Pilgrimage in Historical and Intercultural Perspective
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The aim of the volume is a comparative study of non-European pilgrimages under
different historical conditions and changing power relations. Historic
transformations but also continuities in organization, bodily and spiritual
experience, as well as individual and collective motives are discussed.
Written by an interdisciplinary group of authors, their various disciplinary
perspectives offer insight into the differences in methods, theoretical
reflections and the use and meanings of objects in ritual performances. The
construction of sacred spaces as landscapes of imagination reflects a wide
range of meaning in regard of the growing complexity and social dynamism in
times of postmodernity.