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'''Pilgrimage''' is the technical term for a journey, usually of a voluntary nature, to a site of particular significance, generally of religious significance.
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'''Pilgrimage''' is the technical term for a journey, usually of a voluntary nature, to a site of particular significance, generally of [[religious]] significance.
  
The main [[Christian]] pilgrimage(s) in [[period]] were to the [[Holy Land]], but pilgrimages also took place to other places: to [[Rome]], to tour the sites and perhaps see the [[Pope]]; to the tombs of saints (James in Compostela, Francis in Assisi, and so forth) or martyrs (Becket at Canterbury, for example) ; or to battle sites, where great victories had been won.
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The main [[Christian]] pilgrimage(s) in [[period]] were to the [[Holy Land]], but pilgrimages also took place to other places: to [[Rome]], to tour the sites and perhaps see the [[Pope]]; to the [[tomb]]s of [[saint]]s (James in Compostela, Francis in Assisi, and so forth) or martyrs ([[Thomas Becket|Becket]] at [[Canterbury]], for example) ; or to [[battlefield|battle sites]], where great victories had been won.
  
 
The [[Islam|Muslim]] faith also recognised the pilgrimage, chiefly the ''hajj'' to [[Mecca]] which every Muslim was supposed to attempt once in his life.
 
The [[Islam|Muslim]] faith also recognised the pilgrimage, chiefly the ''hajj'' to [[Mecca]] which every Muslim was supposed to attempt once in his life.
  
 
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Pilgrimage is the technical term for a journey, usually of a voluntary nature, to a site of particular significance, generally of religious significance.

The main Christian pilgrimage(s) in period were to the Holy Land, but pilgrimages also took place to other places: to Rome, to tour the sites and perhaps see the Pope; to the tombs of saints (James in Compostela, Francis in Assisi, and so forth) or martyrs (Becket at Canterbury, for example) ; or to battle sites, where great victories had been won.

The Muslim faith also recognised the pilgrimage, chiefly the hajj to Mecca which every Muslim was supposed to attempt once in his life.


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