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Author : Conrad Rudolph
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2004-05-19
Page : 131
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780226731278
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Traveling two and a half months and one thousand miles along the ancient route through southern France and northern Spain, Conrad Rudolph made the passage to the holy site of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important modern-day pilgrimage destinations for Westerners. In this chronicle of his travels to this captivating place, Rudolph melds the ancient and the contemporary, the spiritual and the physical, in a book that is at once travel guide, literary work, historical study, and memoir.


Author : Paulo Coelho
Publisher : HarperOne
Release : 2008-09-02
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780061687457
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The Pilgrimage paved the way to Paulo Coehlo's international bestselling novel The Alchemist. In many ways, these two volumes are companions—to truly comprehend one, you must read the other. Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.


Author : Brett Edward Whalen
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2011
Page : 385
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 144260199X
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Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages: A Reader is a rich collection of primary sources for the history of Christian pilgrimage in Europe and the Mediterranean world from the fourth through the sixteenth centuries.


Author : Derry Brabbs
Publisher : Frances Lincoln
Release : 2017-10-26
Page : 256
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 9780711239005
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Ten great historic pilgrim routes of Western Europe, inspiration for today's long distance walker. Pilgrimage in Europe is thriving on a massive scale. This century the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela alone has seen 40 times the number of pilgrim visits. Author Derry Brabbs’ previous book, Roads to Santiago, focused exclusively on the 'camino' through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela; Pilgrimage revisits this classic route, and nine other inspirational journeys across Europe. Whether you’re truly making a pilgrimage, exploring the world, or simply hiking, Pilgrimage will lead you along deeply historical routes like the 'Jakobsweg' in Germany, between Cologne and Trier. You’ll find great walks in Britain and France, like St. Cuthbert's Way which winds around the Scottish Borders to the holy island of Lindisfarne, and the World Heritage Site of Mont-St-Michel built on the tiny island off the coast of Normandy. The most notable addition to the rejuvenated era of pilgrimage is the Via Francigena, now a very well established path through Switzerland and Italy. The Italian section begins on the bleak summit of the Great St Bernard Pass where a hospice still caters to the needs of passing pilgrims before heading down to Rome through some of Italy’s most beguiling countryside interspersed with medieval hilltop towns and villages. Astounding photographs combine with an absorbing text that describes the history and key features of each route, as well as brief details of the distances and the number of days it takes to walk, and a list of websites to help plan your journey.


Author : Jennie Stopford
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Release : 1999
Page : 214
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780952973430
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The history and underlying ideology of pilgrimage examined, from prehistory to the middle ages.


Author : Diana Davidson
Publisher : Brindle and Glass
Release : 2013
Page : 280
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1927366178
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Pilgrimage opens in the deep winter of 1891 on the Métis settlement of Lac St. Anne. Known as Manito Sakahigan in Cree, "Spirit Lake" has been renamed for the patron saint of childbirth. It is here that people journey in search of tradition, redemption, and miracles. On this harsh and beautiful land, four interconnected people try to make a life in the colonial Northwest: Mahkesîs Cardinal, a young Métis girl pregnant by the Hudson Bay Company manager; Moira Murphy, an Irish Catholic house girl working for the Barretts; Georgina Barrett, the Anglo-Irish wife of the hbc manager who wishes for a child; and Gabriel Cardinal, Mahkesîs' brother, who works on the Athabasca river and falls in love with Moira. Intertwined by family, desire, secrets, and violence, the characters live one tumultuous year on the Lac St. Anne settlement—a year that ends with a woman's body abandoned in a well. Set in a brilliant northern landscape, Pilgrimage is a moving debut novel about journeys, and women and men trying to survive the violent intimacy of a small place where two cultures intersect.


Author : Palmira Brummett
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2009-04-24
Page : 368
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9047428447
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This collection assesses genre, ethnology, and pilgrimage in a set of disparate travel narratives spanning the medieval to early modern eras. It assesses the possibilities for cultural translation as travelers witness, craft, and imagine desired, fearful, and sacred lands.


Author : Ian Reader
John Shultz
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021
Page : 264
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0197573584
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"The Shikoku pilgrimage, a 1400 kilometre, eighty-eight temple circuit around Japan's fourth largest island, takes around forty days by foot, and a week by car. Historically Buddhist ascetics walked it incessantly, creating a tradition of unending pilgrimage that continues in the present era, both by pilgrims on foot and by those in cars. Some spend decades walking the pilgrimage, while others drive repeatedly and do hundreds of pilgrimage circuits. Most are retired and make the pilgrimage the centre of their post-work lives, while others work full-time but spend their free time and weekends as pilgrims. Some have only done the pilgrimage a few times but already imagine themselves as unending pilgrims, and intend to do it 'until we die'. They talk, happily, of being addicted and having Shikokubyō, 'Shikoku illness', while portraying such 'illness' and addiction as blessings. Based in extensive fieldwork this book shows that unending pilgrimage is the dominant theme of the Shikoku pilgrimage, and argues that this is not specific to Shikoku but found widely in global contexts, although it has barely been examined in studies of pilgrimage. It counteracts normative portrayals of pilgrimage as a transient activity involving temporarily leaving home to visit sacred places outside the everyday parameters of life; rather pilgrimage, for many participants, means creating a sense of home and permanence on the road. As such this book presents new theoretical perspectives on pilgrimage in general, along with rich ethnographic examples of pilgrimage practices in contemporary Japan"--


Author : Jonathan Sumption
Publisher :
Release : 2002
Page : 391
Category : Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
ISBN 13 : 9780571212934
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In a fascinating work of history, Jonathan Sumption brings alive the traditions of pilgrimage prevalent in Europe from the beginning of Christianity to the end of the fifteenth century. Vividly describing such major destinations as Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostela and Canterbury, he examines both major figures - popes, kings, queens, scholars, villains - and the common people of their day. With great sympathy he evokes their achievements and failures, and addresses the question of what motivated such extraordinary quests.


Author : Alex McKay
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-12-16
Page : 260
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1136807098
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The Western image of Tibet as a sacred land is in many ways a mythical construction. But the Tibetans themselves have traditionally mapped out their land in terms of areas of sacred space, and pilgrimage, ensuring a high degree of mobility within all classes of Tibetan society. Pilgrims travelled to local, regional, and national centres throughout recorded Tibetan history. In recent years, pilgrimage has resumed in areas where it had been forbidden by the Chinese authorities, and has now become one of the most prominent religious expressions of Tibetan national identity. In this major new work, leading scholars of Asian pilgrimage traditions discuss historical and contemporary aspects of pilgrimage within the Tibetan cultural world. Myths and legends, material conditions, textual sources, a modern pilgrim's impressions, political and economic influences, biographies and contemporary developments - all these and many other issues are examined here. The result is an informative and often entertaining work which contributes greatly to our knowledge of the history and culture of Tibet as well as the wider issues of religious power and practice.


Author : David M. Gitlitz
Linda Kay Davidson
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2000-07-21
Page : 440
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0312254164
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Readers tour the most popular pilgrimage route in the world, covering the ground traversed by Medieval pilgrims as they trek accross the Pyranees from France to Spain headed for the tomb of the Apostle James. Original. 12,500 first printing.


Author : Matthew Dillon
Matthew (University of New England Dillon, Australia)
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1997
Page : 308
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780415127752
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Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece provides a detailed analysis of pilgrimage, which is comprehensive and accessible to both the specialist and those interested in the Ancient Greek world.This volume explores the religious motivations for pilgrimage and reveals the main preoccupations of worshippers in Ancient Greece.Dillon examines the main sanctuaries of Delphi, Epidauros and Olympia, as well as the less well-known oracle of Didyma in Asia Minor and the festivals at the Isthmus of Corinth. He discusses the modes of travel to the sites, means of communication between pilgrims and the religious and ritual practices at the sanctuaries themselves.A unique insight into pilgrimage in Ancient Greece is presented, focusing on the diverse aspects of pilgrimage; the role of women and children, the religious festivals of particular ethnic groups and the colourful celebrations involving music, athletics and equestrian events. Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece is an accessible and fascinating volume, which reveals how the concept of pilgrimage contributes to Greek religion as a whole.


Author : Rachel Joyce
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 2013
Page : 343
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780812983456
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Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.


Author : Claire Nahmad
Publisher : Watkins Publishing
Release : 2014-09-18
Page : 256
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1780286643
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The little island of Iona has a rich tradition of spiritual and historical mystery. Legends abound of Jesus and Mary Magdalene alighting and living here for a period prior to the Crucifixion, as well as the suggestion that Jesus visited the island with his mother under the escort of Joseph of Arimathea. The stories of angel sightings on Iona are legion, with claims that the island was once an exalted temple of natural beauty and wilderness, where only angels’ feet trod and no earthliness was allowed to encroach on its sanctity. The theme of the book, as well as the celebration of sacred Iona as a place of pilgrimage, is the unveiling of the the secret of Rosslyn Chapel, the unique and extraordinary, unfinished little building just beyond Edinburgh that was made famous by Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Iona and Rosslyn are united by ancient history, and particularly by the Culdees, the monks of Iona who settled there under St Columba late in the sixth century, and who eventually gave rise to the Templars, whose secret legacy is said to be the mystery of Rosslyn Chapel. The significance of Iona, and the veneration it inspires in its pilgrims, both reaches back into the depths of history and points towards a spiritual future.


Author : European Association of Social Anthropologists
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2004
Page : 197
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780415303545
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"This book proposes a radical new agenda for pilgrimage studies, considering such travel as just one of the twenty-first century's many forms of cultural mobility". "Prioritizing anthropological arguments about mobility, locality and belonging over analyses of traditional religious studies, contributors examine the meanings of pilgrimage in world religions as well as in non-religious contexts such as 'roots-tourism'."--P.[1].


Author : Sonia Choquette
Publisher : Hay House Incorporated
Release : 2015-09-29
Page : 384
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1401944523
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"In order to regain her spiritual footing, Sonia turned to the age-old practice of pilgrimage and set out to walk the legendary Camino de Santiago, an 800-kilometer (500-mile) trek over the Pyrenees and across northern Spain. Day after day she pushed through hunger, exhaustion, and pain to reach her destination. Eventually, mortification of the flesh gave way to spiritual renewal, and she rediscovered the gifts of humility and forgiveness that she needed to repair her world."--Publisher.


Author : John Eade
Mario Katić
Publisher : Ashgate Studies in Pilgrimage
Release : 2016-10-19
Page : 204
Category : Pilgrims and pilgrimages
ISBN 13 : 9781138269781
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Since the beginning of the anthropology of pilgrimage, scant attention has been paid to pilgrimage and pilgrim places in central, eastern and south-eastern Europe. Seeking to address such a deficit, this book brings together scholars from central, eastern and south-eastern Europe to explore the crossing of borders in terms of the relationship between pilgrimage and politics, and the role which this plays in the process of both sacred and secular place-making. With contributions from a range of established and new academics, including anthropologists, historians and ethnologists, Pilgrimage, Politics and Place-Making in Eastern Europe presents a fascinating collection of case studies and discussions of religious, political and secular pilgrimage across the region.


Author : Daniel H. Olson
Maximiliano E. Korstanje
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2019-12-21
Page : 280
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1789241871
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In recent years there has been a growth in both the practice and research of dark tourism; the phenomenon of visiting sites of tragedy or disaster. Expanding on this trend, this book examines dark tourism through the new lens of pilgrimage. It focuses on dark tourism sites as pilgrimage destinations, dark tourists as pilgrims, and pilgrimage as a form of dark tourism. Taking a broad definition of pilgrimage so as to consider aspects of both religious and non-religious travel that might be considered pilgrimage-like, it covers theories and histories of dark tourism and pilgrimage, pilgrimage to dark tourism sites, and experience design. A key resource for researchers and students of heritage, tourism and pilgrimage, this book will also be of great interest to those studying anthropology, religious studies and related social science subjects.


Author : Simon Coleman
John Eade
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2018-07-20
Page : 206
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1785339435
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Pilgrimage has always had a tendency to follow—and sometimes create—trade routes. This volume explores how wider factors behind transnational and global mobility have impacted on pilgrimage activity across the world, and examines the ways in which pilgrimage relates to migration, diaspora, and political cooperation or conflict across nation-states. Furthermore, it brings together case studies that explore forms of mobility where pilgrimage is juxtaposed, complements, or is in intimate association with other forms of movement.


Author : Antón M. Pazos
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2012
Page : 211
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1409447596
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The objective of this book is the analysis of the relationships between the phenomenon of pilgrimage and political power within Europe. It establishes a discussion where contributors can compare very different situations such as the medieval pilgrims' protection by military orders, the pilgrimages in Eastern European countries as an opposition to the communist power, or the use of the Pilgrimage to Saint James as an element of national unification during the Spanish Civil War.