By Jas' Elsner,Ian Rutherford

This e-book provides more than a few case-studies of pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman antiquity, drawing on a large choice of proof. It rejects the standard reluctance to simply accept the class of pilgrimage in pagan polytheism and affirms the importance of sacred mobility not just as a massive think about figuring out historic faith and its topographies but in addition as vitally ancestral to later Christian practice.

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