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Pilgrimage in European Perspective

Pilgrimages were important aspects of life in the Middle Ages. Three major routes existed. The Way of St James from all over Europe to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome and the pilgrimage from all over Europe to Jerusalem. The latter resulted finally in the violent crusades. Many … Read more » “Pilgrimage in European Perspective”