FROM 1165 to 1173 Benjamin of Tudela journeyed from his native Navarre through the greater part of the then-known world. He visited about 300 cities including Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Damascus, Baghdad and beyond, meeting their disparate Jewish communities and recording his impressions of their governments, customs, traditions, professions and products.
Originally written in Hebrew, his Itinerary is a landmark of medieval travel literature. The editions available through Italica were originally published by Joseph Simon/Pangloss Press in 1993.
Maps, introductions, and notes.
New Paperback Edition
ISBN: 0-911389-09-1. 170 pp.
ISBN: 0-934710-07-4. 170 pp.