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].

In other occasions e. However, others including Hagith Sivan, have pointed out that during Egeria’s time it was common to address fellow itinerariumm Christians as “sisters” and “brothers. After leaving Pharan, Egeria moves on briskly itinerariumm reaches a mansio in the desert of Pharan, where she already stayed.

At the stage of its first publication, the incompleteness of the text, missing its first and last parts and affected by two large lacunaegenerated many speculations. Schematic map of the trips undertaken by Egeria.

A context for the beginnings of Christian pilgrimage, Echos du monde classique. Clysma is the basis from which the pilgrims undertake the ascend to Mount Sinai, that is reached usually after an overnight in a monastery Eg.

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

Actually, the 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. This new version of the late utinerarium diary of journeys in and around the Holy Land known as the Itinerarium Egeriae provides a more literal translation of the Latin text than earlier English renderings, with the aim of revealing more of the female traveler’s personality.

The lacunae are partially filled by information itknerarium from other texts. In the first extant part of the text, she describes the journey from her approach to Mount Sinai until her stop in Constantinople.

I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the liturgies and buildings of Jerusalem in the introduction. Bronze Age Greek Material Culture: Piety and pilgrimage in the age of Gratian, Harvard Theological Review81,p. In This Article Bibliography.

The Itinerarium Egeriae: Mapping Egeria’s Pilgrimage On Candlemas – History From Below

The most probable — even if less usual — interpretation is that even those road-stations inserted in that circuit were open to the general public, that had just to pay for the services.

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Historical details it contains set the journey in the early s, making it the earliest of its kind. Egeria’s ability to make a long and expensive 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.

Also the exact date of the journey has been long debated. Once returned to Jerusalem, Egeria, passing via Carneas, undertakes pilgrimages to the far lands of Mesopotamia, beyond the river Euphrates, until Edessa, where the group arrives after passing 25 unspecified mansiones and civitates we are informed only that they cross Antioch, Hierapolis and Batanisup to Charrae Haran.

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 egeriaf the liturgy.

The appendices include egerias only a translation of the Letter of King Abgar and the text of the Bordeaux Pilgrim, but also fragments of Egeria’s account missing from the surviving text.

Egeria (pilgrim)

Conversely, we will not discuss here the matters related to the origin or the status of Egeria, even if — for the sake of this research — itinrearium is essential to underline that we will consider the pilgrim as a wealthy yet not aristocratic woman, definitely a lay and not a nun.

Candlemas recognizes the presentation of Jesus in the temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary forty days after giving birth Luke 2: The places where Egeria and her party overnight are clearly of different type: III,1 the verb describing the hosting by the monks is susciperecontrary to the more conventional use of egerlae accipere, recipere, excipere.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. However, it is also evident that travellers progressively detached from the public infrastructures and started to consider the journey not as just functional to reach a destination but also like a path to salvation, more like an occasion for a spiritual experience than a simple displacement. The initial missing part of the text might have contained information about the protagonist, a woman who Gamurrini identified with St.

Their Pilgrimage to Egeria has been highly anticipated, and I am delighted to recommend it enthusiastically. The second portion of the text is a detailed account of the liturgical services and observances of the church calendar in Jerusalem most likely, under Cyril[8] [9] The liturgical year was in its incipient stages at the time of her visit.


Itinerarikm Corsi – la formation et la transformation de l’espace dans les civilisations anciennes: LentPalm or Passion Sunday reached universal practice in the 4th century.

There are another 5 stopping-places to return to Clysma, reaching first the mansio supra Maremwhere, referring to the facilities for travellers, Egeria comments the skill of the camel-drivers Eg. The Itinerarium Egeriae has provided scholars with valuable information itinerarum developments in the grammar and vocabulary of Vulgar Latin.

Bradshaw is emeritus professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame.

This fact in no way proves that Egeria belonged to the highest level of society, neither that she was using the Cursus Publicus. Views Read Edit View history. Egrriae EgeriaeBiblioteca patristica 17Florence, For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. This is the oldest known artistic depiction of the presentation of Jesus at the temple.

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 done on foot I. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The whole party then, including the holy men that escort the pilgrims from Mount Sinai to Pharan, must have been provided of a mount.

McGowan and Bradshaw should be commended for clarifying egediae thorny issues of dating, authorship, and manuscript tradition of the work now called the Itinerarium Egeriae. Sign in with your library card. 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 publicusthe imperial office in charge of the management of traffic related to official business.