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The Pilgrim's Way

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela

SPN42
William Melczer
Italica Press
1993
350
0934977259
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

Travels with My Donkey

SPN242
Tim Moore
St. Martin's Press
2006
328
0312320833
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.99

The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, The Complete Cultural Handbook

SPN137
David Gitlitz, Linda Kay Davidson
St. Martin's Press
2000
440
0312254164
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.99

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino De Santiago

SPN442
John Brierley
Lightning Source
2017
288
1844097110
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.99

Northern Spain Adventure Map

SPN245
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1566955386
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

Pyrenees, Andorra Adventure Map

SPN503
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1566955408
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Covering the sweep of the Pyrenees from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean, Biarritz, Bilbao and Pamplona to Narbonne, Perpignan and Figueres.
$11.95

Santiago de Compostela Pocket Map

SPN375
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2012
2
3707911055
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This durable, laminated map features the Spanish city at a scale of 1:10,000, with essential sites and an inset of the Spanish coast south to Vigo. Ideal for slipping into a back pocket and exploring the city. Multi-lingual, with English.
$9.95

Eyewitness Guide Northern Spain

SPN315
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
272
1465457305
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A literate, visually rich guide to northern Spain from Galicia across Asturbias and the Basque Country to La Rioja to the Pyrenees.
$25.00

Footprint Camino De Santiago Handbook

SPN623
Andy Symington
Footprint Handbooks
2017
160
1911082183
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed, comprehensive guide to travel on the Way of St. James by the venerable British publishers. With recommendations, decorative black-and-white illustrations, a color map section and dozens of very useful local sketch maps.
$13.99

National Geographic Spain

SPN186
Fiona Dunlop
National Geographic
2012
400
142620955X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Fiona Dunlop (New Tapas) provides expert advice in this full-color guide, featuring color photography, maps, travel tips, and a strong overview of history and culture.
$27.95

The Way of St James, France: Le Puy to the Pyrenees

FRN915
Alison Raju
Cicerone
2010
224
1852846089
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to walking GR 65, the Via Podiensis, from Le Puy in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. As well as giving step by step directions, the book also provides information on places to visit, history and practical travel details.
$22.95

Way of St James: Pyrenees, Santiago, Finisterre

SPN202
Alison Raju
Cicerone
2004
160
1852843721
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A revised, expanded guide to the Spanish section of the Way of St. James, from St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and on to Finisterre. As well as giving step by step directions the book also provides information on places to visit, history and practical travel details.
$19.95

A Food Lover's Pilgrimage Along the Camino to Santiago de Compostela

SPN599
Dee Nolan
Independent Publishers Group
2015
354
1921383550
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Dee Nolan follows the 1000-year-old Camino de Santiago to seek out ancient food traditions and talk to cooks and farmers, discovering the importance of knowing where food comes from and finding herself along the way.
$45.00

Food and Wines of Spain

SPN100
Penelope Casas
Random House
1982
457
0394513487
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This classic collection of 400 recipes, interwoven with cultural commentary and culinary history, is a pleasure to read, but prepare to become hungry.
$37.50

The Finest Wines of Rioja and Northwest Spain, A Regional Guide to the Best Producers and Their Wines

SPN481
Jesus Barquin
University of California Press
2011
320
0520269217
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A detailed and informative guide to ancient and contemporary winemaking in Spain's most prominent wine region.
$39.95

A Traveller's History of Spain

SPN06
Juan Lalaguna
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
304
1566564069
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This survey of Spanish history features a useful chronology, historical gazetteer and a long section on contemporary life. It covers early settlements through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present.
$14.95

Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

REL90
Ian Reader
Oxford University Press
2015
144
0198718225
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A quick, authoritative survey of the pilgrimage: its history, meaning and ongoing evolution.
$11.95

The Basque History of the World

SPN116
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Putnam
2001
288
0140298517
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Camino, A Journey of the Spirit

SPN127
Shirley MacLaine
Pocket Books
2001
320
0743400739
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

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

REL62
Thoma Coffey (Editor)
Italica Press
1996
169
0934977380
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The English translation of a Medieval writings on the pilgrimage to Santiago, and the miracles of St. James, from the Codex Calixtinus.
$18.00

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Wanderlust, A History of Walking

WLK06
Rebecca Solnit
Penguin Putnam
2001
336
0140286012
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Solnit's wide-ranging, literate and thoroughly enlightening essays on the multiple means of walking touches upon, among many things, the origins of bipedalism, famous flaneurs and walking as a form of rebellion. Terrific.
$18.00

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

SPN420
Hape Kerkeling
Free Press
2009
333
1416553878
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

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

SPN312
Jack Hitt
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743261119
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.99

Paris to the Pyrenees

FRA41
David Downie
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
372
1605985562
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
David Downie's spirited book is haunted by 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.
$16.95

Pilgrim Stories, On and Off the Road to Santiago

SPN46
Nancy Louise Frey
University of California Press
1998
313
0520217519
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The sights, sounds -- and meaning -- of modern journeys along the "Camino de Santiago," according to interviews with those who travel it.
$31.95

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

SPN220
Conrad Rudolph
University of Chicago Press
2004
144
0226731278
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An engaging, literary account of 11 weeks of travels from Le Puy along the way of St. James, 1,000 miles all told.
$17.00

Roads to Santiago, A Modern-Day Pilgrimage Through Spain

SPN50
Cees Nooteboom
Harcourt Books
2000
352
0156011581
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.95

Steps Out of Time

SPN613
Katharine B. Soper
Stellaire Press
2013
286
0991149203
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In telling her story of courage, solitude, friendship and more, Soper's engaging travelogue confirms the many intangible gifts of the Camino de Santiago. Her narrative sets her and the reader side-by-side as Soper struggles with the the daily challenges of walking hundreds of miles, then hundreds more. An insightful and reflective read by a good friend of Longitude.
$16.95

The Road to Santiago

SPN209
Kathryn Harrison
National Geographic
2003
176
0792237455
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

The Road to Santiago, Walking the Way of St James

SPN621
Rene Freund
Consortium
2016
120
1909961221
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In a vivid travelogue, Austrian writer Freund walks nearly 1,000 miles on the Way of St. James. His attentive narrative describes being overwhelmed by natural beauty, pushing physical and psychological limits and finally reaching Santiago de Compostela.
$16.95

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SPN173
Peter R. Bush (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
242
188351312X
PAPER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A collection of 30 stories from a who’s who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona.
$14.95

The Song of Roland

SPN271
Robert Harrison (Translator)
Signet
2012
192
0451528573
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$7.95

The Sun Also Rises

SPN33
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
256
0743297334
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel, which encapsulates the angst of the post-WWI "Lost Generation," is the story of unmoored American and British expats travelling from Paris to Pamplona.
$16.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula

SPN574
Ernest Garcia, Eduardo De Juana
Bloomsbury USA
2015
688
1408124807
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This definitive book on the birds of Iberia covers the status and distribution of each species in the region and also includes photos and introductory chapters on climate, habitats and the history of Iberian ornithology.
$86.00

More Books

Spain, The Root and the Flower

SPN13
John A. Crow
University of California Press
2005
455
0520244966
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in Spain.
$29.95

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95

Galicia Map 571

SPN53
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
1
2061007694
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed regional map of Galicia (1,400,000), east to Oviedo and south to Porto and Salamanca.
$11.95

Life and Food in the Basque Country

SPN125
Maria Jose Sevilla
Ivan Dee
1992
170
1561310352
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Basque life as seen through the people who practice its culinary traditions. Each chapter profiles the traditions and histories of the Basque butcher, fisherman, housewife, kaiku-maker (or society cook), with some traditional recipes.
$14.95

Basque Country, Navarra and La Rioja

SPN204
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2003
1
2061007570
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Spain covering the Basque Country, Navarra and La Rioja at a scale of 1:250,000.
$12.95

Footprint Guide Northern Spain

SPN233
Andy Symington
Footprint Handbooks
2014
560
1909268615
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed, comprehensive guide published in Britain, nicely divided between a general overview of the region and practical travel detail on where to go and what to do.
$24.95

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

NAT112
Annie Dillard
HarperCollins
2007
304
0060953020
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Dillard's exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons in her own backyard in Tinker Creek, Virginia won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975.
$15.99

Religion in the Medieval West

EUR243
Bernard Hamilton
Bloomsbury USA
2003
208
034080839X
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Hamilton introduces religious life and spread of Catholicism through Europe in the Medieval period in this scholarly survey.
$35.95

What Pure Eyes Could See, Calvin's Doctrine of Faith in Its Exegetical Context

REL61
Barbara Pitkin
Oxford University Press
1999
260
0195128281
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
An analysis of the way in which Calvin's exegetical labors contributed to his understanding of faith.
$125.00

The Song of Roland

SPN536
Glyn S. Burgess
Penguin Putnam
1990
224
0140445323
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Recalling the gory battle which took place in 778 (as Charlemagne's rear guard was ambushed by Saracens) this lyric poem offers important insights into Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval European history.
$13.00

Camino Portugues Maps, Lisboa, Porto, Santiago

PGL90
John Brierley
Perseus
2016
96
1844097153
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
This updated, lightweight travel companion includes maps and distances, locations of pilgrim hostels and points of interest from Lisbon, via Porto, to Santiago de Compostella. Its text is quadrilingual: English, Spanish, Portuguese and German.
$17.99

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino Finisterre, Santiago - Finisterre - Muxia: A Practical & Mystical Manual for the modern day p

SPN548
John Brierley
Perseus
2016
144
1844097137
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This updated, lightweight guide includes maps and distances, locations of pilgrim hostels and points of interest along the Camino Finisterre and its Muxia extension.
$19.99

Camino de Santigo Maps-Mapas-Cartes

SPN568
John Brierley
Perseus
2017
112
1844097145
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive, multilingual guide offers travelers a myriad of choices in how they approach the Camino de Santiago on their journey.
$19.99

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino Portugual

PGL101
John Brierley
Perseus
2016
208
1844097129
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The only English language guide to the Camino de Portugues includes updated maps and comprehensive references.
$25.99

A Food Lover's Pilgrimage to France

FRA268
Dee Nolan
Penguin Putnam
2015
400
1921382910
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Nolan introduces the Camino Frances in a gorgeous coffee table book that includes full-color photos as well as historical background, illustrated maps and profiles of vineyards and farms along the path from Dijon to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.
$69.95

Worth Looking For

Cadogan Bilbao & the Basque Lands

SPN207
Michael Pauls
Cadogan Books
2012
312
1566568803
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
With good maps as well as introductory chapters on the history and culture of the Basques, this guide covers Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona and Biarritz in detail.
$21.95

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

SPN369
Derry Brabbs (Photographer)
Frances Lincoln
2008
256
0711227063
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
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.
$60.00