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Introduction

  • Marina Montesano
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Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)

Abstract

Don Aquilante Rocchetta left Palermo in 1599 to start his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He was born in Calabria and ordained a priest in Sicily, where he lived, and in Jerusalem, he was received into the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Like many well-educated men of his generation, be they secular or religious, he was acquainted with humanistic culture and practised a faith purged of many beliefs deemed ‘superstitious’, an attitude that shines through in the account he wrote of his travels.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MessinaMessinaItaly

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