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By Antón M. Pazos

ISBN-10: 1138271829

ISBN-13: 9781138271821

ISBN-10: 1409447596

ISBN-13: 9781409447597

the target of this e-book is to examine the ancient relationships among the phenomenon of Christian pilgrimage and political strength inside Europe, from the center a while as much as the current day. It establishes a dialogue during which the twelve individuals to the amount can examine very varied events, equivalent to the medieval pilgrimages and politics within the Latin East as a part of war and clash solution, the importance and truth of pilgrimages in overdue medieval England or in Rome in the course of the papacy of blameless III, the 'two-way site visitors' pilgrimages within the Tuscan urban of Lucca, or the pilgrimages in japanese eu nations as a side of competition to communist energy. an incredible concentration is at the pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela, a massive Christian sanctuary from the time of the invention of the tomb of the apostle St James within the ninth century. subject matters coated comprise the way in which of St James as visible via medieval Muslim assets, the political analyzing of the apostolic cult as an ideological software of the propaganda of the Asturian monarchy, Santa Maria de Roncesvalles to illustrate of political involvement within the counsel of the Jacobean pilgrims, the Order of St John as protector of the medieval pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela, or the nationalist use of the pilgrimages as a component of nationwide unification and inner team spirit in the course of the Spanish Civil warfare. the ultimate bankruptcy offers a broader, worldwide viewpoint on pilgrimages as much as current times.

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