To Be a Pilgrim

By: Hopper, Sarah C.

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This illustrated introductory survey of pilgrimage looks at the reasons for its popularity and explores the medieval pilgrimage experience. The author explains that pilgrim's motives were many and varied: some went through genuine piety or to expiate great crimes; others to satisfy their restlessness or to kill time; many went simply to escape from poverty, squalor and oppression and to enjoy the privileges enjoyed by pilgrims. The top destinations for western Christians are discussed, including the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Our Lady of Loretto near Rome, Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Becket's shrine in Canterbury. This book is illustrated throughout with images from medieval art, surviving artefacts such as pilgrim's badges, maps of the routes taken and photographs of the sites and shrines visited.

Title: To Be a Pilgrim

Author Name: Hopper, Sarah C.

Categories: History,

Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2002-03-18

ISBN Number: 0750926201

ISBN Number 13: 9780750926201

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 25 to 30 cm tall, Quarto, (4to)

Seller ID: 103625

Description: Illustrated in colour and in monochrome. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide