Classic Cities: Santiago de Compostela

Travelling the Road to Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St James are said to be buried, is one of the oldest and most interesting journeys in Europe. In this course we explore the city of Santiago de Compostela through the eyes of pilgrims to discover the medieval traditions of pilgrimage, and why we still find them meaningful in our modern world.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Pilgrim Stories: On and off the road to Santiago, Nancy Frey, (University of California Press)
  • Santiago – walking the pilgrim path, Almis Simans, (Good Walking Books 2002)
  • The Pilgrimage to Santiago, Edwin Mullins


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The Cathedral
  • Pilgrims' duties and rewards
  • The tradition of St. James.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Be confident of planning a journey to visit Santiago de Compostela and its pilgrim sites.
  2. Have a greater appreciation of Santiago de Compostela as a centre of pilgrimage in medieval times, and its resurgent attractiveness for contemporary pilgrims.
$39 Limited

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