Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Burchard of Strasbourg

Date: 1175 or shortly thereafter

Original Language: Latin


Burchard’s Itinerary reads as a travel narrative. He tells how he set sail from Genoa and stopped in Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily (he describes the flora, fauna, and the inhabitants of these islands); he describes the fish of the Mediterranean and the famous lighthouse of Alexandria, which he saw as he approached the …

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Tolan, John, “ Itinerarium”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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