Pilgrim Stories: On and Off the Road to Santiago, Journeys Along an Ancient Way in Modern Spain / Edition 1

Pilgrim Stories: On and Off the Road to Santiago, Journeys Along an Ancient Way in Modern Spain / Edition 1

by Nancy Louise Frey
     
 

"Reading Pilgrim Stories is as close as one will ever get to the sights, sounds, anxieties, pains and deeper meanings of the Santiago pilgrimage, short of making the pilgrimage oneself. This is probably the most comprehensive as well as the most vivid account of the pilgrimage ever written. . . . A triumph of anthropological fieldwork unraveling a fine web

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"Reading Pilgrim Stories is as close as one will ever get to the sights, sounds, anxieties, pains and deeper meanings of the Santiago pilgrimage, short of making the pilgrimage oneself. This is probably the most comprehensive as well as the most vivid account of the pilgrimage ever written. . . . A triumph of anthropological fieldwork unraveling a fine web of cultural and spiritual meanings."—Robert Bellah, author of Habits of the Heart

"The best thing about this book is the author's ear and attentiveness. She takes her often confused and disoriented subjects seriously, and in her reporting allows us to glimpse the dissatisfactions and frustrations of the contemporary West."—William A. Christian, Jr., author of Visionaries

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520217515
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/30/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Sales rank:
726,389
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Arriving at the End1
Ch. 1Pilgrims to Santiago17
Ch. 2Journey Shaping47
Ch. 3Learning New Rhythms71
Ch. 4Landscapes of Discovery87
Ch. 5Arrivals and Endings137
Ch. 6Santiago153
Ch. 7To the End of the Earth170
Ch. 8Going Home177
Conclusions: Arriving at the Beginning217
Appendix AFieldwork on the Road232
Appendix BThe Twentieth-Century Reanimation237
Notes255
References277
Index297

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