The Age of Pilgrimage: The Medieval Journey to God / Edition 1

The Age of Pilgrimage: The Medieval Journey to God / Edition 1

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by Jonathan Sumption
     
 

About the Author

Jonathan Sumption was a History Fellow at Magdalene College, Oxford, until 1975 and is now a QC practicing at the commercial bar. He has also written The Albigensian Crusade and Trial by Battle and Trial by Fire, the first two volumes of his acclaimed history of the Hundred Years War. See more details below

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About the Author

Jonathan Sumption was a History Fellow at Magdalene College, Oxford, until 1975 and is now a QC practicing at the commercial bar. He has also written The Albigensian Crusade and Trial by Battle and Trial by Fire, the first two volumes of his acclaimed history of the Hundred Years War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587680250
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
1Introduction5
2The Cult of Relics21
3The Saints and Their Relics50
4The Pursuit of the Miraculous69
5The Medicine of the Sick98
6Origins and Ideals122
7The Penitential Pilgrimage136
8The Great Age of Pilgrimage160
9The Legacy of the Crusades194
10The Growth of a Cult207
11The Journey239
12The Sanctuary299
13Rome308
14The Later Middle Ages I369
15The Later Middle Ages II385
16Medieval Christianity: Religion to Ritual418
Abbreviations441
Notes445
Bibliography512
Index549

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