Sacred Tracks

Sacred Tracks

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qDrawing on contemporary accounts and a wealth of illustration, Sacred Treks captures the atmosphere of pilgrimage through the ages. Divided into three sections - qEarly Paths, q qMedieval Roads, q and qModern Waysq - the book describes every aspect of pilgrimage past and present, from the practicalities of setting out, to the difficult conditions of travel, to the great sites such as Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela, and Canterbury. The book looks at the pilgrims themselves, from St. Brendan, who is said to have cast himself adrift, letting God guide his search for a paradisal holy island, to the penitents, cure-seekers, and adventurers who in the Middle Ages set out for the unknown in their millions.qThe tomba#39;s outer edge was several shades darker than the rest of its surface because, as I was told, it had been constantly ... the pilgrims filing into the candlelit interior; and Lacya#39;s tomb, bedecked with wax images, coins, jewels and tapers, with the sick and ... For me, the tomb brought home the fact that all over medieval Christendom, quite apart from the major places of ... Pilgrimage is a vast subject, and I have concentrated on the Carrying his young child and a candle, a modern-dayanbsp;...

Title:Sacred Tracks
Author: James Harpur
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2002

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