La partecipazione femminile al pellegrinaggio gerosolimitano (secoli XIV-XV)

Autore: Beatrice Saletti
In: Genesis. XVI / 2 , 2017
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So far, the gender perspective has not been an avenue of study regarding pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. The subject of female pilgrimage is challenging because of the lack of sources produced by women. With the help of a corpus of over 100 pilgrimage accounts dating from 1320 to 1512, written by Christian pilgrims from all over Europe, this essay will shed some light on late medieval female pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It also supplies reflections on the type of information that sources provide (or do not provide) and a hypothesis to counteract the reticence of the sources.