New publication: Zwischen Glaube und Geld. Zur Ökonomie des byzantinischen Pilgerwesens (4.-12. Jh.)
Zwischen Glaube und Geld. Zur Ökonomie des byzantinischen Pilgerwesens (4.-12. Jh.)
Byzanz zwischen Orient und Okzident, vol. 14
1st edition 2020, 260 pages, 29 illustrations, 21 x 30 cm, hardcover
€ 45,– | available at Schnell & Steiner
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Piety is not the only driving force for the development of Christian pilgrimage. In a broad chronological and spatial perspective, the book deals with the economic interconnections that affected Byzantine pilgrimage from the 5th to the 12th century.
Going on pilgrimage is always religiously motivated and socially embedded, but the exact selection of the pilgrimage destination, the pilgrimage route, the offerings upon arrival and much more have been and are determined by basic economic constants and time-dependent socio-economic dynamics.
The book illuminates the Byzantine pilgrimage sanctuaries by examining their development, organizational and financial structure, which was already framed by laws in Late antiquity.