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'Architecture and Pilgrimage 1000-1500: Southern Europe and Beyond': a new book edited by Deborah Howard, Wendy Pullan and Paul Davies

last modified Oct 02, 2013 01:41 PM

The chosen period reflects the flowering of medieval and early modern pilgrimage. The perspective is that of the pilgrim journeying within - or embarking from - Southern Europe, with a particular emphasis on Italy. The book pursues the connections between pilgrimage and architecture through the investigation of such issues as theology, liturgy, patronage, miracles and healing, relics, and individual and communal memory.  Moreover, it explores how pilgrimage may be regarded on various levels, from a physical journey towards a holy site to a more symbolic and internalized idea of pilgrimage of the soul.

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