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Caminoisation and Cathedrals: replication, the heritagisation of religion, and the spiritualisation of heritage

Bowman, Marion and Sepp, Tiina (2019). Caminoisation and Cathedrals: replication, the heritagisation of religion, and the spiritualisation of heritage. Religion, 49(1) pp. 74–98.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0048721x.2018.1515325
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Abstract

This article focuses upon a specific aspect of the revival of pilgrimage in Europe, the replication of the Camino de Santiago. The Camino has become regarded increasingly as ‘prototypical’ pilgrimage, particularly by those previously largely unfamiliar with pilgrimage, and copied in contexts far from Spain. This tendency towards the importation, re-conceptualisation and (to varying degrees) replication of the Camino in the pilgrims’ native countries has led to the revival of ancient pilgrimage routes as well as the development of new ones. ‘Caminoisation’ thus refers to the process of introducing aspects of the Camino pilgrimage to other routes and pilgrimage sites. Among the main features of Caminoisation are the ideas that ‘real’ pilgrimage is done on foot and that the journey is more important than the destination. In addition, the material culture of the Camino is spreading, including pilgrim passports and Compostela-like certificates, as are ritual activities such as pilgrim blessings. Based on our AHRC funded project on Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, Past and Present, (PEC) we examine the growth and variety of pilgrimage activities in the post-Reformation, Anglican contexts of Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster and Durham Cathedral. We explore the renegotiation of pilgrimage, the localisation of Camino features in traditionally Protestant contexts and the implications of Caminoisation for the Anglican Cathedrals studied within the broader milieu of the heritagisation of religion and the spiritualisation of heritage in Europe.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Informa UK Limited
ISSN: 1096-1151
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetAH/L015005/1Arts and Humanities Research Council
Keywords: Santiago de Compostela; Camino; Caminoisation; contemporary pilgrimage; Canterbury Cathedral; Durham Cathedral; York Minster; heritagisation of religion
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology > Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 57110
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 10:54
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/57110
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