The Roads to Santiago The Medieval Pilgrim Routes Through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela

9780711227064

The Roads to Santiago The Medieval Pilgrim Routes Through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela

  • ISBN 13:

    9780711227064

  • ISBN 10:

    0711227063

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/01/2008
  • Publisher: White Lion Publishing
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Summary

Designated as World Heritage sites in 1993, the ancient pilgrimage routes to th shrine of Santiago de Compostela have seen an astonishing rise in the numberf pilgrims undertaking the route for purposes of religion or tourism. No fewerhan 180,000 bona fide pilgrims in the Holy Year of 2004.;Although, there arelenty of guidebooks, and personal accounts of the journey, there is no fully ilustrated book covering the magnificent architectural and stunning landscape hghlights to be found en route.;This book will cover all the major routes, on bth sides of the Pyrenees, from Le Puy, Vezelay, Tours and Arles, and will cove the various alternatives within Spain itself culminating in Santiago, and the extending onwards to the rugged coast of Finisterre ("the end of the earth").he historical context will be explained, and all the notable monuments and ladscapes to be seen will be illustrated with photographs by one of Britain's leding landscape and architectural photographers.

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