An easy-to-use, highly visual, interactive resource exploring the theme of Pilgrimage through Literature, History, Art and Architecture, Maps, Social Anthropology, Classical Religion, Major World Religions, the Bible and Christian Tradition, Tourism, and accounts of pilgrims past and present.
Pilgrims and Pilgrimage: Journey, Spirituality and Daily Life Through the Centuries
Following an introduction to the idea of pilgrimage and its place in cultures and faiths worldwide, including Greek and Roman pilgrimage, the resource is arranged chronologically from the origins of the idea of pilgrimage explored in the Bible and the early Church, through the development of it in Christianity and its enduring role today. The emphasis is on the English experience and expression of pilgrimage in the medieval period, but the resource contains material on major Continental sites as well as Jerusalem and Rome
Alongside the comprehensive article-based content is an interactive 'Resource Centre', which provides access to the resource's encyclopedia of hundreds of terms, nearly 400 images, and an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary texts - all of which are fully searchable via keyword. Also available within the Resource Centre are zoomable images of Breydenbach’s maps of Venice and Jerusalem, the Mappa Mundi and Matthew Paris’ maps of pilgrimage routes. A digital reconstruction of Thirsk parish church allows you to explore a simplified medieval parish interior with anchorite’s cell.
- Contributions from over 100 leading academics and practitioners
- Gallery of nearly 400 images from national and international collections
- Key pilgrimage texts and extensive bibliography
- Zoomable images of key medieval maps
- A virtual parish church with anchorite cell
NB: NOT currently compatible with Macs running El Capitan.