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Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Reader

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198718222
Pilgrimage is found in most religious cultures and pilgrimage sites around the world—including Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Lourdes in France, and Shikoku in Japan—attract millions of pilgrims ... More
1. Pilgrimage around the world

1. Pilgrimage around the world  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198718222
Pilgrimage is a global human phenomenon spanning cultures, religions, and continents. Some pilgrimage centres attract millions of pilgrims each year creating an important ‘spiritual ... More
2. Forms, themes, and meanings

2. Forms, themes, and meanings  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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9780191787577
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0002
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9780198718222
‘Forms, themes, and meanings’ considers what is meant by ‘pilgrimage’. Pilgrimage incorporates three main elements: travel and movement; veneration in some form; and a special place or ... More
3. More than miracles

3. More than miracles  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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9780191787577
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0003
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While miraculous tales, apparitions, associations with religious leaders, the claimed presence of deities, and striking geographical features may all be important elements in pilgrimage, ... More
5. Festivity, tourism, and souvenirs

5. Festivity, tourism, and souvenirs  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0005
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9780198718222
‘Festivity, tourism, and souvenirs’ describes the elements that are often woven into pilgrimage structures: celebration, entertainment, holidays, markets, and shopping. The scope ... More
4. Practices, motives, and experiences

4. Practices, motives, and experiences  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198718222
‘Practices, motives, and experiences’ considers why people undertake pilgrimages, the ways that they shape and perform them, and how the journeys affect them. It shows that pilgrimage is ... More
6. Secular sites and contemporary developments

6. Secular sites and contemporary developments  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198718222
If pilgrimage is found almost universally across religious traditions, it has also, in modern contexts, become widely associated with places that have no specific religious affiliations or ... More

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