Excavating Pilgrimage : Archaeological Approaches to Sacred Travel and Movement in the Ancient World, Hardback Book

Excavating Pilgrimage : Archaeological Approaches to Sacred Travel and Movement in the Ancient World Hardback

Edited by Troels Myrup (Aarhus University, Denmark) Kristensen, Wiebke Friese

Part of the Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism series

Description

This volume sheds new light on the significance and meaning of material culture for the study of pilgrimage in the ancient world, focusing in particular on Classical and Hellenistic Greece, the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity.

It thus discusses how archaeological evidence can be used to advance our understanding of ancient pilgrimage and ritual experience.

The volume brings together a group of scholars who explore some of the rich archaeological evidence for sacred travel and movement, such as the material footprint of different activities undertaken by pilgrims, the spatial organization of sanctuaries and the wider catchment of pilgrimage sites, as well as the relationship between architecture, art and ritual.

Contributions also tackle both methodological and theoretical issues related to the study of pilgrimage, sacred travel and other types of movement to, from and within sanctuaries through case studies stretching from the first millennium BC to the early medieval period.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 292 pages, 73 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 73 Illustrations, black and whi
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classical history / classical civilisation
  • ISBN: 9781472453907

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