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Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance
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Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance: 'The Undiscovered Country'

Wes Williams

Abstract

This book studies the place and meaning of pilgrimage in European Renaissance culture. It makes new material available and also provides fresh perspectives on canonical writers such as Rabelais, Montaigne, Marguerite de Navarre, Erasmus, Petrarch, Augustine, and Gregory of Nyssa. The book undertakes a bold exploration of various interlinking themes in Renaissance pilgrimage: the location, representation, and politics of the sacred, together with the experience of the everyday, the extraordinary, the religious, and the represented. It also examines the literary formation of the subjective narra ... More

Keywords: pilgrimage, French Renaissance, narrative, pilgrim experience, Rabelais, Montaigne, Marguerite de Navarre, Erasmus, Petrarch, Gregory of Nyssa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198159407
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159407.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wes Williams, author
New College, Oxford
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