The Pilgrimage to Compostela in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays [NOOK Book]


Nine new studies address the phenomenon of the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the legendary burying place of St. James.
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The Pilgrimage to Compostela in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays

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Nine new studies address the phenomenon of the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the legendary burying place of St. James.
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Nine studies examine the pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela, the reputed burial place of St. James and one of the most visited shrines in medieval Europe. They discuss the religious ambiance in the 12th century and the cult of St. James, the theme of the pilgrimage in 13th-century Spanish literature, its representation in a 15th-century Flemish altarpiece, the observations and reactions of a 15th-century German visitors, the use of the saint's emblem in Scandinavia, virtual pilgrimage on the World Wide Web, and other facets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136514760
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 2 MB

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Linda Kay Davidson is Professor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College. Maryjane Dunn is Professor of Spanish at the University of Rhode Island.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Illustrations
Preface: The Pilgrimage to Compostela: Time and Place
Introduction: Bibliography of the Pilgrimage: The State of the Art
1 The Cult of Saints and Divine Patronage in Gallaecia before Santiago 3
2 The Geography and History of Iberia in the Liber Sancti Jacobi 23
3 Music and the Pilgrimage 43
4 1494: Hieronymus Munzer, Compostela, and the Codex Calixtinus 69
5 The Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in the Cantigas de Santa Maria 97
6 The Iconography of St. James in the Indianapolis Museum's Fifteenth-Century Altarpiece 113
7 The Pilgrim-Shell in Denmark 131
8 A Medieval Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela on the Information Highway 143
Notes on the Contributors 153
Works Cited 157
Index 175
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