This chapter introduces the theme of the volume and the contributions it seeks to make to the study of ancient travel. Such contributions are twofold. First, this volume is the first to include early Islamic travel within the comparative study of travel in antiquity. Second, our focus on experiential aspects of ancient journeying break new ground in demonstrating the variety of experiences travelling may evoke and in leading the way in the application of new methods in the study of ancient travel. This introduction ends with suggestions for future research, for which the articles collected here set the stage.
|Title of host publication||Jewish, Christian, and Muslim travel experiences|
|Subtitle of host publication||3rd century BCE – 8th century CE|
|Editors||Susanne Luther, Pieter B. Hartog, Clare Wilde|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
|Name||Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Tension, Transmission, Transformation|