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Pilgrimages: The Great Adventure of the Middle Ages

Pilgrimages: The Great Adventure of the Middle Ages

by John Ure


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ISBN-13: 9780786717804
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Former British Ambassador Sir John Ure is author of numerous history and travel books, including In Search of Nomads, The Cossacks, and The Trail of Tamerlane. He writes on travel for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and has served on the council of the Royal Geographical Society and as chairman of the Thomas Cook 'Travel Book of the Year' panel. A regular guest lecturer on foreign tours, Who's Who lists as his recreation 'travelling uncomfortably in remote places and writing about it comfortably afterwards'.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
1Prologue: the Adventure of a Lifetime1
2The Motivation for Pilgrimage: Saints and Sinners5
3Jerusalem: the Archetypal Pilgrimage17
4Canon Casola: the Privileged Pilgrim27
5Rome: the Eternal City Pilgrimage51
6Margery Kempe: the Unpopular Pilgrim65
7Santiago de Compostela: the Romantic Pilgrimage75
8John of Gaunt: the Overmighty Pilgrim; and Andrew Boorde: the Merry Pilgrim87
9Canterbury: the Political Pilgrimage99
10Erasmus: the Sceptical Pilgrim115
11Less Frequented Pilgrimages: Mount Athos, Glastonbury, Durham, Walsingham125
12Brother Felix: the Popular Pilgrim151
13Armed Pilgrimages: Crusades to the Holy Land; the Albigensian Crusade; the Pilgrimage of Grace165
14Pilgrimage and the Black Death187
15Sir John Mandeville: the Literary Pilgrim197
16John Bunyan: the Allegorical Pilgrim209
17A Personal Epilogue223
Select Bibliography249

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KayDekker on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Really very good and accessible, like his other works.I wish he'd explored the problem of John Mandeville in a little more depth, but he is deliciously mean to poor Margery Kempe!This would make a great classroom resource for older children.