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
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.