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Founded in the 880s, after King Alfonso III, the Great, reconquered Castile, Burgos was planned to protect the Christian population along the northern frontier. The city's religious primacy was reinforced upon its election by Pope Gregory VII and Alfonso VI, the Brave, as Caput Castellae and the see of a Catholic bishop in 1075. The arrival of French romeo mercatores via the Way of Saint James did not only mean a major boost for trade, but also led to the development of the urban center known as Caput Peregrinacionis: the hospital of Saint John was constructed; monasteries such as …

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Jorge Abril Sánchez, “Burgos”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 21 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_000100>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023

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