Pilgrimage : an image of mediaeval religion (Book, 1975) [WorldCat.org]
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Pilgrimage : an image of mediaeval religion

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Sumption
ISBN: 0571103391 9780571103393
OCLC Number: 1531180
Description: 391 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The cult of relics --
The saints and their relics --
The pursuit of the miraculous --
The medicine of the sick --
Origins and ideals --
The penitential pilgrimage --
The great age of pilgrimage --
The legacy of the crusades --
The growth of a cult --
The journey --
The sanctuary --
Rome --
The later Middle Ages : 'light-minded and inquisitive persons' --
The later Middle Ages : 'base-born men' --
Medieval Christianity : religion to ritual.
Responsibility: Jonathan Sumption.
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