1000–1200) — PAUL OLDFIELD

Journeys and Landscapes of Conquest: Normans Travelling to and in Southern Italy and Sicily — LEONIE V. HICKS

Routes in Southern Italy in the Geographical Works of al-Idrīsī — JEAN-CHARLES DUCÈNE

Part III. The Route and the Journey: Problems in the Reconstruction of Itineraries and Routes in North-West Europe

Routes around the Royal Pfalz of Dornburg on the River Saale, central Germany, in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries — PIERRE FÜTTERER

Road Networks, Communications, and the Teutonic Order: A Case Study from Medieval Thuringia — CHRISTIAN OERTEL

The Itinerary of Edward of England I: Pleasure, Piety and Governance — JULIE CROCKFORD

Making Space for King John to Pray: The Evidence of the Royal Itinerary — PAUL WEBSTER

Interest Classification:
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : auxiliary sciences
Geography & cartography
Demography & settlement studies

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