Pilgrimage -- Paperback / softback (Main)

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Pilgrimage -- Paperback / softback (Main)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 404 p.
  • 商品コード 9780571212934
  • DDC分類 263.041

Full Description


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.

Contents

The cult of relics; the saints and their relics; the pursuit of the miraculous; the medicine of the sick; origins and ideals; the penitential pilgrimage; the great age of pilgrimage; the legacy of the Crusades; the growth of a cult; the journey; the sanctuary; Rome; the later Middle Ages I - "light-minded and inquisitive persons"; the later Middle Ages II - "base-born men"; medieval Christianity.