This lecture by Professor Elizabeth Tingle entitled 'Long Distance Pilgrimage and the Counter Reformation in France - sacred journeys to the Mont Saint-Michel 1520 to 1789' is part of the 'Remember This?' public lecture series from The Arts Institute with Plymouth University.
During the Protestant Reformation, pilgrimage declined across Europe. But in the Counter Reformation, a great upsurge in pilgrimage activity occurred. Much of this journeying was to local shrines, often newly created. Another destination was Rome. Less well known is the post-Reformation refashioning of ancient, long distance pilgrimages to places such as Santiago de Compostela and Cologne.
This lecture examines the origins and nature of such revived pilgrimage, using the example of the Mont Saint-Michel in northern France.
The lecture starts at 6pm and all are welcome.
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