The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook
- 27 Oct 2000
- Saint Martin's Press
- 440 pages - 235 x 157 x 31mm
To fully appreciate the riches of this unique route, look no further than "The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago," a fascinating step-by-step guide to the cultural history of the Road for pilgrims, hikers, and armchair travelers alike. Organized geographically, the book covers aspects of the terrain, places of interest, history, artistic monuments, and each town and village's historical relationship to the pilgrimage.
The authors have led five student treks along the Road, studying the art, architecture, and cultural sites of the pilgrimage road from southern France to Compostela. Their lectures, based on twenty-five years of pilgrimage scholarship and fieldwork, were the starting point for this handbook.