Description - Medieval European Pilgrimage c.700-c.1500 by Diana Webb
This text introduces the reader to the history of European Christian pilgrimage in the 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 innumerable local shrines). It also considers the geography of pilgrimage and its cultural legacy.
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Author Biography - Diana Webb
DIANA WEBB is Senior Lecturer in History at King's College London. She is the author of a number of books on medieval religion and pilgrimage.