Pilgrims and Politics

Rediscovering the power of the pilgrimage
Author(s): 
Pazos, Antón M.
ISBN: 
9781409447597
Date published: 
September 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

The objective of this book is the analysis of the relationships between the phenomenon of pilgrimage and political power within Europe. It establishes a discussion where contributors can compare very different situations such as the medieval pilgrims' protection by military orders, the pilgrimages in Eastern European countries as an opposition to the communist power, or the use of the Pilgrimage to Saint James as an element of national unification during the Spanish Civil War.