Journeying Along Medieval Routes in Europe and the Middle East [Hardback]

Marianne O'Doherty (Editor); Leonie V. Hicks (Editor); Alison L. Gascoigne (Editor)

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ISBN: 9782503541730 | Published by: Brepols | Year of Publication: 2016 | Language: English 300p, b/w illus

Journeying Along Medieval Routes in Europe and the Middle East


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

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