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The medieval traveller

Author: Norbert Ohler
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An interpretation of evidence from various medieval sources suggesting that travel in the Middle Ages was far more extensive and commonplace than would be expected. It covers the travellers and their  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Ohler
ISBN: 0851154905 9780851154909
OCLC Number: 22860084
Language Note: Translation of: Reisen im Mittelalter.
Notes: Translation of: Reisen im Mittelalter.
Description: xv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 Background and conditions: locality and climate; mounts, draught and pack animals; journeys by land river and sea; the importance of religion, trade and communications for travel; communication on the way; hospitality and inns; speed of travel; sovereignty and law; improving conditions for travellers; travel in the mountains; innovations; exploring the world; departures and arrivals, and the journey home. Part 2 Descriptions of travel in the Middle Ages: a flight; Boniface's travels; royal progresses; the voyages of the Norsemen and the Grettisaga; clerics on the road; a pilgrim's guide to Santiago de Compostela; journeys across Asia; educational journeys; Boccaccio's merchant's journey; Flagellant movements; towards the modern era.
Other Titles: Reisen im Mittelalter.
Responsibility: Norbert Ohler ; translated by Caroline Hiller.

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