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The medieval invention of travel, Shayne Aaron Legassie

Label
The medieval invention of travel
Title
The medieval invention of travel
Statement of responsibility
Shayne Aaron Legassie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the course of the Middle Ages, the economies of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa became more closely integrated, fostering the international and intercontinental journeys of merchants, pilgrims, diplomats, missionaries, and adventurers. During a time in history when travel was often difficult, expensive, and fraught with danger, these wayfarers composed accounts of their experiences in unprecedented numbers and transformed traditional conceptions of human mobility. Exploring this phenomenon, The Medieval Invention of Travel draws on an impressive array of sources to develop original readings of canonical figures such as Marco Polo, John Mandeville, and Petrarch, as well as a host of lesser-known travel writers. As Shayne Aaron Legassie demonstrates, the Middle Ages inherited a Greco-Roman model of heroic travel, which viewed the ideal journey as a triumph over temptation and bodily travail. Medieval travel writers revolutionized this ancient paradigm by incorporating practices of reading and writing into the ascetic regime of the heroic voyager, fashioning a bold new conception of travel that would endure into modern times. Engaging methods and insights from a range of disciplines, this is a comprehensive account of how medieval travel writers and their audiences reshaped the intellectual and material culture of Europe for centuries to come
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Legassie, Shayne
Dewey number
809/.93320902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.T7
LC item number
L44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travel writing
  • Travel in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
  • Travel in literature
  • Travel writing
  • Europe, Western
  • Reisebericht
  • Wallfahrt
  • Mittelalter
  • Europa
Label
The medieval invention of travel, Shayne Aaron Legassie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 3. Discovering the proximate.
  • Becoming Petrarch
  • The chivalric Mediterranean of Pero Tafur
  • Coda:
  • Beyond 1500, or, Travel's labor's lost
  • Introduction:
  • Travail and travel writing
  • Part 1. Subjectivity, authority, and the "exotic".
  • Exoticism as the appropriation of travail
  • Travail and authority in the forgotten age of discovery
  • Part 2. Pilgrimage as literate labor.
  • Memory work and the labor of writing
  • The pilgrim as investigator
Control code
958205464
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780226446622
Lccn
2016040300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027046268
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958205464
Label
The medieval invention of travel, Shayne Aaron Legassie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 3. Discovering the proximate.
  • Becoming Petrarch
  • The chivalric Mediterranean of Pero Tafur
  • Coda:
  • Beyond 1500, or, Travel's labor's lost
  • Introduction:
  • Travail and travel writing
  • Part 1. Subjectivity, authority, and the "exotic".
  • Exoticism as the appropriation of travail
  • Travail and authority in the forgotten age of discovery
  • Part 2. Pilgrimage as literate labor.
  • Memory work and the labor of writing
  • The pilgrim as investigator
Control code
958205464
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780226446622
Lccn
2016040300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027046268
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958205464

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