Pilgrimage in Medieval England

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A&C Black, 1 בינו׳ 2000 - 317 עמודים
The men and women who gathered at the Tabard Inn in Southwark in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales are only the most famous of the tens of thousands of English pilgrims, from kings to peasants, who set off to the shrines of saints and the sites of miracles in the middle ages. As they travelled along well-established routes in the hope of a cure or a blessing, to fulfil a vow or to see new places, the pilgrims left records that let us see medieval people and their concerns and beliefs from a unique and intimate angle. As well as the most famous shrines, notably that of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury, Diana Webb also describes the many local pilgrimages and cults, and their rise and fall, over the English middle ages as a whole.

'Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages, and palmeres for to seken straunge strondes.' --Chaucer
 

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1 Beginnings
1
2 Saints and Conquerors
13
3 From Wulfstan to Becket
35
4 Saints Bishops and Shrine Promotion
63
5 Images and Indulgences
93
6 Royal Pilgrimage
111
7 Unofficial Pilgrimage
141
8 The Pilgrims Voice
181
9 Pilgrims in a Landscape
215
10 Penitents and Critics
233
Notes
263
Index
305
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מידע על המחבר (2000)

Diana Webb is Lecturer in Medieval History at King's College, London.

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