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Article

Department

History (Pomona)

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Keywords

Saints, Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

Abstract

Raymond "The Palmer" (Palmario or Palmerio) of Piacenza (d. 1200) is a good example of a medieval pilgrim saint who, after the death of his wife and five children, committed himself to an endless series of pilgrimages to various shrines, including Jerusalem. Raymond ultimately suspended his itinerant life, dedicating himself to the relief of the poor and sick in his native Piacenza. This transformation made him typical of the lay "civic saints" who dominated Italian hagiography from the late twelfth to the late thirteenth centuries.

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Previously linked to as: http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/irw,321

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© 2008 Kenneth Baxter Wolf

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