Author: Projet HospitAm

Topographical issues in the Itinerarium Egeriae : An essay on the modalities of travel in the fourth century AD

Cristina Corsi (Università di Cassino) Since the relatively recent discovery of the parchment reporting the incomplete narrative of a journey undertaken to the Holy Land, the text of the so-called Itinerarium Egeriae (formerly known as Peregrinatio Aetheriae) has attracted an amazing attention from scholars. Actually, the parchment, written at Montecassino…

The Silent Voice of the Husband : Hospitality and Gender in the City of Jerusalem

Konstantin Klein (Otto Friedrich Universität Bamberg) Francisco de Zurbarán, Hl. Hieronymus mit der Hl. Paula Romana und ihrer Tochter, Hl. Eustochium, 1638-1640, National Gallery of Art (c) domaine publicIn the last months of 385, the Roman noblewoman Paula boarded a ship at Ostia and sailed first to Cyprus and then…

A “travel blog” of the fourth century AD. The journey of Theophanes through Egypt and Syria.

Cristina Corsi (Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale) The sands of Egypt have preserved an astonishing quantity of private documents that represent for us an irreplaceable occasion to peep into the life of people with different social and cultural origins, engaged in daily routine as well as…

Institutional hospitality and occasional hosting in Christian society between the fourth and sixth centuries: From individual initiative to assistance as mission

Cristina Corsi (Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale) Table de Peutinger (c)Mestni muzej Ljubljana – City museum of Ljubljane Mainly thanks to the testimony of the so-called ‘Pilgrim of Bordeaux’, we know that in the mid-fourth century the Imperial communication network that spread from Western Europe to…