Medieval people would sometimes travel to holy sites containing sacred objects, or even to Rome or Jerusalem. There were often souvenirs for sale, marking a similarity between medieval pilgrimages and modern-day tourism.
Related term(s): Relic; Saint
Category: Western Christianity
Last modified: 08.06.05
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 217-18.
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