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The Medieval Invention of Travel$
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Shayne Aaron Legassie

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226442563

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226442730.001.0001

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The Pilgrim as Investigator

The Pilgrim as Investigator

(p.141) Chapter Four The Pilgrim as Investigator
The Medieval Invention of Travel

Shayne Aaron Legassie

University of Chicago Press

This chapter traces major developments in the evolution of pilgrims' geoethnographic investigations of the Holy Land. It argues that the changing objects and methods of pilgrim investigation are the product of a number of idealist and materialist factors--and not the result of an epoch-making epistemological shift.

Keywords:   pilgrimage, Holy Land, ethnography, geography, the Mediterranean, chivalric travel writing, clerical travel writing, travel writing about Europe, John Mandeville, Burchard of Mount Sion

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