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Introduction

  • Kathryn Hurlock
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Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Abstract

The introduction explains the early, pre-c.1100 traditions of pilgrimage from Wales, and the foundation of many of the sites in Wales which developed into important pilgrimage centres during the period covered by the book. It explores the historiography of Welsh pilgrimage, starting with the works on pilgrimage produced at the turn of the twentieth century but also covering earlier studies on Welsh saints, and explains that the existing works are either outdated or narrow in focus, and most do not explore wider themes in pilgrimage historiography. It explains the source-base for Welsh pilgrimage and concludes by setting out the structure of the book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn Hurlock
    • 1
  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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