A journey through the history of one of Europe’s benchmark Romanesque cities.
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The international nature of Santiago de Compostela in the 12th century cannot be understood without the exceptional figure of Diego Gelmirez (1070?–1140). Immediately after Diego Gelmirez became bishop, he undertook the struggle to achieve metropolitan dignity; this was obtained in 1120 and he gained the privilege of becoming the first archbishop of Santiago. In the following decades the so-called Pilgrims’ Way to Santiago grew like never before, placing the pilgrimage on the same level as Rome and Jerusalem and turning the apostle’s village into one of Christendom’s main pilgrimage centres. Compostela and Europe. The History of Diego Gelmirez is published in conjunction with the same title travelling exhibition.
Through the authors’ new critical approaches, the publication draws the political, economical, sociological and cultural maps to offering a new way to see the European Medieval geography. This book invites the readers to “pilgrim” the Romanesque Europe throughout the visual landscapes made of new reproductions of the medieval memoirs and historical jewels never shown before.