Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage

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Introduction
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Introduction

Larissa Juliet Taylor, Colby College

What is a pilgrimage? Who is a pilgrim? These are timeless questions that date from ancient times yet remain relevant in the modern world of the third millennium C.E. The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela now attracts four times the number of travelers it did one hundred years ago; likewise, millions of men and women make their way to other major sacred sites such as Rome, Jerusalem, and Mecca as well as small…

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Larissa J. Taylor et al., “Introduction”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 01 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_000251>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023



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