'Description of the Holy Land'
Date: Burchard apparently wrote two versions; the first was probably composed between 1280 and 1283.
Original Language: Latin
Burchard provides a description of the Holy Land in the tradition of medieval Latin pilgrimage narratives. In accordance with the genre, it is a rather bookish portrayal, as he relies on biblical descriptions, works of the Church Fathers (in particular Jerome), Jacques de Vitry’s (q.v.) H…