Petrarch’s Guide to the Holy Land: Itinerary to the Sepulcher of Our Lord Jesus Christ

3 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780268038731: Petrarch’s Guide to the Holy Land: Itinerary to the Sepulcher of Our Lord Jesus Christ
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In the early spring of 1358, Francis Petrarch was invited by his friend Giovanni Mandelli, a leading military and political figure of Visconti Milan, to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Pleased at the invitation, Petrarch nevertheless declined to undertake the journey. Fear of the sea, of shipwreck, and of “slow death and nausea worse than death” held him back. While Petrarch would not make the literal journey he offered Mandelli a pilgrimage guide instead of his companionship: “nevertheless, I shall be with you in spirit, and since you have requested it, I will accompany you with this writing, which will be for you like a brief itinerary.”

Composed over three days between March and April of 1358, the Itinerarium ad sepulchrum domini nostri takes the characteristic Petrarchan form of an epistle to a friend. Delivered to his correspondent in the form of an elegant booklet, the work presents a literary self-portrait that was meant to stand as “the more stable effigy of my soul and intellect” as well as “a description of places.” Although the Holy Land is the ostensible destination of the pilgrimage, more than half of this charming guidebook is devoted to Petrarch’s leisurely and loving descriptions of Italy’s physical and cultural landscape. Upon reaching the Holy Land, Petrarch transforms himself into one of the greatest ten-cities-in-four-days Baedekers of all time, as Mandelli and the reader race through sacred landmarks and sites and end up, not at the sepulchrum domini nostri, but at the tomb of Alexander.

Theodore Cachey has prepared the first English-language translation of the Itinerarium. Based on an authoritative 14th-century manuscript in the Biblioteca Statale of Cremona, which is, according to the explicit declaration of the scribe, a copy of Petrarch’s 1358 autograph, the translation is accompanied by the manuscript reproduced in facsimile and by a transcription of the Latin text. Cachey’s extensive introduction and notes discuss Petrarch’s text within the multiple contexts of travel in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and contemporary political and cultural issues, including Petrarch’s relation to emergent forms of “cartographic writing” and Renaissance “self-fashioning.” Petrarch’s little book reveals him to be a man of his time, but one whose voice speaks clearly to us across centuries. The Itinerarium is a jewel rediscovered for the modern reader.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Winner of the 2002 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies, Modern Language Association

About the Author:

Theodore J. Cachey, Jr., is professor of Romance languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 40.00
US$ 11.88

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 5.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Trans. and Ed. Theodore J Cachey, Jr
Published by Notre Dame UP (2002)
ISBN 10: 0268038732 ISBN 13: 9780268038731
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Postscript Books
(NEWTON ABBOT, DEVON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Notre Dame UP, 2002. 1-82. Condition: New. This edition of Petrarch's Itinerarium ad Sepulchrum Domini Nostri Yehsu Christi (1358) comprises a complete facsimile and transcription of an authoritative 14th century manuscript, with an introduction, English translation and notes. Seller Inventory # 279447

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0268038732 ISBN 13: 9780268038731
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0268038732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Francesco Petrarch
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0268038732 ISBN 13: 9780268038731
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Condition: New. Facsimile Edition. Language: English. Brand new Book. In the early spring of 1358 Francis Petrarch was invited by his friend Giovanni Mandelli, a leading military and political figure of Visconti Milan, to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Pleased at the invitation, Petrarch nevertheless declined to undertake the journey. Fear of the sea, of shipwreck, and of "slow death and nausea worse than death" held him back. While Petrarch would not make the literal journey he offered Mandelli a pilgrimage guide instead of his companionship: "nevertheless, I shall be with you in spirit, and since you have requested it, I will accompany you with this writing, which will be for you like a brief itinerary". Composed over three days between March and April of 1358, the "Itinerarium ad sepulchrum domini nostri Yesu" takes the characteristic Petrarchan form of an epistle to a friend. Delivered to his correspondent in the form of an elegant booklet, the work presents a literary self-portrait that was meant to stand as "the more stable effigy of my soul and intellect" as well as "a description of places". Although the Holy Land is the ostensible destination of the pilgrimage, more half than of the guidebook is devoted to Petrarch's leisurely and loving descriptions of Italy's physical and cultural landscape. Upon reaching the Holy Land, Petrarch covers ten cities in four days, explores sacred landmarks and sites and ends up at the tomb of Alexander. This translation of the "Itinerarium" is based on an authoritative 14th-century manuscript in the Biblioteca Statale of Cremona, which is, according to the explicit declaration of the scribe, a copy of Petrarch's 1358 autograph, the translation is accompanied by the manuscript reproduced in facsimile and by a transcription of the Latin text. Cachey's introduction and notes discuss Petrarch's text within the multiple contexts of travel in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and contemporary political and cultural issues, including Petrarch's relation to emergent forms of "cartographic writing" and Renaissance "self-fashioning". Seller Inventory # ABE9780268038731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Francesco Petrarch
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0268038732 ISBN 13: 9780268038731
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Condition: New. Facsimile Edition. Language: Latvian,English . Brand New Book. In the early spring of 1358 Francis Petrarch was invited by his friend Giovanni Mandelli, a leading military and political figure of Visconti Milan, to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Pleased at the invitation, Petrarch nevertheless declined to undertake the journey. Fear of the sea, of shipwreck, and of slow death and nausea worse than death held him back. While Petrarch would not make the literal journey he offered Mandelli a pilgrimage guide instead of his companionship: nevertheless, I shall be with you in spirit, and since you have requested it, I will accompany you with this writing, which will be for you like a brief itinerary . Composed over three days between March and April of 1358, the Itinerarium ad sepulchrum domini nostri Yesu takes the characteristic Petrarchan form of an epistle to a friend. Delivered to his correspondent in the form of an elegant booklet, the work presents a literary self-portrait that was meant to stand as the more stable effigy of my soul and intellect as well as a description of places . Although the Holy Land is the ostensible destination of the pilgrimage, more half than of the guidebook is devoted to Petrarch s leisurely and loving descriptions of Italy s physical and cultural landscape. Upon reaching the Holy Land, Petrarch covers ten cities in four days, explores sacred landmarks and sites and ends up at the tomb of Alexander. This translation of the Itinerarium is based on an authoritative 14th-century manuscript in the Biblioteca Statale of Cremona, which is, according to the explicit declaration of the scribe, a copy of Petrarch s 1358 autograph, the translation is accompanied by the manuscript reproduced in facsimile and by a transcription of the Latin text. Cachey s introduction and notes discuss Petrarch s text within the multiple contexts of travel in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and contemporary political and cultural issues, including Petrarch s relation to emergent forms of cartographic writing and Renaissance self-fashioning . Seller Inventory # ABE9780268038731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

FRANCIS PETRARCH
ISBN 10: 0268038732 ISBN 13: 9780268038731
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Academic Book Collection
(Poole, N/A, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. In 1358, Francis Petrarch was invited by his friend Giovanni Mandelli to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Pleased at the invitation, Petrarch nevertheless declined but he offered Mandelli a pilgrimage guide. Although the Holy Land is the ostensible destination of the pilgrimage, more than half of the guidebook is devoted to loving descriptions of Italy's physical and cultural landscape. Upon reaching the Holy Land, Petrarch covers ten cities in four days, explores sacred landmarks and sites and ends up at the tomb of Alexander. This translation is based on a fourteenth-century manuscript in Cremona, which is a copy of Petrarch's 1358 autograph; the manuscript is reproduced in facsimile and there is a transcription of the Latin text. Cachey's introduction and notes discuss Petrarch's text within the contexts of medieval and renaissance travel and contemporary political and cultural issues. Seller Inventory # 2894

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 19.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Cachey, Theodore J.
Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0268038732 ISBN 13: 9780268038731
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110268038732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Published by University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN 10: 0268038732 ISBN 13: 9780268038731
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0268038732 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0128027

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

ISBN 10: 0268038732 ISBN 13: 9780268038731
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0268038732

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Theodore J. Cachey
Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0268038732 ISBN 13: 9780268038731
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Facsimile. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0268038732n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Cachey Jr, Theodore J.
Published by Univ of Notre Dame Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0268038732 ISBN 13: 9780268038731
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Asano Bookshop
(Nagoya, AICHI, Japan)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Notre Dame Press, 2002. Condition: Brand New. Seller Inventory # 84265

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 80.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.50
From Japan to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds