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Anonymous Pilgrim V, Untitled 2.16


We know next to nothing about the European traveller to the Holy Land called Anonymous Pilgrim V, whose account survives in one manuscript in Austria. The editor Wilhelm Neumann argued that, while his journey seems to have preceded the fall of Jerusalem in 1187 C.E., certain details reflect knowledge of the end of the 12th or beginning of the 13th century. The work has two parts apparently written by the same author, the first giving a straightforward itinerary and the second a survey of the region’s ethnography, religions, and environment. This passage summarizes the ecclesiastical hierarchy in the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, including the Archbishop of Caesarea.


Preterea iste civitates sunt, que non habent episcopos: Scalona, que est sub episcopo Bethlehemitano; Ioppen, que est sub canonicis Dominici Sepulcri; Neapolis, que est sub Abbate Templi, Caifa sub Archepiscopo Cesariense. 1

Textual Note

Ed. Neumann 1866

Discussion Note

Heiligenkreuz Bibliothek 88


Furthermore, there are these cities that do not have bishops: Ascalon, which is subject to the Bishop of Bethlehem; Ioppe, which is subject to the canons of the Lord’s Sepulcher; Neapolis, which is subject to the Abbot of the Temple; and Caifa, subject to the Archbishop of Caesarea. 2

Translation Note

Adapted from Stewart 1894

Works Cited

  • 1 Wilhelm Anton Neumann, Drei mittelaltliche Pilgerschriften, Österreichische Vierteljahresschrift für katholische Theologie 5 (1866): 211–82, p: 271.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 2 Anonymous Pilgrim V, [On the Holy Land], in Anonymous Pilgrims, I.-VIII, trans. Aubrey Stewart, repr. New York: AMS Press, 1971, Palestine Pilgrims’ Text Society (London: Palestine Pilgrims’ Text Society, 1894), 22–36, p: 32, section: 2.16.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record


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Joseph L. Rife, “Anonymous Pilgrim V, Untitled 2.16,” in Caesarea Maritima: A Collection of Testimonia, entry published June 30, 2023,


Joseph L. Rife, “Anonymous Pilgrim V, Untitled 2.16.” In Caesarea Maritima: A Collection of Testimonia, edited by Joseph L. Rife., edited by Joseph L. Rife. Caesarea City and Port Exploration Project, 2023. Entry published June 30, 2023.

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Entry Title: Anonymous Pilgrim V, Untitled 2.16

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  • Joseph L. Rife, general editor, Vanderbilt University
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