Egeria's Travels

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Egeria's Travels


February 1st, 1999





Egeria, who was most probably a Spanish nun, visited the Holy Land only fifty years after the death of Constantine, making her work the earliest surviving account of the area. Her description of the Holy Land, particularly that of Jerusalem, are written with a loving attention to detail, making her the prime source of early Christian pilgrimage and worship. The third edition of John Wilkinson's well-known book is completely updated and as well as a translation of Egeria's account, includes a wealth of information about Egeria, her journey and early liturgy.

Author Information

Revd Dr John Wilkinson was Director of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem between 1979 and 1984.