By J. Stopford
The iconic value of pilgrimage as an expression of human longing is explored during this quantity via 3 significant topics: the antiquity of pilgrimage in what turned the Christian global; the mechanisms of Christian pilgrimage (particularly in terms of the practicalities of the adventure and the workings of the shrine); and the fluidity and suppleness of pilgrimage ideology. of their exam of pilgrimage as a part of western tradition from neolithic occasions onwards, the authors utilize various techniques, usually combining proof from a few resources, together with anthropology, archaeology, historical past, folklore, margin illustrations and wall work; they recommend that it's the fluidity of pilgrimage ideology, mixed with an adherence to supposedly conventional actual observances, which has succeeded in holding its relevance and preserving its id. in addition they examine the ways that pilgrimage spilled into, or relatively was once a part of, secular lifestyles within the center ages.Dr JENNIE STOPFORD teaches within the Centre for Medieval experiences, college of York. members: RICHARD BRADLEY, E.D. HUNT, JULIE ANN SMITH, SIMON BARTON, WENDY R. CHILDS, BEN NILSON, KATHERINE J. LEWIS, DEBRA J. BIRCH, SIMON COLEMAN, JOHN ELSNER, A.M. KOLDEWEIJ.
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Pilgrimage is widely attested in the ethnographic record and there seems no reason for prehistorians to reject this subject out of hand. In fact many of the concepts used in their research are drawn directly from disciplines like social anthropology, where they have been formulated on 1 C. Renfrew, 'Epilogue', in The Prehistory of Orkney, ed. C. Renfrew (Edinburgh, 1985), pp. 255-6. 2 J. ), 'Archaeology of Pilgrimage', World Archaeology 26/1 (1994). Temple Wood is at Kilmartin. In southern England, the Avebury complex includes West Kennet and Silbury Hill, and the Stonehenge complex includes Woodhenge and Durrington Walls.
D. Hunt Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Durham Julie Ann Smith Department of History, Massey University, New Zealand. Simon Barton Department of Spanish, University of Exeter Debra J. Birch Institute of Historical Research, University of London Ben Nilson Department of History, Okanagan University College, Canada Wendy R. Childs School of History, University of Leeds Katherine J. Lewis Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York A. M. Koldeweij Department of Art History, University of Nijmegen, Nederland Simon Coleman Department of Anthropology, University of Durham John Elsner Courtauld Institute of Art, London Page xvii Abbreviations AASS Acta Sanctorum Bollandiana, ed.
They suggest that the importance of the material culture of pilgrimage may be under-estimated in anthropological studies and that future work in this area might benefit by taking archaeological evidence and interpretation into greater account. Although, as noted above, it would now be widely accepted that the Turners' model does not provide an over-arching description of Christian pilgrimage, the expression of their views in generalised theoretical terms does mean that those ideas are available for use with other data, providing a basis for inter-disciplinary studies.