Summary: Acknowledged as one of the principal sources for the study of Vulgar Latin, the Itinerarium Egeriae has almost exclusively been examined and discussed from the viewpoint of linguistic and early Christian history, while its literary aspects have received little attention. The first part of this article (C&M 55: 163-202) discussed the problems involved in a typological classification of the text. This second part explores the text’s construction of a specific, subjective narration, its different layers of representation, and it’s schemes of interpretation. The problems encountered indicate that the difficulty of describing the text stem not so much from the complexity of the text itself as from the insufficiency of the methodological framework and its inability to grasp the historical meaning of the text. The solution to this problem being beyond the scope of the article, the conclusion proposes
possible directions to be taken by a new approach to the description of early medieval literature.