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 and dated to the eleventh century, was found only at the end of the nineteenth century by Gian Francesco Gamurrini in the library of the Confraternita dei Laici in Arezzo.
Cristina Corsi (Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale)
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 the Near East was perfectly efficient, and that Roman citizens relied upon this amazing infrastructure even when they travelled for private purposes or undertook a pilgrimage journey.
Cristina Corsi (Università di Cassino – Résidente de l’IMéRA)
Roads have always been addressed as formidable channels through which people, goods, news, ideas and cultures are transferred, and they indeed constitute the ‘circulatory system’ of entities such as regions, states, continents. They are means through which social, economic and cultural patterns are conveyed, and languages, traditions, religions, habits, fashions, musical practices and material culture are transmitted.
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