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Religious Pilgrimages in the Mediterranean World

Edited By

Antón M. Pazos

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ISBN 9781032309286
February 14, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
216 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Religious Pilgrimages in the Mediterranean World examines the evolution of recent theoretical and methodological trends in pilgrimage studies. It outlines key themes of research, including historical, anthropological, sociological, and cultural approaches, to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the subject.

Charting pilgrimages from 1500 through to the current day, the volume traces the recent research of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian pilgrimages in the Mediterranean while also exploring avenues for future studies that go beyond the limitations of the past. Chapters also engage with travel literature, tourism, and nationalism in relation to pilgrimage in this cutting-edge volume.

Featuring essays from leading scholars in the fields of religious studies, geography, and anthropology, this book is cross-cultural in focus and critical in approach, making it an essential read for all researchers of pilgrimage, religious history, religious tourism, and anthropology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Pilgrimages, Religion and Mediterranean

Antón M. Pazos

1. Catholic Pilgrimages between c.1500 and c.2000

José Andrés-Gallego

2. Reimagining Pilgrimage: Recent Studies of Protestantism and Pilgrimage

Raymond Mentzer

3. To the Holy Land: Anthropological Issues in Contemporary Holy Land Pilgrimage

Jackie Feldman

4. Recent Research on a Renewed Pilgrimage: The Way of St James in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Antón M. Pazos

5. A Decade of Research: Travel Literature and the Artistic Heritage of the Way of St James

Miguel Taín Guzmán

6. The Contemporary Resurgence of the Pilgrimage to Santiago: Beyond Religion

Xosé M. Santos

7. Nationalism in Jewish Pilgrimage and Holy Sites: The Western Wall and Rachel’s Tomb as Case Studies

Kobi Cohen-Hattab

8. Muslim Pilgrimage Observed: Ruminations on an Emerging Field

Nimrod Luz

9. Aftermath: Studying Life after Pilgrimage

Hillary Kaell.


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Antón M. Pazos is currently a member of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences and Vice President of the International Commission for History and Studies of Christianity (CIHEC). He is also Emeritus Scientist of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spanish National Research Council).