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Liber Vitae from Reichenau. From Zürich Zentralbibliothek. MS Rh Hist 27 fol89r. CCBYSA

How were the names of Scandinavian Pilgrims recorded?

From ca. 1000, Scandinavian pilgrims travelled south to reach the large centres. Registered in the Confraternity Book from Reichenau, we know the names of more than 700 Scandinavian pilgrims from the 11th and 12th centuries. A new research project aims to determine what these people were called back home and abroad.

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