Tours on paper. Literary explorations of the travel guide book (itinerarium) in late antiquity and the early middle ages

Start - End 
2020 - 2021 (ongoing)
Department of Literary Studies
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The project, 'Tours on Paper. Literary Explorations of the Travel Guide Book (Itinerarium) in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Age' (2019-2021), involved a literary-historical analyss of Latin narratives of pilgrims to the Holy Land, Rome, and Constantinople, with attention for their literary form and appearance in the medieval book. The wider aim was to investigate how the travel writings contributed to the shaping of a universal Christian world view in Latin medieval Europe. The research project was funded by the Flemish Research Foundation FWO (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen).