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Medieval European Pilgrimage, c.700 - c.1500 (European Culture and Society Series)

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This book introduces the reader to the history of European Christian pilgrimage in the twelve hundred years between the conversion of the Emperor Constantine and the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation. It sheds light on the varied reasons for which men and women of all classes undertook journeys, which might be long (to Rome, Jerusalem and Compostela) or short (to in
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 19th 2002 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published May 30th 2002)
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Overall, Webb presents a helpful introduction to medieval pilgrimage. As she admits in her preface, this text is written mainly for students, and this aspect is present throughout the book. She does, however, handle the subject well, and opens up many possibilities for further inquiry. While the notes could indicate other scholarship that works more extensively on specific topics, her bibliography does generally point toward other works worth reading.

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