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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 343: Material Aspects of the Christian and Buddhist Pilgrimage

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Yong-jin Park, Institute of Humanities, Seoul National University
Moderator/Chair:Baik-yong Song, Department of History Education, Hannam University, South Korea
Paper 343-aVenetian Pilgrim Galley and Package Tour to Jerusalem
(Language: English)
Jong Kuk Nam, Department of History, Ewha Womans University, Seoul
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Maritime and Naval Studies, Religious Life
Paper 343-bVirtual Pilgrimage through Material Agency in Medieval Buddhism
(Language: English)
Kim Youn-Mi, History of Art Department, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 343-cLiber Sancti Jacobi as a Travel Guidebook for Pilgrimage
(Language: English)
Yong-jin Park, Institute of Humanities, Seoul National University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Liturgy, Religious Life

This session aims to examine how the medieval pilgrims of Christianity and Buddhism coped with the problems of a material nature such as transport and accommodation, the cost and qualities of requisite supplies, the information and guide for visiting holy places, several kinds of passports etc. In medieval Christianity and Buddhism, pilgrimage was a devout religious practice. A great number of pilgrims have accomplished their religious works and obligations, confronting and overcoming the constant dangers and difficulties of the long journey to sacred places: Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostella, Canterbury for Christians, Lumbini and Bodh Gaya in India for Buddhists.