The anonymous Itinerarium Burdigalense, the Bordeaux itinerary, dated of the common era, is the earliest surviving Christian account of travel to what came . The first document we’ve tackled entirely in Recogito is the Itinerarium Burdigalense: the Itinerarium Burdigalense (or Bordeaux Itinerary) is a. ITINERARIUM HIEROSOLYMITANUM OR ITINERARIUM BURDIGALENSEITINERARIUM HIEROSOLYMITANUM OR ITINERARIUM BURDIGALENSE (Lat.
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There but Not There
Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: In our previous IWP2 postwe talked a little bit about the basics of annotating place references in early geospatial documents. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you itinerarlum you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful.
It was written by the “Pilgrim of Bordeaux”, an anonymous pilgrim from Burdigala present-day BordeauxFrance. A screenshot of the latter is shown in Fig. If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian. The report of his journey outside Palestine is little more than a dry enumeration of the cities through which he passed, and of the places where he stopped or changed horses, with their respective distances.
The compiler of the itinerary was burdgalense at each boundary of crossing from one Roman province to the next, and distinguished carefully between each change of horses mutatio and a stopover place mansioand the differences between the simplest cluster of habitations vicus and the fortress castellum or city civitas.
Yet the same suggestion encourages a shift of attention to the writer that can engender further reflection on the phenomenon and experience of travel and Christian pilgrimage in late antiquity.
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Double-clicking an entry in the table opens a window with details for the toponym Fig. While Recogito is still under heavy construction, Pau is already deeply buried in the next document — which we will present in one of our next blogposts, together with an overview of the text-based interface.
We also presented a first sample dataset based on the Vicarello Beakers. As the earliest extant account of European Christian pilgrimage in Palestine, this document has generally been studied either as a sort of ground zero for analysis of the development of Christian pilgrimage to places mentioned in the Bible, 7 or as a source for data about overland [End Page ] travel in the Mediterranean world in late antiquity.
These silences make what is reported appear in higher relief. Views Read Edit View history. The segments of the journey are summarised; they are delineated by major cities, with major summaries at Rome and Milan, long-established centers of culture and administration, and Constantinople, itineraroum by Constantine only three years previously, and the “non-city”  Jerusalem.
Kuntz, Brepols, ; general context of early Christian pilgrimage is provided by E. Although silence is a dangerously elusive textual element, what is recorded in this document suggests the eloquence of what is not. The text of an English translation can be found, for example, on this Website.
There but Not There: Constantinople in the Itinerarium Burdigalense – Oxford Scholarship
Other elements I have noticed in the itinerary may also be significant, even if no definitive conclusions can be drawn from them. Powered by GDPR plugin. Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Don’t have an account? Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. If you disable this cookie, itinerairum will not be able to save your preferences. Civil War American History: A New Look at the Itinerarium Burdigalense 1 Laurie Douglass bio The anonymous Itinerarium Burdigalensethe Bordeaux itinerary, 2 dated of the common era, burdigaldnse the earliest surviving Christian account of travel to what came to be known as the Holy Land.