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The Pilgrim's Way

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The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela

The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela

by William Melczer

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 350 PAGES

This is the original guide used by 12th-century pilgrims along the sacred way, reprinted with an introduction by a professor of medieval studies, plus endnotes and a gazetteer. It's an excellent, hugely informative presentation of this curiosity. (SPN42, $25.00)

Travels with My Donkey

Travels with My Donkey

by Tim Moore

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 328 PAGES

In this wickedly comic account of grand adventures on the 500-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostela with a French-speaking donkey, Moore salts his anecdotes of fellow travelers and grand adventures with an account of the history and culture of the medieval Way of St. James. (SPN242, $15.99)

The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, The Complete Cultural Handbook

The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, The Complete Cultural Handbook

by David Gitlitz | Linda Kay Davidson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 440 PAGES

A kilometer-by-kilometer guide to the route of St. James across northern Spain with copious information on the historical and artistic sites along the way. You probably won't want it in your daypack, but in your suitcase it will be invaluable for previews of the following day and reflections on the preceding one. (SPN137, $25.99)

Northern Spain Adventure Map

Northern Spain Adventure Map

by National Geographic Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A nicely detailed, overview map of the western(coastal) part of Northern Spain and the Way of St. James at a scale of 1:500,000. Extends as far east as San Sebastian. One Side. 33x49 inches. (SPN245, $11.95)

 
Santiago de Compostela Map

Santiago de Compostela Map


by Freytag & Berndt

  • 2008
  • MAP

A walking map of the city at a scale of 1:10,000. (SPN375, $11.95)

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino De Santiago

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino De Santiago


by John Brierley

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

With 52 maps and town plans, information on pilgrim hostels and other accommodations, practical advice and spiritual encouragement for the route from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Campostela. (SPN442, $29.95)

Camino de Santiago, St. Jean Pied de Port - Roncesvalles - Santiago de Compostela - Finisterre

Camino de Santiago, St. Jean Pied de Port - Roncesvalles - Santiago de Compostela - Finisterre


by John Brierley

  • REFERENCE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 21 PAGES

This multi-lingual book (English, Spanish and French) includes a complete set of maps and town plans for the Way of St. James pilgrimage. Revised and updated to include the Finisterre extension for those wishing to travel all the way to the ocean. (SPN547, $19.95)

A Traveller's History of Spain

A Traveller's History of Spain


by Juan Lalaguna

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A swift survey from prehistory through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present. (SPN06, $14.95)

The Basque History of the World

The Basque History of the World


by Mark Kurlansky

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Kurlansky's engaging portrait of the seven provinces of Basque lands takes in everything from language to culinary heritage, role in the Spanish Civil War and seafaring traditions. (SPN116, $16.00)

The Camino, A Journey of the Spirit

The Camino, A Journey of the Spirit


by Shirley MacLaine

  • RELIGION
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

The much-reincarnated, ever-brave entertainer treks 500-miles across Northern Spain on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostela, interweaving travelogue, commentary and journeys both actual and interior in this personal journal. (SPN127, $15.99)

The Miracles of St. James, Translations from the Liber Sancti Jacobi


by Thoma Coffey

  • RELIGION
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 169 PAGES

The English translation of a Medieval writings on the pilgrimage to Santiago, and the miracles of St. James, from the Codex Calixtinus. (REL62, $17.50)

The Roads to Santiago, The Medieval Pilgrim Routes Through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela

The Roads to Santiago, The Medieval Pilgrim Routes Through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela


by Derry Brabbs

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

This gorgeous book celebrates the shrine Santiago de Compostela and the medieval routes through France and Spain -- each a World Heritage site -- in 220 color photographs. (SPN369, $60.00)

Walking

Walking


by Henry David Thoreau

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration. (WLK04, $9.99)

I'm Off Then, Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago

I'm Off Then, Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago


by Hape Kerkeling

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 333 PAGES

Overweight, overworked and unfit, Kerkeling turns an arduous trek across the French Pyrenees into a superb opportunity to deploy his self-deprecating humor and barbed wit in this laugh-out-loud account of an unlikely pilgrim. (SPN420, $15.99)

Off the Road, A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route Into Spain

Off the Road, A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route Into Spain


by Jack Hitt

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER

An American abroad, popular NPR contributor Hitt unleashes his wit and wonder in this account of his trek, 500-miles across Spain to Santiago de Compostela. Naturally, he falls in with an odd assortment of fellow pilgrims, and adventures ensue. (SPN312, $17.99)

Paris to the Pyrenees

Paris to the Pyrenees


by David Downie

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 372 PAGES

David Downie's spirited book is haunted by the Gallic chieftain Vercingetorix (say that 10 times fast!) and the Gallo-Roman forebears of modern France. On ancient trails through the forests of the rugged Morvan, they continued across the celebrated wine country of Burgundy and the centuries-old Via Podiensis on the Way of Saint James. (FRA41, $16.95)

Pilgrim Stories, On and Off the Road to Santiago

Pilgrim Stories, On and Off the Road to Santiago


by Nancy Louise Frey

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 313 PAGES

The sights, sounds -- and meaning -- of modern journeys along the "Camino de Santiago," according to interviews with those who travel it. (SPN46, $31.95)

Pilgrimage to the End of the World, The Road to Santiago de Campostela

Pilgrimage to the End of the World, The Road to Santiago de Campostela


by Conrad Rudolph

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

An engaging, literary account of 11 weeks of travels from Le Puy along the way of St. James, 1,000 miles all told. (SPN220, $17.00)

Roads to Santiago, A Modern-Day Pilgrimage Through Spain

Roads to Santiago, A Modern-Day Pilgrimage Through Spain


by Cees Nooteboom

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

An exhilarating but erudite portrait of modern and historic Spain. Nooteboom writes quite brilliantly of Spanish art, philosophy, history, architecture and culture, as well as of the people he encountered. (SPN50, $21.95)

The Road to Santiago

The Road to Santiago


by Kathryn Harrison

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 176 PAGES

The novelist's personal and meditative account of journeys along the Route of St. James, from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela. (SPN209, $20.00)

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by Peter R. Bush

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES

This collection of 30 stories form a who's who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona. (SPN173, $14.95)

The Song of Roland

The Song of Roland


by Robert Harrison

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

The medieval French epic poem recalling the gory battle which took place in 778 (as Charlemagne's rear guard was ambushed by Saracens) this text offers important insights into Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval European history. Translated by Robert Harrison. (SPN271, $7.95)

Birds of Europe

Birds of Europe


by Lars Svensson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide has been updated with revised text and maps. (FG47, $29.95)

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