Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage

Get access

Late Medieval French Pilgrimage Narratives
(2,633 words)

In chronological order, the earliest of the pilgrimage writers considered here was actually Netherlandish although he wrote in French. He made several abortive attempts to go to the Holy Land, which indicate some of the considerable difficulties would-be pilgrims faced in this period.  Apparently born in 1474, Jean de Zeilbecke or Jean Taccoen was lord of Zillebecke, a village in the neighborhood of Ypres. He left a work in manuscript, Recueil d’itinéraires, voyage à Saint-Jacques, …

Cite this page
Anne-Sophie De Franceschi, “Late Medieval French Pilgrimage Narratives”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_000221>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023



▲   Back to top   ▲