Tag Archive: Pilgrims

Leprosy in the Middle Ages – A Tale of Tragedy and Prejudice

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Leprosy has always been a subject of interest among scientists, since there is and was a lot of controversy surrounding it. According to traditional theories, during the Middle Ages, when the disease was blooming, people afflicted by it were treated as outcasts – shunned by every layer of society and forced to live in shadows…

MAP#65: The Pardoner’s Tale (Canterbury Tales)

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Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales toward the end of the 14th century. The tales are a story telling contest by a group of pilgrims traveling to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. Today we are going to listen to The Pardoner’s Tale, a tale of greed, treachery and betrayal. The Pardoner’s…

Canterbury Tales Prologue in Middle English read by Diane Jones

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The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. They were mostly written in verse form in Middle English, the language of the day. Today Middle English is something of a foreign language, not recognizable by the masses. In this video Diane Jones reads the…

Peregrinatio pro amore Dei: A Rocky Mountain Medieval Pilgrimmage

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This past weekend The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association (RMMRA) held their 46th annual meeting. While not as big as the KZoo conference it allows for more interaction with the presenters both during the sessions and in between sessions. The conference titled: “Peregrinatio pro amore Dei: Aspects of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and…

At 1841 Society Luncheon, a Medieval Pilgrimage Comes to Life

At a recent luncheon, a Fordham professor gave a virtual tour of a European pilgrimage route that has attracted untold thousands of people throughout history, ranging from medieval noblemen to Fordham students who posted travel dispatches on the Internet. Richard Gyug, Ph.D., professor of history and medieval studies, spoke on Sept. 21 at a luncheon…

Leça do Balio Medieval Fair

Medieval fair in Matosinhos celebrates every year the the old Santiago pilgrimage passage, were in the XII century the military order of St. John of Jerusalem decided to choose the Leça do Balio Monastery has it´s headquarters. Placed by the ancient roman road that connected Porto and Braga, the Leça do Balio Monastery is still…