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The Camino de Santiago
Curating the Pilgrimage as Heritage and Tourism
250 pages, 9 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-191-2 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Not Yet Published (September 2021)
eISBN 978-1-80073-192-9 eBook Not Yet Published
“An impressive, detailed and much needed analysis of curatorship of the routes to Santiago de Compostela and the destination itself, which takes a balanced approach towards the political, cultural and economic issues involved and the tensions between religious and secular interests.” • John Eade, University of Roehampton
“An interesting and fluently readable study of pilgrimage in the contemporary context of heritage tourism management.” • John Tunbridge, Carleton University
Pilgrimage, as a global activity linked to the sacred, speaks to the special significance of persons, places and events. This book relates these sentiments to the curatorship of the Camino de Santiago that comprises a lattice of European pilgrimage itineraries converging at Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. The detailed analysis focuses on the management of pilgrimage settings as heritage and tourism linked to the shrine of Saint James and gives particular attention to investment guidelines, land use planning regulations, environmental stewardship, information dissemination and museology.
Michael Murray was, until retirement in 2016, Reader in Spatial Planning at Queen's University Belfast and from where, as Honorary Associate, he continues with his research interests in international planning, rural development and planning law. He was awarded an Honorary Professorship by the East China Institute of Technology.