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Author Wey, William, 1405 or 1406-1476.

Title The itineraries of William Wey / edited and translated by Francis Davey.

Published Oxford : Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  263.04245632 WEY    DUE 19-01-20
Physical description 253 pages : map ; 25 cm
Notes Translated from the Middle English.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-244) and index.
Contents William Wey -- The Journey -- The Book and the Translation -- 1. Changes of Money from England to Rome and Venice -- 2. A Provision -- 3. In This Book Contained is the Way to Jerusalem and the Holy Places in That Same Country -- 4. Mnemonic Verses -- 5. Reasons for Pilgrimage to the Holy Land -- 6. Reasons for Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (ctd) -- 7. The 1458 Pilgrimage to Jerusalem -- 8. William Wey's Route in 1458 -- 9. The 1462 Pilgrimage to Jerusalem -- 10. Word Lists -- 11. A Medley -- 12. Indices to the Mappa Terrae Sanctae -- 13. Distances between Places in the Holy Land and Latin/Greek Vocabulary -- 14. Rome -- 15. The 1456 Pilgrimage to Compostella -- Appendix I. The Gifts of William Wey to the Chapel at Edington -- Appendix II. Essays -- The Icon of Our Lady of Philerimos -- Wey's Sermons and Syon Monastery -- William Wey's Own Books -- Andrea Morosini of Venice, William Wey's Patronus.
Summary "̀Another miracle! One of those sailing on our ship had his purse cut from his belt. He lost his valuables and all the money he had He immediately made a vow to St James that if he recovered his property he would go to him stripped. After he had made this vow, a Breton, who had cut his purse, was caught in the act of cutting another man's purse. The pilgrim's purse was discovered in the thief's pocket, and so, with St James's help, he got it back. Immediately be set off for St James, stripped, as he had vowed.'William Wey<BR><BR>William wey, fifteenth-century Devon priest, Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford and Bursar of Eton College, made three pilgrimages between 1456 and 1462 - to Compostella, Rome and the Holy Land. Prompted by friends, he wrote a compelling account of his experiences and here, for the first time, his text has been translated into modern English<BR><BR>Wey's narrative adds a personal dimension to the phenomenon of pilgrimage. An intriguing and devout person, Wey is adventurous, highly observant and eminently resourceful. While waiting for the pilgrim galley to sail to Jaffa, for example, Wey spent over a month in Venice and gives a colourful description of a mercantile city in its heyday. Not only was Venice a good place to exchange money and stock up on provisions, here he witnessed in awe the elaborate funeral procession of the Doge and the inauguration of his successor. He also provides practical advice on kit, such as taking a small chamber pot should you be too ill to climb to the upper deck of the galley, and on conduct and currency. Francis Davey has followed in Weỳs footsteps, identifying some of the relics and shrines mentioned in The Itineraries that exist to this day, such as the hand of St John the Baptist in Cetinje in Montenegro<BR><BR>Medieval English accounts of continental pilgrimage are rare and The Itineraries provides a fascinating insight into travel, religious faith and the topography of fifteenth-century Europe and beyond"--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Davey, Francis Noel, 1904-
Subject Wey, William, 1405 or 1406-1476 -- Travel.
Wey, William, 1405 or 1406-1476 -- Religion.
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Italy -- Rome -- Early works to 1800.
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Spain -- Santiago de Compostela -- Early works to 1800.
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Palestine -- Early works to 1800.
ISBN 9781851243044 (hbk.)
1851243046 (hbk.)