study guide for the midterm for medieval traveler, '12

How did he describe the earth what are his

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How did he describe the earth? What are his descriptions a mix of? What was his deal with water?? “The earth is our book:” what does that mean? And what does that mean for geography? What was the state of theoretical geography in the Middle Ages and why? Did accuracy matter? Early Medieval Cartography What types of maps existed and what is their survival rates and why? What were the purposes of the maps? Travel guides? What kind of travel? How do they represent space and time? How did spiritual maps reflect time and space? What was their purpose and how did their purpose relate to the sagas? Itinerarum: what was the idea of a journey for medieval people? What kinds of journeys did they undertake? What were some of the characteristics of each? How do Brendan’s voyage; the Vikings movements; and the travels of Iberian and other Jewish travelers fit into the model proposed by this article? What were some of the conditions and factors involved in real travel? Best times to go somewhere, routes, issues around roads, bridges, canals? What were the means of transportation for both people and goods? How did most people travel? How did
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geography affect the ways and means of travel? How did the developing Christian church affect these realities of the road? How did traveling clerics help travel conditions?
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  • Spring '13
  • SuzanneYeager
  • Middle Ages, jewish travelers, medieval notions

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