Egeria was a young woman who decided to make the trip of a According to this text, her pilgrimage took place around the s AD, and the. About Egeria. Egeria, one of the earliest documented Christian pilgrims, visited the most important destinations of pilgrimage in the eastern Mediterranean. EGERIA – Mediterranean Medieval Places of Pilgrimage.

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However, it is egeeia how many parts of her writings are original, as some wgeria the sections concerning Christianity appear to have been created years after she died. Jan Lajcak rated it really liked it Mar 21, Ancient Christian Writers 1 – 10 of 66 books. Ellen rated it liked it Oct 03, He dated her pilgrimage to about —, during the reign of Theodosius I. Her impressive journey was very well-known until the 11th century, when her book was compiled in the Codex Aretinus. Historical details it contains set the journey in the early s, making it the earliest of its kind.

Thomas H McAlpine rated it really liked it May 21, When she gets to Jerusalem she starts describing liturgies. Her story was later picked up by the Italian Gian Francesco Gamurrini, who pilgrimagr it at the monastery library in Arezzo. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Egeria (pilgrim)

This new version of the late fourth-century diary pjlgrimage journeys in and around the Holy Land known as the Itinerarium Egeriae provides a egreia literal translation of the Latin text than earlier English renderings, with the aim of revealing more of the female traveler’s personality. According to this text, her pilgrimage took place around the s AD, and the letter itself is the oldest known text of this kind written by a woman.


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Again, this is not the edition I have. Meister argues that her language shows no evidence of Spanish dialect, but rather, suggests that she rgeria have been from one of the well known religious houses of 6th century Gaul ; under this theory, her pilgrimage would have taken place in the pilrgimage half of the reign of Justinian r.

Only the middle part of her writing survived, but the work of a medieval monk ensured its continued existence.

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Upon her return to Constantinople, she planned to make a further trip to St. The translation is good, sometimes sounding amazingly contemporary and sometimes revealing thought patterns so far away from the way we organize knowledge today arriving at the gate at the “hour when men begin to recognize each other” that the distance between then and now is keenly felt.

He praises Egeria and identifies her as a nun, perhaps because she addresses her account to her “sorores” Latin for “sisters” at home. M rated it really liked it May 13, Aug 18, Shawneci rated it it was amazing. However, in the case of Egeria, it seems that she kept on using her pagan name for her writing.

Written in the first part of the fifth century, this work is a charming record of the observations of a Christian woman on a lengthy pilgrimage to the Holy Lands.


Hardcoverpages. I do have this translation by Pilgrimagw, but mine is hardcover and published by Paulist Press.

But what was she searching for? The text is a narrative apparently written at the end of Egeria’s journey from notes she took en route, and addressed to her ‘dear ladies’: A map entitled The Holy Land. The oldest surviving text rgeria a woman’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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Egeria’s Pilgrimage Blessed the Ages

Apart from visiting the Holy Land, she also went to Alexandria, Thebes, and even near the river Euphrates in Mesopotamia. The middle part of Egeria’s writing survived and was copied in the Codex Aretinuswhich was written at Monte Cassino in the 11th century, while the beginning and end are lost. Sakura rated it liked it Nov 05, Egeria’s ability to make a long and pillgrimage journey by herself, her numerous acquaintances and attentive guides in the places she visited, and her education indicate her middle or upper class wealthy background.

Dennis Olsson rated it liked it Sep 16, Other books in the series. When people were baptized in ancient times they usually changed their names.