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Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Robert A. Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Iconic images of medieval pilgrims, such as Geoffrey Chaucer's pilgrims making their laborious way to Canterbury, conjure a distant time when faith was the only refuge of the ill and infirm, and ... More


Peripheral Visions, Global Positions

José Colmeiro

in Peripheral Visions / Global Sounds: From Galicia to the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781786940308
eISBN:
9781786944399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940308.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 1 aims for a perspectival shift in the approach to remapping contemporary Galician culture and the challenges and opportunities it faces in a global environment. The chapter follows a ... More


Sound and Vision: All Roads Lead to Santiago

José Colmeiro

in Peripheral Visions / Global Sounds: From Galicia to the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781786940308
eISBN:
9781786944399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940308.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examine the interaction of roots and routes, tradition and mobility, in contemporary Galician audiovisual culture, focusing on the cultural resignification of the ancient pilgrim’s Road ... More


Keeping the Faith: Disney World as a Pilgrimage Center

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 2 investigates Disney World as a pilgrimage site predicated on its rites of passage, temporary communities transcending normal social constraints, spatial planning, corporeal, symbolic ... More


Trapdoor to the Transcendent

Thomas F. Gieryn

in Truth-Spots: How Places Make People Believe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226561950
eISBN:
9780226562001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562001.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Since medieval times, pilgrims have walked for a month through the plains and mountains of northern Spain, on the Way of St. James that culminates at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. The ... More


The Apian Way

Tom Conley

in An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the Cosmographie of Pieter Apian, a sixteenth-century astronomer and cartographer. Chapter 11 of his Cosmographie consists of an image and a description of a road taken by ... More


Setting Off

Kathryne Beebe

in Pilgrim & Preacher: The Audiences and Observant Spirituality of Friar Felix Fabri (1437/8-1502)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717072
eISBN:
9780191785641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717072.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

Chapter 1 introduces the reader to the background of the study of pilgrimage literature; describes the essential details of Fabri’s two Holy Land pilgrimages; and acquaints the reader with the ... More


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