Erzählte Bewegung. Narrationsstrategien und Funktionsweisen lateinischer Pilgertexte (4.-15. Jahrhundert), Susanna Fischer analyzes the function and structure of the genre of pilgrimage narratives from a literary point of view.
The first part of the book is devoted to theoretical reflections and a systematic analysis of characteristic elements of pilgrimage narratives. Interpreting the texts from a narrative perspective, she focuses not only on formal characteristics but also on narrative structures and thus takes a closer look at the poetics of pilgrimage narratives. Through the detailed analysis of fourteen Latin texts about pilgrimage to the Holy Land from the 4th to the 15th century, she illustrates the development of a literary tradition with specific structural, stylistic and narrative characteristics.
Susanna E. Fischer, Ph.D. (2008) in Latin, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, is teaching at that university. She has published on Latin literature from Antiquity to the Middle Medieval Ages, including
Seneca as a Theologian (De Gruyter, 2008).
The book will be of interest for scholars of medieval history, medieval literature, travel literature and biblical studies.