Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage


Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage


Editors: Larrisa J. Taylor, et al.

Contributing author: Martin Nguyen



Martin Nguyen is a contributing author, "Carvan," p.84-86.

Book description: The Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage is an interdisciplinary reference work, giving wide coverage of the role of travel in medieval religious life. Dealing with the period 300-1500 A.D., it offers both basic data on as broad a range of European pilgrimage as possible and clearly written, self-contained introductions to the general questions of pilgrimage research. Also available online as part of Brill's Medieval Reference Library Online (BRMLO) - Webpage BRMLO. Despite widespread modern interest in medieval pilgrimage and related issues, no comprehensive work of this type exists and it will be of interest to scholars and students for personal and academic use. Local sites of pilgrimage are represented in this work as well as the main routes to Rome, Jerusalem and Santiago. Written and material sources relating to pilgrimage are used to illustrate aspects of medieval society, from brewing, book production and the trade in relics, to the development of the towns, art, architecture and literature which pilgrimage engendered. The Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage will serve as the main starting point for any serious study of this phenomenon.



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Nguyen, Martin. “Caravans,” In Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Edited by Larrisa J. Taylor, et al. Leiden: Brill, 2009, pp. 84-86.


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Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage