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Valerie Allen is Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYRuth Evans is Professor of English at Saint Louis University

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719085062

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.001.0001

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The pilgrimage road in late medieval English literature

The pilgrimage road in late medieval English literature

(p.198) 9 The pilgrimage road in late medieval English literature

Shayne Aaron Legassie

Manchester University Press

The reality behind the concept of ‘the pilgrimage road’ is elusive. Though no single road in medieval England can be said to owe its existence to pilgrim traffic, the pilgrimage road is nevertheless a key feature of literature and polemic in the Middle Ages.

Keywords:   pilgrimage, Middle English literature, medieval travel, roads in literature

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