Books on the camino santiago the way of st james and other. This site participates in the amazon affiliate program, designed to provide a means for ivar to earn fees by linking to. The pious of the middle ages wanted to pay homage to holy relics, and pilgrimage churches sprang up along the route to spain. Jan 17, 2020 the construction of the romanesque cathedral began in 1078 and started a golden age for the pilgrimage to santiago. James became the leader of the church in jerusalem. Aug 24, 2016 pilgrims walk the camino to the shrine of st. I would like to read something about how the route developed, how it has changed, the history of the places along the route and. Certainly prominent in the early history of the camino are the codex calixtinus and the historia compostelana. According to tradition, he also traveled to spain to spread the good news, then returned to jerusalem where he was martyred. Some pilgrims prefer classic journey books, others modern novels. Many novelists have chosen the camino as a setting. The camino is known in english as the way of st james. Can anyone recommend me a book on the history of the camino.
I recently read jack hitts book off the road which was great and covered some of the history of the camino. Hape hans peter kerkeling decides to do something different but it is something people in europe have been doing since before the year 1,000 b. Back then, there was little information available on the internet about the conditions on the road. An excerpt from pilgrimage to the end of the world. This book presents research concerning the effects of the camino to finisterre on the daily lives of the populations who live along the route. Gitlitz is the author of various books on hispanic and sephardic culture, including the prizewinning secrecy and. James was already believed to have been the great evangelist of spain and for many hundreds of years there had been a scholarly and literary tradition supporting. Histories and mythologies of the santiago finisterre connection. The camino primitivo is a difficult, but beautiful christian pilgrimage, extending 310 kilometers 192. Pilgrims commonly walked barefoot and wore a scalloped shell, the symbol of saint james the shells grooves symbolize the many roads of the pilgrimage. Can anyone recommend me a book on the history of the.
The construction of the romanesque cathedral began in 1078 and started a golden age for the pilgrimage to santiago. Peregrinatio compostellana, pilgrimage of compostela. What you need to know beforehand, what you need to take, and what you can leave at home. Saint james was already believed to have been the great evangelist of spain and for many. Pilgrimage and the camino to finisterre walking to the end of the world. Here in northwestern spain you will find one of the most revered places of pilgrimage anywhere in the world. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. A german tv commentator and comedian writes about his pilgrimage through spain in im off then. Pilgrimage routes and the cult of the relic smarthistory. Hape hans peter kerkeling decides to do something different but it is something people in europe have been doing since before the. But if you dont want to do it on foot, you can let the train take the strain on a 12day railway.
The pilgrimage road to santiago is full of history but not one you will find yourself carrying in your backpack for reference. The novel starts with a simply read history of the camino route followed by a comical. History of pilgrimage in the west sheds light on revival of. This account by a busy melbourne physician sanjiva wijesinha of his decision to. Some, like paulo coelho, have even found their true calling thanks to their walk towards santiago. In some senses, the whole history of iberian catholicism can be recounted. James, a leading catholic pilgrimage route since the 9th century. Codd talks about his physical and spiritual experience walking the pilgrimage. The great westward walk is wonderful read about a bygone era of caministes. Jan 01, 2019 online shopping from a great selection at books store. He shares the stories of others and the challenges and changes that he experienced on the trail. Score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Footsteps of saints people walk the camino, a famous pilgrimage route in spain, for a variety of reasons, not all of them religious.
However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. These books about santiago cathedral explain its origins and its architecture, with numerous photographs, detailed information and 3d illustrations. Walking the footsteps of ancestors, the ancient pilgrimage of. This book reveals all the secrets of the history of santiago cathedral. Davidson has written several scholarly works on the pilgrimage to compostela with coauthor maryjane dunn. The codex dates from around 1140 and is widely considered to be the worlds first tourist guidebook. Wikimedia commonsjose antonio gil martinez the pilgrim journey. Gitlitz and linda kay davidson, specialists in hispanic studies at the university of rhode island, met on the road on their first pilgrimage to santiago in 1974. A veteran of the pilgrimage shares his tips for getting your boots on the path. Originally the safest route would have been along todays camino del norte and camino primitivo, believed to be the oldest camino route and followed by king alfonso ii himself on his pilgrimage to santiago in the 9th century. Pilgrims flock on an ancient road to the ends of the earth. Use this book to walk a medieval path off the beaten track. Australian travel author trish clark, who walked the route in 2010, tells her story in guide to the camino. The pilgrimage was popular in the 10th, 11th and 12th century and then slowly declined in popularity.