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 Voyage d’Oultremer
(967 words)

‘Journey to the East’

Bertrandon de la Broquière

Date: 1455-59

Original Language: Old French


Bertrandon describes how in 1431 he set off with a group of European pilgrims to Jerusalem, and made the standard pilgrimage visits in the company of Franciscan friars stationed in the East. Yet, instead of returning by sea with his companions, he set off for Damascus, where he found a caravan of returning Meccan pil…

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Tolan, John, “ Voyage d’Oultremer”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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