Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage

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Edited by: Larissa J. Taylor et al.

The Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage is an interdisciplinary reference work, giving wide coverage of the role of travel in medieval religious life. Dealing with the period 300-1500 A.D., it offers both basic data on as broad a range of European pilgrimage as possible and clearly written, self-contained introductions to the general questions of pilgrimage research.

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Sym and his Bruder

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Author(s): John B. Friedman
The late Middle Scots poem Sym and his Bruder probably dates from 1530 and may have been written by Sir David Lyndsay, who is generally believed to have composed a similar satire on fraudulent pitchmen, both religious and secular, called "Ane descriptioun of Peder Coffeis," where the work is ascribed in the Bannatyne Manuscript, a large collection of the works of the major Middle Scots poets, to Lyndsay. "Peder Coffeis," among other things, describes the activities of certain parish priests who, like Ch…