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Pilgrimage : a Very Short Introduction.

Author: Ian Reader
Publisher: London : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pilgrimage is found in most religious cultures, from Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and India, to France, Spain, and Japan. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Reader explores the key themes of pilgrimage  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Reader
OCLC Number: 911938936
Description: xiv, 130 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 18 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: the multiple forms of pilgrimage ; 2. Examining pilgrimage: forms, types, and interpretations ; 3. Pilgrimages worldwide: a global and historical outline ; 4. Motives and means: Asceticism and the package tour ; 5. Tourism, entertainment, relics, and souvenirs ; 6. Modern developments, secular sites, and the reshaping of pilgrimage ; 7. Conclusion: an ever-changing phenomenon ; Further reading ; Index

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The author has successfully written a little book on a much needed topic, especially for urban dwellers nowadays. This is a high recommended 'very short' introduction to the subject. * Josaphat C. Read more...

 
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