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Published: 01 July 2015

144 Pages | 15 black and white illustrations

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198718222

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Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

Ian Reader

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines the key themes of pilgrimage, through history and in the present
  • Includes examples from around the world, with sites from Japan, India, Europe, the US, the Middle East
  • Considers the importance of both religious and secular pilgrimage
  • Considers its role as 'spiritual tourism' as well as the commercial aspects of pilgrimage, including souvenirs
  • Explores how international and economic developments have influenced pilgrimage
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide