Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Modern Languages & Literatures

Journal Title

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Pub Date

2019

Volume

7

Issue

1

Journal Article URL

https://arrow.dit.ie/ijrtp/vol7/iss1/5/

First Page

38

Abstract

In ‘The Bartered Body,’ George Greenia disentangles the complex desires and experiences of religious travellers of the High Middle Ages who knew the spiritual usefulness of their vulnerable flesh. The bodily remains of the saints housed in pilgrim shrines were not just remnants of a redeemed past, but open portals for spiritual exchange with the living body of the visiting pilgrim.

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