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The Roads to Santiago: The Medieval Pilgrim Routes Through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela


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According to legend, St. James the Apostle preached throughout the Iberian peninsula. His bones found their way to the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela and today many pilgrims make trips to the shrine. This fully illustrated book covers all the routes to this holy place from Paris and Spain. Providing readers with historical context for the routes, it showcases all the stunning monuments and magnificent landscapes along the way.

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Brabbs traces the four main routes within France leading to Santiago de Compostella, the third most important pilgrimage destination for medieval travelers. His photographs of the journeys are breathtaking, showing the tiny towns and grand cathedrals where the pilgrims took, and still take, shelter. In many towns of France and Spain the scallop symbol of St. James can still be found at wayside inns and hostels. Brabbs has written an informative and lively text to accompany his photos. This not only gives the background of the pilgrimage sites and the purpose behind the journey, but also describes the personal reactions of one who followed the same path as thousands over the centuries. Today there are more than religious reasons for making a pilgrimage to Compostella, but, as Brabbs shows so beautifully, anyone who follows the old roads there cannot avoid being affected by the journey. Oversize 10.5 x 12 " Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Brabbs, Derry
Frances Lincoln
Special Interest - Religious
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Europe - France
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
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220 color photos
12 x 10.25 in 4 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Houses
Travel » Europe » France
Travel » Europe » Spain
Travel » General
Travel » Special Interest » Religious

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