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Scandinavian pilgrims and the churches of the Holy Land in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries

Pringle, Denys 2021. Scandinavian pilgrims and the churches of the Holy Land in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In: Aaavitsland, Kristin B. and Bonde, Line M. eds. Tracing the Jerusalem Code, vol. I: The Holy City, Christian Cultures in Medieval Scandinavia (ca. 1100–1536), ed. Kristin B. Aavitsland and Line M. Bonde, Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 198-217. (10.1515/9783110639438-012)

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The accounts of Scandinavian journeys to the Holy Land in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, whether preserved in sagas, chronicles, itineraries or charters, not only constitute a valuable source of information about travel, warfare, politics and the ideology of north European pilgrims and crusaders, but also contribute more specifically to the body of western European literature from this period reflecting the state of the Holy Land and its inhabitants at the time of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. This chapter focuses on just one aspect of the latter: the information that such texts give us about the condition of the Holy Places and their sanctuaries and churches.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
D History General and Old World > DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
Publisher: De Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110639438
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 April 2021
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 14:30

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