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A MEDIEVAL TRAVELOGUE

THE JOINING OF HEAVEN AND EARTH IS A CONSTANTLY EXPANDING ONLINE GAZETTEER AND INTERACTIVE RESOURCE ON THE ROMANESQUE SCULPTURE OF THE MEDIEVAL PILGRIMAGE ROADS TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

IT CURRENTLY FEATURES OVER 50 ORIGINALLY PRODUCED SHORT  FILMS AND ALMOST 200 ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES

THE MEDIEVAL WORLD CONSIDERED ITSELF TO BE A CONTINUATION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. THAT EMPIRE WAS NOW IN ITS FADING STAGES AND ITS GOLDEN AGE BELONGED TO THE REMOTE PAST. THE CULT OF THE SAINTS THRIVED AND AS THE END TIMES APPROACHED, PILGRIMAGE TO THEIR SHRINES WAS A NECESSARY PRECONDITION NOT ONLY FOR REDEMPTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL BUT FOR ALL OF MANKIND. THE PILGRIMAGE TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA WAS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OF ALL, FOR IT INCLUDED THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS SHRINES OF WESTERN CHRISTENDOM IN A JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE WORLD.

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

MAPS

CHAPTER ONE: THE MANUSCRIPTS

CHAPTER TWO: THE TOMB OF THE APOSTLE

CHAPTER THREE: PILGRIMAGE

CHAPTER FOUR: THE ROADS

CHAPTER FIVE: THE END OF THE WORLD

CHAPTER SIX: MONKS

CHAPTER SEVEN: COMPOSTELA

CHAPTER EIGHT: RECONQUEST

CHAPTER NINE: THE APOSTLE AND THE EMPEROR

CHAPTER TEN: LEGENDS OF THE ROAD

CHAPTER ELEVEN: ROLAND

CHAPTER TWELVE: THE BURIAL GROUNDS

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE TOURS ROAD

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: VEZELAY

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: THE LIMOGES ROAD

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: ARLES

CHAPTER TWENTY: SAINT GILLES

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: THE TOULOUSE ROAD

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: CONQUES

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: THE PUY ROAD

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: THE ARAGONESE CAMINO

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: LEON

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: THE CAMINO FRANCES

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: THE GREAT PORTALS

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: ICONOGRAPHY

CHAPTER THIRTY: THE CINEMATOGRAPH

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Project musical director is Martin A Smith

One Comment

  1. Many thanks for your magnificent web site! Your unique blend of image, text and sound and is splendid.

    As a retired professor of architectural history for the past years I have walked the length of the Camino Frances five times in awe and thanksgiving. In January 2010 I will begin my 6th camino at age 70.

    Ultreia!


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