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|Genre/Form:||Early works to 1800|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
Petrarch's guide to the Holy Land.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2002
|Named Person:||Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Francesco Petrarca; T J Cachey; Biblioteca statale di Cremona.
|Description:||ix, 235 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
Appendix 1. Early dissemination and reception of the Itinerarium --
Appendix 2. Mandelli and Petrarch, military and court life --
About the text and translation --
Itinerarium ad sepulchrum Domini Nostri Yehsu Christi = Itinerary to the sepulcher of Our Lord Jesus Christ --
Notes to the text and translation.
|Other Titles:||Itinerarium ad sepulchrum domini nostri Yehsu Christi.
Itinerary to the Sepulcher of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Itinerarium ad sepulchrum domini nostri Yehsu Christi
|Responsibility:||with an introductory essay, translation, and notes by Theodore J. Cachey, Jr.|
"Composed over three days between March and April of 1358, the Itinerarium and sepulchrum domini nostri Yehsu Christi takes the characteristic Petrarchan form of an epistle to a friend. Delivered to his correspondent in the form of an elegant booklet, the work presents a literary self-portrait that was meant to stand as "the more stable effigy of my soul and intellect" as well as "a description of places." Although the Holy Land is the ostensible destination of the pilgrimage, more than half of this charming guidebook is devoted to Petrarch's leisurely and loving descriptions of Italy's physical and cultural landscape.
Upon reaching the Holy Land, Petrarch transforms himself into one of the greatest ten-cities-in-four-days Baedekers of all time, as Mandelli and the reader race through sacred landmarks and sites and end up, not at the sepulchrum domini nostri, but at the tomb of Alexander."--BOOK JACKET.
- Italy -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
- Palestine -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
- Petrarca, Francesco, -- 1304-1374 -- Knowledge -- Geography.
- Petrarca, Francesco, -- 1304-1374 -- Knowledge -- Italy.
- Petrarca, Francesco, -- 1304-1374 -- Knowledge -- Palestine.