Travel Narratives: Who is the author of the travel account?
This interactive exercise is designed for students. Read three travel accounts of visits to Jerusalem during the late medieval period, all by male authors. All three describe essentially the same things, but in different ways. Students are challenged to consider how the authorís gender, religious preference, age, and ethnic origin all shape how he or she writes an account, and then determine the religion and reason for traveling of the author of each account.