A. K. M. Adam. THE PILGRIMAGE OF ETHERIA. M.L. McClure and C. L. Feltoe, ed. and trans. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Once the identification with the Gallic Saint had fallen, the title of Itinerarium Egeriae became more popular than the one of Peregrinatio. 4th century. Hispania (Spain). The Itinerarium Egeriae, also known as Peregrinatio Egeriae or Aetheriae (for it is not strictly speaking an itinerarium), is the.

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This is the downloadable excel sheet for the sites from the Bordeaux Itinerary [Access Here]. Retrieved from ” https: The author or egeirae of over thirty books and more than articles and essays, he is also a past president of both the North American Academy of Liturgy and the international Societas Liturgica.

Itinerarium Egeriae

Their Pilgrimage to Egeria has been highly anticipated, and I am delighted to recommend it enthusiastically. Egeria set down her observations in a letter now called Itinerarium Egeriae “Travels of Egeria”. As one student noted: Leave a Reply Cancel itineradium Enter your comment here The Liber de Locis Sanctis written by Peter the Deacon, abbot of Montecassino inand a letter addressed by a monk named Valerius to his brothers in the monastery of El Vierzo in the seventh itinerariuj, allow us to established the western origin of the protagonist Gallia or Galitia and the correct spelling of the name of the woman as Egeria and not Aetheria, as often reported in the less recent literature.

Even if in the opening of the preserved text, just at the beginning of the ascend of Mount Sinai, it is explicitly said that the hike has been itjnerarium on foot I. Atti del Convegno Ferentino DicembreFerentino,p. I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the liturgies and buildings of Jerusalem in the introduction.

Once the identification with the Gallic Saint had fallen, the title of Itinerarium Egeriae became more popular than the one of Wgeriae. Actually, egerize parchment, written at Montecassino and dated to the eleventh century, was found only at the end of the nineteenth century by Gian Francesco Gamurrini in the library of the Confraternita dei Laici in Arezzo.


Such is the case of the ecclesiae offering lodging, where indeed Egeria stays 3 consecutive nights Eg. The substantial introduction to the book covers both early pilgrimage otinerarium a whole, especially travel by women, and the many liturgical rites of Jerusalem that Egeria describes.

The Oxford dictionary of Byzantium. In other occasions e. You are commenting using your Twitter account. McGowan and Bradshaw’s volume does ample justice to the many recent insights from pilgrimage studies and gender theory found in this crucial early Christian text.

More in detail, thanks to the integration with the testimony of Peter the Deacon, we can establish that the coastal route that Egeria follows from Jerusalem to Pelusiumeast of the Nile Delta, in Egypt, back to Clysma on the Gulf of Suez, where the pilgrims undertake the visit of the Sinai peninsula, includes 22 stopping places, whereas the route from Pelusium to Mount Sinai is divided in 12 staging posts Pet.

Thoroughly informed by the most up-to-date scholarship, the introduction and notes provide a treasure-trove of material on the identity of Egeria, pilgrimage, and other issues associated with her description of the liturgy. Historical details it contains set the journey in the early s, making it the earliest of its kind.

Christian writers 4th-century Latin writers 4th-century women writers Roman Catholic religious sisters and nuns 4th-century Christians Pilgrimage accounts Romans from Hispania Roman itineraries. Collectively, these texts inform how we visualize a world we are no longer a part of, but which we frequently attempt to access. It is for the many holy men that generously offered hospitality to her party that the gratitude of Egeria is reserved Eg.

Meister argues that her language shows no evidence of Spanish dialect, but rather, suggests that she may 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 first half of the reign of Justinian r. Fatigue and privation are of course part of the experience, but the displacement from one holy place to another is meaningful only if experienced in a religious context.


It is through Valerio’s letter that we first see the name Aetheria or Egeria, and have much of the biographical information. Retrieved August 20, Itinerarium EgeriaeBiblioteca patristica 17Florence, More Posts – Website.

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The introduction and commentary are thorough and up-to-date. One essential point for this essay is the discussion of the argument that Egeria was awarded the right to make free use of the infrastructures of the cursus publicus itinersrium, the imperial office in charge of the management of traffic related to official business.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Ifinerarium is evident, then, that, even if in fragmentary elements, the Itinerarium Egeriae provides us with some interesting notes about the habits of pilgrims and the practicalities of travel. Piety and pilgrimage in the age of Gratian, Harvard Theological Review81,p.

February 2, February 2, sarahemilybond. The preserved part of the text starts when the small group of pilgrims has already reached Jerusalem, the narration of the outbound journey being completely lost.

In Clysma ancient Clesmacorresponding to modern SuezEgeria spends a few days. Philologists have studied Egeria’s letter, which contains a wealth of information about the evolution of Latin in late antiquity into the ” Proto-Romance ” language, from which the medieval and modern family of Romance languages later emerged.