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Pilgrim Stories on and off the road to Santiago

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Pilgrim Stories on and off the road to Santiago: Journeys Along an Ancient Way in Modern Spain, Nancy Louise Frey, University of California Press, pp 313.

Description

Frey's anthropological study focuses on the remarkable reanimation of the road to Santiago that has gained momentum since the 1980s. Her intensive fieldwork (including making the pilgrimage several times herself) provides a colorful portrayal of the pilgrimage while revealing a spectrum of hopes, discontents, and desires among its participants, many of whom feel estranged from society. The Camino's physical and mental journey offers them closer community, greater personal knowledge, and links to the past and to nature.

But what happens when pilgrims return home? Exploring this crucial question Frey finds that pilgrims often reflect deeply on their lives and some make significant changes: an artistic voice is discovered, a marriage is ended, meaningful work is found.

Additional information

Weight 469 g
Dimensions 23 × 15.5 × 2.3 cm

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