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Egeria: Diary of a Pilgrimage

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Written in the first part of the fifth century, this work is a charming record of the observations of a Christian woman on a lengthy pilgrimage to the Holy Lands. Her firsthand account is a work of major significance for the fields of archaeology, church history, philology and comparative liturgy.
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Newman Press (first published 384)
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Carlos Catena
Perdón por no ser ella. Ligeramente decepcionado porque yo vine a leer la historia de la MONJA VIAJERA y resulta que no era monja (!). Muy interesante la intro, el texto escrito por la propia Egeria sin embargo, bueno, pues un textito medieval curioso.
M.
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Written in the fourth centuryh and partially accessible to us, since so much of the text has been lost, these are the travels of Egeria, hispanic lady, to the Holy Land, her description of the most significative places, with an emphasis on the Old Testament events, and a description of liturgical celebrations of the Holy Week. Despite its fragmentary character, it's very important because it's one of the earliest written testimonies and written by a woman. ...more
Micki James
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is primary literature of extreme importance in the study of the development of the Catholic liturgy, since pilgrim Egeria (a wealthy lady making the grand tour) writes in detail all of the celebrations carried out in the Holy Land. The book has lengthy apparati which I didn't read, a 47-page introduction and 115 pages of endnotes, not to mention Bibliography and Index. But it's always interesting to read these books in the original. This gets a little repetitious -- at every place she visit ...more
Jess
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es la última traducción de la copia que se conserva del texto de Egeria (s. IV). La primera parte del viaje se ha perdido, y la última trata de liturgia. Este libro se centra en el texto que se conserva del viaje, que son cartas a sus amigas.

La mitad del libro es introducción y la otra mitad el texto de Egeria y un par de anexos. Ya solo la introducción es interesantísima porque pone en contexto toda su historia y cómo la dataron e identificaron. El propio texto de ella, sería difícil de aprecia
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Eleazar Herrera
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pues me ha gustado mucho. Seguramente no me lo habría comprado si no hubiera dado una vuelta por la feria, pero me alegro de haberlo hecho. Las cartas de Egeria, primera viajera hispana, son muy entretenidas, y más después de la extensa introducción alrededor de su figura (el contexto, las cábalas para identificarla finalmente como Egeria, curiosidades de la época, ¿cómo puede una mujer viajar "sola" en esa época?). Buscaré más cuadernos con los que expandir la línea de mi horizonte :) ...more
Shawneci
Aug 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic glimse into old world Christianity!
Paolo D'Amelio
L’Itinerarium Egeriae è uno di quei testi forse esteticamente poco piacevoli da leggere ma nei quali si sente scorrere la Storia, tutte le evoluzioni che ha subito il tracciato scandito dai passi di questa pellegrina cristiana di V secolo. Dai suoi passi muoveranno i loro sia la letteratura religiosa di viaggio, un po’ itinerario spirituale, un po’ più concretamente guida ai luoghi, nonché la lingua romanza la cui propensione alla sintassi esplicita trova qui le sue prime espressioni. Il viaggio ...more
Adosinda
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No solo es el relato de una viajera en la Hispania romana, sino que, añado yo, también es la primera crónica de viajes en la historia de nuestro país. En los últimos meses celebramos la igualdad de género, y aunque los libros de feminismo son imprescindibles, son igualmente necesarias las investigaciones que ponen en valor a mujeres olvidadas.

Las cartas de Egeria durante su viaje desde Gallaecia hasta Jerusalém se perdieron durante siglos, y ya en el XIX, un erudito italiano, Gian Francesco Gam
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Christiane
May 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
The oldest surviving text recounting a woman's pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Half of the surviving text deals with her travels in search of the holy places mentioned in the accounts of the wanderings of the Israelites, and half details the liturgy observed in the churches in Jerusalem. Fascinating for anyone studying pilgrimage. The notes on the text are especially good, also. ...more
Palimp
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo más fascinante de este libro es, sin lugar a dudas, la autora. Una señora principal, a la que se califica de monja -según el autor del prólogo incorrectamente puesto que las monjas como tal no existían-, que decide viajar desde Galicia hasta Jerusalén para visitar los lugares santos. A medida que transcurre el viaje va enviando una serie de cartas describiendo lo que ve y lo que va haciendo.
Jane G Meyer
Again, this is not the edition I have. I do have this translation by Gingras, but mine is hardcover and published by Paulist Press. This is a fascinating read--of a diary of a women, Egeria, probably written in the fifth century. Her words recount her travels to the Holy Land.
Debbi
At times it was a bit tedious - just like reading someone else's diary. But at other times it was a fascinating look at a first person account of the practices and worship of the early church. ...more
Christina
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En fascinerande beskrivning av en pilgrimsresa till Sinai och det heliga landet på sent 300-tal, skildrad i brev från en kvinna till sina (kristna) systrar hemma i dagens Spanien. Intressant att dåtidens liturgi är så lik dagens, och beskrivningar av miljöerna och resorna är mycket spännande.
Antonio Aguilar
Mar 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Relectura de un clásico que por fin tengo en papel.

El libro de Egeria son las quince páginas que se conservan de las cartas que esta viajera del siglo IV de nuestra era mandó a una comunidad religiosa de Galicia (España) durante su enorme periplo por los lugares sagrados para la cristiandad que se esparcen desde Egipto a Turquía. Escritas originalmente en latín coloquial, esas cartas nos acercan a un mundo ya extinto que la viajera recorre visitando monasterios, cenobios, tumbas y conviviendo co
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Jose Narbona
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me fascina imaginarme el estado del mundo y del turismo global en el siglo IV de nuestra era. Simpático el detalle de mencionar siempre la costumbre de entregar un pequeño detalle como regalo al peregrino. Por otro lado, una cuidada edición con excelentes notas paran texto de una poco conocida figura histórica de nuestro país.
Patricia
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El primer relato de una viajera hispana. Crónica del viaje en primera persona de
Egeria, mujer gallega de profunda religiosidad y espíritu curioso, que en el siglo IV viajó hasta Jerusalén para visitar Los Santos Lugares. Asombra ver cómo, salvando las distancias, la conducta de los turistas no han variado tanto desde el siglo IV.
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