Revival of the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela: The Politics of Religious, National, and European Patrimony, 1879–1988*

@article{Pack2010RevivalOT,
  title={Revival of the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela: The Politics of Religious, National, and European Patrimony, 1879–1988*},
  author={Sasha David Pack},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={2010},
  volume={82},
  pages={335 - 367}
}
  • S. D. Pack
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
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