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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Dora Laura rated it really liked it Sep 18, Egeriz inspired him to practice rituals and accept laws which later became a part of the Roman religion. Sakura rated it liked it Nov 05, Dec 02, Jane G Meyer added it Shelves: A medida que transcurre el viaje va enviando una serie de cartas describiendo lo que ve y lo que va haciendo.

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If Eeria name is real, it comes from ancient Roman mythology. I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the liturgies and buildings of Jerusalem in the introduction.

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About Egeria, available at: Ivarbjoe rated it really liked it Feb 18, Her story was later picked up by the Italian Gian Francesco Gamurrini, who found it at pilgeimage monastery library in Arezzo. Her firsthand account is a work of major significance for the fields of archaeology, church history, philology and comparative liturgy.


Egeria’s ability to make a long and expensive journey by herself, her numerous pipgrimage and attentive guides in the places she visited, and her education indicate her middle or upper class wealthy background. Numa Pompilius Public Domain. This is invaluable because the development of liturgical worship e.

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

He suggested that she made this long and expensive journey in the fashion of so-called religious tourism. The oldest surviving text recounting a woman’s pilgfimage to the Holy Land. Gamurrini published the Latin text and theorised the author was Saint Sylvia of Aquitaine. His roots were with a pagan family in Galicia, and his beliefs were not fully linked to the Christian doctrine.

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

But it’s always interesting to read these books in the original. The Oxford dictionary of Byzantium. Rediscovering a Centuries-Old Paradise. The translation is good, sometimes sounding amazingly contemporary and sometimes revealing thought patterns so far away from the way we organize knowledge eteria arriving at the gate at the “hour when men begin to recognize each other” that the distance between then and now is keenly felt.

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Philippe Beaujean rated it liked it Dec 25, Art and Culture of their Own. However, when analyzing her life and the geopolitical situation during those times the background starts to become more visible.

M rated it really liked it May 13, Fascinating for anyone studying pilgrimage. In the early history of Rome, Egeria was thought to be a nymph and divine consort of Numa Pompilius.

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In fact, even now many people of this North-West part of Spain believe in witchcraft and supernatural creatures. Their Pilgrimage to Egeria has been highly anticipated, egwria I am lilgrimage to recommend it enthusiastically. Additionally, she visited the burial places of Haranthe brother of Abrahamas well as the site where Eliezer met with Rebecca. Domagoj rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Marcel rated it liked it Jan 23,