The Road to Jerusalem
Pilgrimage and Travel in the Age of DiscoveryBook - 2007
From publisher's description: "The Road to Jerusalem traces the survival of the literature of pilgrimage as part of the literature of travel from the late fifteenth to the eighteenth century, when powerful forces ranging from navigation to theology were redefining what it meant to go abroad. Accounts of discovery, exploration, scientific expeditions, tours, and other species of travel crowded a field that had once been dominated by accounts of pilgrimage. Yet pilgrimage did not disappear or retreat to the margins under pressure from these new forms of travel. Its survival and development, as a rendition of travel and not only as an expression of piety, are documented by a massive body of printed literature largely overlooked by modern scholarship that, in its turn, chronicles continuity and change across centuries of not just European travel but European history and culture in general."
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press ; [Washington, D.C.] : in association with the Library of Congress, c2007
Characteristics: x, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Pilgrimage and travel in the age of discovery