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Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West, Paperback / softback Book

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West Paperback / softback

Part of the International Library of Historical Studies series


Pilgrimage was an integral part not only of medieval religion but medieval life, and from its origins in the 4th-century Meditteranean world rapidly spread to northern Europe as a pan-European devotional phenomenon.

Drawing upon original source materials, this text seeks to uncover the motives of pilgrims and the details of their preparation, maintenance, hazards on the route, and their ideas about pilgrimage sites - especially Jerusalem, Compostela and Rome - and gives an account of the multiplicity of interest which grew up around the many shrines along the way.

The period covered is from about 1000 AD to 1500 AD - before the first crusade and the beginning of the great growth in pilgrimage in the Orthodox church, Byzantine of Russia.

The bibliography includes printed sources and a listing of secondary works.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages, maps, b&w illustrations, bibliography
  • Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781860646492



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