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The Age of Pilgrimage

The Medieval Journey to God
  • By Jonathan Sumption
$26.00
Product Description
We are apt to forget how much people traveled in the Middle Ages. Not only merchants, friars, soldiers and official messengers, but crowds of pilgrims were a familiar sight on the roads of Western Europe. In this engaging 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.

A fascinating entertaining read, this book:

-- addresses what motivated such extraordinary quests.

-- offers a snapshot of those worldly pilgrims, who were among the first "package tour" travelers.

-- brings alive the traditions of pilgrimage prevalent in Europe from the beginning of Christianity to the end of the fifteenth century.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781587680250
    • Manufacturer: Paulist Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9781587680250
    • ISBN 10: 1587680254
    • Language of Text: English
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2003
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Jonathan Sumption
    • Page Count: 567
    • Width: 5.58 inches
    • Height: 1.49 inches
    • Length: 8.50 inches
    • Weight: 0.09 pounds

     
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