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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 50 ORIGINALLY PRODUCED SHORT  FILMS AND 125 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.

 

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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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