IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 722: Holy-Land Landscape in Descriptions of Pilgrims of the Three Religions: Perception, Reality, and Imagination

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Faculty of Humanities & Social Studies, Tel Hai Academic College, Upper Galilee
Organiser:Tziona Grossmark, Faculty of Humanities & Social Studies, Tel Hai Academic College, Upper Galilee
Moderator/Chair:Haim Goren, Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Tel Hai Academic College, Upper Galilee
Paper 722-aThe Desert in Talmudic Travellers' Tales: Reality and Imagination
(Language: English)
Tziona Grossmark, Faculty of Humanities & Social Studies, Tel Hai Academic College, Upper Galilee
Index terms: Folk Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 722-bOttheinrich's Pilgrimage Tapestries: Natural, Cultural, and Religious Landscapes of 16th-Century Palestine
(Language: English)
Haim Goren, Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Tel Hai Academic College, Upper Galilee
Index terms: Art History - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Religious Life
Paper 722-cHae Sunt Mansiones: Rabbinic Journey to Galilee Settlements
(Language: English)
Yair Seltenreich, Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Tel Hai Academic College, Upper Galilee
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Local History
Abstract

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land was an early phenomenon of Judaism, Christian pilgrimage started at the beginning of the Byzantine period. Later in early medieval period the first Muslim travelers wrote and described their voyages to the Holy Land.
The proposed session is combined from four papers whose common subject is the Holy Land through the eyes of pilgrims and travelers representing any of the three monotheistic religions. Each of the proposed papers will deal with a different period starting from late antiquity, medieval and up to modern period with a divergence of the sources, artistic, literary etc.