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La carte comme substitut au voyage

Abstract : In his Institutiones, Cassidiore asks the Vivarium monks,who have taken avow of stability,to practise a "peregrinatio in stabilitate".With the help of a map they will be able to travel safely all over the world thank's to their mind's eyes.This dialectic of motionless travelling expressed at the beginning of the 6th century is taken up again by several authors until the 16th century and even later.Firstly spread in the monastic circles where the map is used as a medium for meditation,it spreads in the secular circles at the end of the Middle Ages.In any case,it reveals how faithful representations of the reality maps were taken for,representations that lead to the knowledge of the world and the learning of geography and as a result the taking place of real travelling
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Nathalie Bouloux. La carte comme substitut au voyage . Cartes & géomatique, Comité français de cartographie, 2017, A l'échelle du monde. La carte: objet culturel, social et politique, du Moyen Âge à nos jours, pp.45-53. ⟨halshs-01753913⟩



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