THE PALMERS AND ARMED PILGRIMS

Abstract

Author(s): Emrullah KALELI

The pilgrims who set out on foot, carried no weapon and provisioned the needs with the alms from benefactors all the way in medieval were called “palmers”. This type of pilgrim, wearing a rough cloack and a round felt hat, symbolized the purest status of the pilgrimage with the saddlebag over his shoulder and a staff in his hand. In that epoch, the most acceptable pilgrimage was to visit the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Together with the increase of interest in these visits, it was formed the wish to have Jerusalem between Christians. Western Christians formerly had been come in the shape of palmers, this time fronted to Jerusalem as armed pilgrims. As a justification of their these aggrassive attitudes, they refered to the so-called torments inflicted by Turks against the Christians. In this study, it is discussed the process regarding with the transmutation of an ordinary pilgrimage to the crusades.

Announcements

You can send your paper at https://www.scholarscentral.org/submissions/international-social-research.html

  • The Journal of International Social Research / Uluslararası Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi ISSN: 1307-9581, an international, peer-reviewed, on the web publication, from 2007 will be issued least four times annualy.
  • Our journal is an independent academic publication based on research in social sciences, contributing to its field and trying to publish scientific articles that will bring innovation to the original and social sciences.
  • The journal has got an international editorial board and referee board, mainly embodied from the each individually professional on the social research fields.
  • Uluslararası Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi / The Journal of International Social Research became a member of Cross Reff since 2014 and started to assign DOI numbers to the articles. image
Google scholar citation report
Citations : 27

The Journal of International Social Research received 27 citations as per google scholar report

The Journal of International Social Research peer review process verified by publons
Get the App