FHIAH FELIX AT LARGE by H. F. M. Prescott

FHIAH FELIX AT LARGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This presents the work of a 15th century Dominican brother which told of his travels to the Holy Land, one pilgrimage in 1480 and another in 1483 and offers a fairly spray account of the religious tourists of long ago. Together with the reason for such a trip, and the preparations, there are the difficulties and dangers attendant on travel, the enforced fellowship of the road, and the hardships of voyaging. And arrived at their destination for the Pilgrims there are not only the sights and sounds of the strange land, but the arduous outings and exciting encounters that were unavoidable in those times. There are the devotions, the vigils, the relics and souvenirs, the trivial and human incidents that at times make it a mirror of modern travelers abroad. Other personal narratives are combined with Brother Felix', so that the picture is one of contrasts and comparisons. Definitely for the scholar and because of its special preoccupation of small interest to a general audience.

Publisher: Tale University Press