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Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance'The Undiscovered Country'$
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Wes Williams

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198159407

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159407.001.0001

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Other Men's Lands

Other Men's Lands

(p.249) Chapter Seven Other Men's Lands
Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance

Wes Williams

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the characters and occupations of pilgrims during the Renaissance period. It discusses the experience of Christopher Columbus as pilgrim and explorer and Batholomew Georgiewitz as pilgrim as slave. It also highlights Henri de Castela's fear of dismemberment during his pilgrimage, Francois Rabelais' fantasies about resurrection, and various accounts by Jean Calvin. This chapter evaluates the similarities and differences in the narrative style and accounts of these well-known pilgrims.

Keywords:   pilgrims, Christopher Columbus, Bartholomew Georgiewitz, Henri de Castela, Francois Rabelais, Jean Calvin, pilgrimage narrative

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