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By Georgia Frank

Pilgrims within the deserts of Egypt and the holy land throughout the fourth and 5th centuries A.D. usually suggested traveling holy humans as a part of their excursions of holy areas. this is often the 1st complete research of pilgrimage to those recognized ascetics of overdue old Christianity. via an unique research of pilgrim writings of this era, Georgia Frank discovers a literary mind's eye at paintings, one who either recorded and formed the adventure of pilgrimage to residing saints. Taking a tremendous new method of those texts, Frank reveals in them a checklist of the writers’ and readers’ non secular expectancies and makes use of those clean insights so as to add considerably to our realizing of the needs and practices of pilgrimage.

Frank focuses particularly on very important and recognized early texts—The historical past of the priests in Egypt (ca. four hundred) and Palladius’s The Lausiac History (ca. 420), situating those narratives of their literary, historic, and religious contexts. She compares those narratives to unique commute writing and to stories of otherworldly trips. Bringing in modern conception, she demonstrates the significance of sight as a way of non secular growth and explores the relation among the functionality of sight in those narratives and in different expressions of visible piety in past due antiquity Christianity, resembling the veneration of relics and, ultimately, icons.

With its distinct specialize in the sensory dimensions of pilgrimage—especially visuality—this soaking up publication widens our figuring out of early Christian pilgrims and people who learn their debts. while, it additionally sheds new gentle at the relation among spiritual adventure and the senses, on literary representations of visible event, and at the literature of pious travel.

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