Felix Fabri

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A page of Felix Fabri's Evagatorium, from 1484-88

Felix Fabri (also spelt Faber; 1441 – 1502) was a Swiss Dominican theologian. He left vivid and detailed descriptions of his pilgrimages to Palestine and also in 1489 authored a book on the history of Swabia, entitled Historia Suevorum.

He made his early studies under the Dominicans at Basle and Ulm, where he spent most of his life.

"Faber" is the Latin nominative singular form of his surname. He is often referred to as "Fabri," the Latin genitive singular, i.e. the possessive form, because his name appears this way in the title of his book, "Fratris Felicis Fabri Evagatorium in Terræ Sanctæ, Arabiæ et Egypti peregrinationem."

One of Fabri's companions during his 1483–84 pilgrimage to the Holy Land was Hungarian poet and cleric János Lászai (Latin: Johannes de Lazo).[1]

In Jerusalem he met Bernhard von Breidenbach.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lázár, Imre: Egy erdélyi zarándok Egyiptomban. Lászai János 1483-as útja a Szent Család nyomában. In: Magyar Egyháztörténeti Vázlatok, 2000. Vol. 1–4., 105–125. p.
  2. ^ Fabri, 1893, p. 104

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fabri, Felix (1848): Fratris Felicis Fabri Evagatorium in Terrae sanctae, Arabiae et Aegypti peregrinationem: 3 vol. in Latin. Vol 1. The full text, google-books,
  • Fabri, Felix (1849): Fratris Felicis Fabri Evagatorium in Terræ Sanctæ, Arabiæ et Egypti peregrinationem in Latin. Vol 3. The full text, google-books,
  • Fabri, Felix (1896). Felix Fabri (circa 1480–1483 A.D.) vol I, part I. Palestine Pilgrims' Text Society.
  • Fabri, Felix (1896). Felix Fabri (circa 1480–1483 A.D.) vol I, part II. Palestine Pilgrims' Text Society.
  • Fabri, Felix (1893). Felix Fabri (circa 1480–1483 A.D.) vol II, part I. Palestine Pilgrims' Text Society.
  • Fabri, Felix (1893). Felix Fabri (circa 1480–1483 A.D.) vol II, part II. Palestine Pilgrims' Text Society. with p. 677: Index
  • Jean Meyers, Félix Fabri. Les errances de Frère Félix, pélerin en Terre sainte, en Arabie et en Égypte (1480–1483). Tome I : Premier et deuxième traités. Montpellier : Publications de l'Université Paul-Valéry et du CERCAM, 2000, 438 p.
  • Félix Fabri. Les errances de Frère Félix, pélerin en Terre sainte, en Arabie et en Égypte (1480–1483). Tome II : Troisième et quatrième traités. Texte Latin, introduction, traduction et notes sous la direction de Jean Meyers et Nicole Chareyron, Montpellier : Publications de l'Université Paul-Valéry et du CERCAM, 2003, 453 p.
  • Once to Sinai : Further Pilgrimage of Friar Felix Fabri (1947), H. F. M. Prescott, The Macmillan Company
  • Jerusalem Journey: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the Fifteenth Century (1954) H. F. M. Prescott published by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London.
  • Pilgrimage Yesterday and Today (1988) J. G. Davies, SCM Press Ltd.