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A New Translation of the Itinerarium Egeriae with Introduction and Commentary
Anne McGowan and Paul F. Bradshaw
ISBN: 978-0-8146-8421-4, 8421
Details: 248 pgs , 6 x 9
Publication Date: 07/17/2018
This new version of the late fourth-century diary of journeys in and around the Holy Land known as the Itinerarium Egeriae provides a more literal translation of the Latin text than earlier English renderings, with the aim of revealing more of the female traveler's personality. The substantial introduction to the book covers both early pilgrimage as a whole, especially travel by women, and the many liturgical rites of Jerusalem that Egeria describes. Both this and the verse-by-verse commentary alongside the translated text draw on the most recent scholarship, making this essential reading for pilgrims, students, and scholars seeking insight into life and piety during one of Christianity's most formative periods.
Anne McGowan is assistant professor of liturgy at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she is the author of Eucharistic Epicleses, Ancient and Modern (Liturgical Press, 2014).
Paul F. Bradshaw is emeritus professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. The author or editor of over thirty books and more than 120 articles and essays, he is also a past president of both the North American Academy of Liturgy and the international Societas Liturgica.