Wednesday, May 30, 2007
"The Road to Jerusalem" is published by The Library of Congress
"Published by the Library of Congress in association with University of Pennsylvania Press, The Road to Jerusalem: Pilgrimage and Travel in the Age of Discovery is a ground-breaking work of scholarship that constructs a historical narrative around the Library's rich collection of early modern printed books on travel. Author F. Thomas Noonan's research in this collection sparked this reexamination of an essential component of European history and culture. The text traces the history of early modern pilgrimage to Jerusalem in light of the history of early modern travel in general - travel that was itself renewed and colored by such cultural twists and turns as the Renaissance and the Reformation"