Christian Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, c. 1000

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 04 July 2022

A map illustrating the changing patterns of Christian pilgrimage during the Middle Ages - for the average European, a pilgrimage to Jerusalem was out of the question - a journey to the Holy Land was too far, dangerous, and forbiddingly expensive. It became common for Christians who sought to close the distance between themselves and God to make a pilgrimage closer to home, visiting more local sites associated with saints, martyrs, and holy relics.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2022, July 04). Christian Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, c. 1000. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16082/christian-pilgrimage-in-the-middle-ages-c-1000/

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Netchev, Simeon. "Christian Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, c. 1000." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 04, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16082/christian-pilgrimage-in-the-middle-ages-c-1000/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "Christian Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, c. 1000." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Jul 2022. Web. 15 Aug 2022.

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