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The pilgrimage road in late medieval English literature

Shayne Aaron Legassie

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The reality behind the concept of ‘the pilgrimage road’ is elusive. Though no single road in medieval England can be said to owe its existence to pilgrim traffic, the pilgrimage road is nevertheless ... More


Introduction: Travail and Travel Writing

Shayne Aaron Legassie

in The Medieval Invention of Travel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442563
eISBN:
9780226442730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226442730.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The introduction argues that the danger and sacrifice that faced medieval travelers made travel and travel writing morally suspect endeavors. Would-be travelers and travel writers responded to this ... More


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