Landscapes of Pilgrimage in Medieval Britain Paperback
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Landscapes of Pilgrimage in Medieval Britain
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Also addressed are the route networks of the county as a whole, relationships to economic centres and their impact on travel possibilities, the topography, the distribution patterns for saint dedications in parish churches within the area, material culture and the ecclesiastical built environment (for example pilgrim badges, monasteries), and the physical landscapes through which the pilgrim travels. Here, the interaction between the pilgrim and the environments through which they move is addressed. Considerations include fatigue, exertion, panoramas and way-finding, route visibility, sight lines to monuments, folklore within the landscape, and the potential echoing of Christian scriptural motifs within certain landscape types/features (e.g. wilderness and sanctuary). Within the final section of the book these themes are compared and expanded into the broader context of pilgrimage not only in Medieval Christendom, but within Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic religious traditions, in order to demonstrate the methodology's validity and flexibility in addressing pilgrimage holistically.
Comparisons are made between the local and universal pilgrim routes in terms of material culture, landscape interaction and travel practicalities, and suggestions for future research and development of the pilgrim studies field are also provided.
Landscapes of Pilgrimage in Medieval Britain by Martin Locker was published by Archaeopress in February 2015. The ISBN for Landscapes of Pilgrimage in Medieval Britain is 9781784910761.
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|Page last updated||19th July 2016|
|Author / Artist||Martin Locker|
|Publisher||Archaeopress (February 2015)|
|Number of Pages||298|