Medieval Glossary


Medieval people would sometimes travel to holy sites containing sacred objects, or even to Rome or Jerusalem. There were often souvenirs for sale, marking a similarity between medieval pilgrimages and modern-day tourism.

Related term(s): Relic; Saint
Category: Western Christianity
Added: 01.01.05
Last modified: 08.07.05
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 217-18.


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