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Date of Publication: 2002
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To be a Pilgrim Hardcover – Illustrated, 18 Mar 2002

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd; Illustrated edition edition (18 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750926201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750926201
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.8 x 27 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 770,565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

About the Author

Sarah Hopper has an MA in Medieval and Tudor Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury. She is currently working as a picture researcher for publishers including Phaido and the British Academy; she also teaches adult education courses in medieval art for organisations such as the Summer Academy, and writes art history articles for the Times. She lives in Blackheath.

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4.0 out of 5 starsHave not finished yet but so far a great look at what it is to go on pilgrimage
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