Author: Projet HospitAm

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…