Minerva-Gentner Symposium Burchard of Mount Sion’s Descriptio Terre Sancte: Toward a Critical Edition and Beyond. An Interdisciplinary Workshop, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv

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For historians studying the medieval Holy Land, Burchard of Mount Sion’s Descriptio Terre Sancte, dated to the 1280s, hardly needs an introduction. Burchard’s detailed and systematic description of a great number of sites, as well as his treatment of topics like the populations that inhabit this territory, make it an invaluable source for scholars working in a wide range of fields. The workshop is meant to study unexplored questions related to the Descriptio and its development and reception.

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