Narrative Accounts, Itineraries and Descriptions
Chapter in Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage.
Pilgrim authors write in various languages and from perspectives that differ depending upon their nationality, culture, social status, professional interests and audience. Despite the variety within the genre, recurrent themes may be expected in pilgrim literature; these include venerating the relics at shrines, describing churches (architecture, personnel and ceremonies), identifying potential lodgings en route, and commenting on the landscape, the people, and the food in each…
English Language and Literature
Ashley, Kathleen. “Narrative Accounts, Itineraries and Descriptions”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 27 June 2020