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PILGRIMAGE

The ancient practice of travelling to a holy site

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Located close to the Atlantic shore of northwestern Spain. The location of the shrine of the Apostle James

THE PILGRIM’S GUIDE

Book Five of the hagiographical collection known as the Book of Saint James. Purportedly, a guide for pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela

CULT OF THE SAINTS

The practice of venerating the relics of saints

ESCHATOLOGY

The notion that the span of earthly time is limited by a future cataclysmic event such as the Apocalypse

CHANSONS DE GESTE

Song cycles in vernacular Old French from the eleventh to thirteenth century, largely centered around the exploits of Charlemagne and his paladins

RECONQUISTA

The centuries long process by which Spain was recovered from the Arab invasion of 711

ROMANESQUE

The artistic culture which existed in western Europe in the eleventh and twelfth centuries

MONASTICISM

The practice of forming a group of men or women who practice a life of asceticism and prayer together

BOOK OF SAINT JAMES

Also known as the Jacobus or Codex Calixtinius, a collection hagiographical texts divided into five books introduced by Pope Calixtus II

CODEX CALIXTINUS

Also known as the Book of Saint James, a collection hagiographical texts divided into five books introduced by Pope Calixtus II

JACOBUS

Also known as the Book of Saint James, a collection hagiographical texts divided into five books introduced by Pope Calixtus II

PSEUDO-TURPIN

Book Four of the hagiographical collection known as the Book of Saint James, pseudonomously written by Charlemagne’s archbishop of Rheims

HISTORY OF CHARLEMAGNE AND ROLAND

Also Historia Karoli Magni et Rotholandi. Book Four of the Latin hagiographical collection known as the Book of Saint James, pseudonomously written by Charlemagne’s archbishop of Rheims, also known as the Pseudo-Turpin

 

 

 

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