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…
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“ Descriptio Terrae Sanctae”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25236>