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The Twelfth-Century Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela: Art and Mores along the Routes

This year marks the holy year of the city Santiago de Compostela, when the Feast Day of Saint James the Greater—July 25—falls on a Sunday. This program revisits the magnificent Romanesque structure with a virtual presentation reconstructing the Romanesque Cathedral, talks, and a musical feast featuring pieces from the famed Codex Calixtinus, performed by the group Lionheart.

She introduces us to the twelfth-century "Pilgrim's Guide," an astoundingly complete travel book which includes, among many other topics, an entirely new way of thinking about architecture. The Pilgrim's Guide is the last of the five books that make up the manuscript of the Codex Calixtinus, the very first guidebook to a holy site written in the West, and a forerunner of modern travel guides.

Paula Gerson, Professor of Medieval Art, Florida State University; introduced by Nancy Wu, Museum educator, The Cloisters


Learn more about medieval manuscripts on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/book/hd_book.htm

Learn more about pilgrimage in medieval Europe:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pilg/hd_pilg.htm

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