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Pilgrimage by John Ure

Pilgrimage by John Ure

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The Great Adventure of the Middle Ages

by John Ure

Constable & Robinson, 2006, b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9781841197869

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear

'John Ure approaches pilgrimage from the viewpoint of adventure and travel via a wide spectrum of pilgrims - grandees, scholars, social climbers and rogues - and bases his narrative on their own  (often forgotten) accounts: those of Erasmus, John of Gaunt, Margery Kempe, Sir John Mandeville to name but a few.  he brings to life the hazards of the routes: robbery, sale into slavery, Alpine blizzards, parched deserts, plague and even tiresomely mystic companions.'

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