Pilgrims and Crusaders in Western Latin Sources

Jonathan Riley-Smith

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263785
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734304 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Pilgrims and Crusaders in Western Latin Sources

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This chapter discusses pilgrims and crusaders in western Latin sources. It starts with a look at the pilgrimages and crusades made to the East, followed by past attempts to list the individuals who had gone on pilgrimages and crusades between 650 and 1291. Western sources, which are categorized as either library sources or archival material, are examined as well. The chapter concludes with a discussion on how to research individuals who were pilgrims and crusaders during this period.

Keywords: pilgrims; crusaders; western Latin sources; pilgrimages; crusades; listing individuals; Western sources; library sources; archival material; researching individuals

Chapter.  6845 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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