Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Jonathan Sumption


In a desirable paintings of historical past, Jonathan Sumption brings alive the traditions of pilgrimage wide-spread in Europe from the start of Christianity to the tip of the 15th century. Vividly describing such significant locations as Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostela and Canterbury, he examines either significant figures - popes, kings, queens, students, villains - and the typical humans in their day. With nice sympathy he conjures up their achievements and screw ups, and addresses the query of what prompted such amazing quests.

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