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Three Pilgrimages to the Holy Land: Saewulf, John of Würzburg, Theoderic: Introduction, Translation and Notes.

Pringle, Denys Huygens, R.B.C., ed. 2022. Three Pilgrimages to the Holy Land: Saewulf, John of Würzburg, Theoderic: Introduction, Translation and Notes. Translated from the original by Pringle, Denys. Corpus Christianorum in Translation, vol. 41. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. 10.1484/M.CCT-EB.5.122708

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This edition presents English translations of the accounts of three important twelfth-century travellers to the Holy Land, the Anglo-Saxon Saewulf and the Germans John of Würzburg and Theoderic, based on the late R.B.C. Huygens’ edition of the Latin texts (CCCM 129). Saewulf travelled to the Holy Land soon after its capture by the First Crusade in 1099. His travelogue, framed by accounts of his outward sea journeys from southern Italy to Jaffa and back to Constantinople, describes the buildings and holy sites of Jerusalem and its surrounding countryside as they appeared in the early years of the Frankish kingdom, before the major building works that characterized the short century of Christian rule over the city were fully under way. In contrast, the two German descriptions give more detailed accounts of the transformation that the city and surrounding landscape had undergone and of the new churches and monasteries and their artistic programmes that had been created by the 1160s and 1170s. The translated texts are preceded by an introduction placing the texts in their historical context and are accompanied by brief explanatory notes with bibliographical indications for further information.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Scholarly Edition
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CN Inscriptions. Epigraphy.
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Publisher: Brepols
ISBN: 978-2-503-59372-2
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2023 16:47

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