Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gardiner’s Pilgrim’s Way Published

The print and digital editions of Eileen Gardiner’s Pilgrim’s Way to St. Patrick’s Purgatory have now been published. These offer both a complete, up-to-date guide for the modern traveler and pilgrim from Dublin to Lough Derg in northern Ireland, and a detailed analysis of the pilgrimage phenomenon in the Middle Ages, the place of St. Patrick’s Purgatory in both the spiritual geography and the taxonomy of medieval pilgrimage, and a study of the primary sources and historical traditions surrounding the site and medieval routes to it.
Includes an introduction to the topic of medieval pilgrimage and an overview of what the early pilgrims have told us about this route and the site. This book features descriptions of the monuments, relics and saints along the way, as well as a stage-by-stage description of the journey itself. Provides travelers’ information, photos, maps, plans, a bibliography, a chronology, index and links to online resources and photo galleries. The e-book offers full color images and maps, enlargeable images, searchable text and hyperlinks to external resources, including bibliography and other scholarly resources, travel information and details about the sites and towns along the route.

54 photos, 23 maps and plans. 204 pages
ISBN 978-1-59910-187-3 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN 978-1-59910-167-5 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN 978-1-59910-164-4 (e-book)

We are also delighted to report that Dr. Gardiner and her work on St. Patrick‘s Purgatory will be featured on a forthcoming History Channel program on portals to the underworld. Stay tuned for details of broadcast dates and times.