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The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela: Travels…

The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela: Travels in the Middle Ages

by Benjamin of Tudela, Benjamin of Tudela, Benjamin of Tudela, Benjamin of Tudela, Benjamin of Tudela

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Su Libro de Viajes se basa en las notas e impresiones recogidas durante su dilatado periplo. Desde la ciudad de Tudela - reino de Navarra - desciende por el valle del Ebro: Zaragoza, Tortosa, Tarragona, Barcelona y vía Gerona, penetra en Provenza. Embarca en Marsella y viaja a Génova, Pisa y Roma, ciudad ésta en la que debió detenerse un tiempo, a juzgar por el minucioso relato que ofrece de sus antiguos monumentos. ( )
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Baratier, J.P.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Benjamin of Tudela, Spain, a famous world traveler of the 12th century [1173 C.E.] is considered by some modern historians as giving the most accurate description of every-day life in the Middle Ages. Written originally in Hebrew, it was translated into Latin and later became an extremely popular piece of Jewish literature in many languages. The modern reader might regard it as an exotic tale. But the author actually intended to give his contemporaries a factual account of his travels.

What exactly did Benjamin plan to accomplish when he started out on his fantastic journey? At first, probably nothing but a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. which. despite the Crusades, retained a magic attraction for the pious Jew. A pilgrimage-an Aliyah-probably with the thought to stay there for the rest of his life. But the fact is that he did take the long road, stopping frequently, meeting people, visiting places, describing occupations and giving a demographic count of Jews in every town and country.

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