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Scholarship on Literary Pilgrimage
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It is important to distinguish "pilgrimage literature" from works that describe actual pilgrimages. This article concerns imagined or allegorical pilgrimages. Texts that have been associated with such pilgrimage literature include St Augustine's Confessions, the eighth-century Saxon abbess Hugeberc's Hodoepericon of St. Willibald, various versions of the Quest of the Holy Grail, St Bonaventura's Itinerarium mentis in Deum and Walter Hilton's Scale of Perfection, all of which prefigure John Bunyan's seventeenth-century Pilgrim…

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Susan Signe Morrison, “Scholarship on Literary Pilgrimage”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_00244>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023

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