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Excavating Pilgrimage : Archaeological Approaches to Sacred Travel and Movement in the Ancient World

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This volume places discussions of pilgrimage in the ancient Mediterranean world within the context of the rich archaeological record for different forms of sacred travel and movement. Its chronological range covers the period from Classical Greece to Late Antiquity but also takes in a selection of cross-cultural perspectives, including pilgrimage in the Near East and Egypt. Individual contributions explore archaeological evidence for travel and sacred movement, the material footprint of different activities undertaken by pilgrims, the spatial organization and wider catchment of pilgrimage sanctuaries, as well as the relationship between architecture, art and sacred calendars. They also tackle directly both methodological and theoretical issues related to the study of pilgrimage, sacred travel and other types of movement to, from and within sanctuaries through their chosen case studies. Last but not least they bring in new interdisciplinary approaches to pilgrimage in different cultures and settings.
Number of Pages: 291.0
Genre: History
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Language: English
Street Date: February 20, 2017
TCIN: 51706964
UPC: 9781472453907
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-7133

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