Medieval European Pilgrimage, C.700 - C.1500 / Edition 1

Medieval European Pilgrimage, C.700 - C.1500 / Edition 1

by Diana Webb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333762606

ISBN-13: 9780333762608

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pilgrimage has existed on many different levels from its first inception. Journeys to holy places and shrines were undertaken by young and old, men and women, voluntarily and as penance, along routes of different length and duration, and for a range of different reasons - reverence, to seek cures and healing, for special devotional experience, as thanks or as a

Overview

Pilgrimage has existed on many different levels from its first inception. Journeys to holy places and shrines were undertaken by young and old, men and women, voluntarily and as penance, along routes of different length and duration, and for a range of different reasons - reverence, to seek cures and healing, for special devotional experience, as thanks or as a punishment, for example. Designed with students in mind, Diana Webb explores this variability in what is essentially an introduction to the history of European Christian pilgrimage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333762608
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Series:
European Culture and Society
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,260,729
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Medieval Pilgrimage: an Outline
• Motives for Pilgrimage
• Varieties of Pilgrim
• The Geography of Pilgrimage
• Pilgrimage in Medieval Culture

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