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The City and the Pilgrim

  • Lynette R. Muir
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Part of the New Studies in Medieval History book series

Abstract

The universe and the world, the society of past and present in which he lived and worked and had his being — these were only part of the reality of existence for medieval man who knew himself to be, in Augustine’s words, a citizen of two cities, the city of the world and the city of God. ‘Here is no abiding city’: man is constantly on the move, a quester, a seeker, a pilgrim on his way to the new Jerusalem.

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Suggestions for Further Reading and Notes

  1. S. Berger, La Bible française au moyen-âge: Etude sur les plus anciennes versions de la Bible écrites en prose de langue d’oil (Paris, 1884).Google Scholar
  2. Jean Bonnard, Les Traductions de la Bible en vers français au moyen-âge (Paris, 1884).Google Scholar
  3. A. Lecoy de la Marche, La Chaire française au moyen-âge (Paris, 1886).Google Scholar
  4. E. Langlois, La Vie en France au moyen âge, vol. IV: La Vie spirituelle (Paris, 1928; rept 1970).Google Scholar
  5. C. A. Robson, Cambridge History of the Bible, vol. II: Vernacular Scriptures in France (Cambridge, 1969).Google Scholar

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© Lynette R. Muir 1985

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