Thursday 23 January 2020, 1.00PM to 3.00pm
Medieval people travelled much more frequently than normally thought. Thousands left their villages and towns to reach cathedral cities. Many ventured further away to Rome, Jerusalem, or Santiago de Compostela. Famous travellers like Marco Polo and John of Mandeville have left invaluable accounts of their trips throughout the known world. This course will explore the practical and logistical issues of medieval travelling. It will be illustrated by contemporary maps and descriptions of exotic places found in medieval ‘travel journals’.
Tutor: Cristina Figueredo BA MA PhD