Pilgrims and politics : rediscovering the power of the pilgrimage

edited by Antón M. Pazos

The objective of this book is to analyse the historical relationships between the phenomenon of Christian pilgrimage and political power within Europe, from the Middle Ages up till today. It establishes a discussion in which the twelve contributors to the volume can compare very different situations such as the medieval pilgrimages and politics in the Latin East as part of warfare and conflict resolution, the significance and reality of pilgrimages in the late medieval England or in Rome during the papacy of Innocent III, the 'two-way traffic' pilgrimages in the Tuscan city of Lucca, or the pilgrimages in Eastern European countries as an opposition to communist power. A major focus is on the pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela, an important Christian sanctuary from the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle St James in the 9th century to the present times. Topics covered include the Way of St James as seen through medieval Muslim sources, the political reading of the apostolic cult as an ideological instrument of propaganda of the Asturian monarchy, Santa Maria de Roncesvalles as an example of political involvement in the assistance of the Jacobean pilgrims, the Order of St John as protector of the medieval pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela, or the nationalist use of the pilgrimages as an element of national unification and internal cohesion during the Spanish Civil War. The final chapter provides a broader, global perspective on pilgrimages up in the present times.

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  • Introduction, Anton M. Pazos
  • The Pilgrims' Way of St James and Islam: pilgrimage, politics and militias, Ana Maria Carballeira Debasa
  • Political pilgrims and political saints in medieval England, Robert N. Swanson
  • The ordeal of Bishop Adaulfo: an insight into the relationship between religion and politics in the beginnings of the cult of St James, Carlos Balnas Perez
  • Between warfare and conflict resolution: pilgrimage and politics in the Holy Land, Yvonne Friedman
  • The role of the Order of St John in pilgrimage and politics: the case of the north of Portugal, Paula Maria de Carvalho Pinto Costa
  • Pilgrimage with added benefits: pilgrims and politics in the Rome of Innocent III, Brenda Bolton
  • Lucca and pilgrimage in the later Middle Ages: a two-way traffic, Christine Meek
  • The politics of pilgrim care: a study in Roncesvalles, Jose Andres-Gallego
  • Old and new pilgrimages in the context of the Spanish civil war, Anton M. Pazos
  • Pilgrimages in Slovenia and their political significance, Vincenc Rajsp
  • Pilgrimages to Taize from Estonia, Riho Altnurme
  • New forms of pilgrimage, Hugh McLeod
  • Index.

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書名 Pilgrims and politics : rediscovering the power of the pilgrimage
著作者等 Pazos Anton M.
Pazos Antón M.
シリーズ名 Compostela International studies in pilgrimage : history and culture
出版元 Ashgate
刊行年月 c2012
ページ数 x, 211 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781409447597
NCID BB10548302
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス