Le pèlerinage à Saint-Martin de Tours du VIIè au Xè siècle

Abstract : Pilgrimage to the saint Martin's tomb in Tours is not, today, so well known as Jerusalem, Rome or Santiago, even among specialists. However this holy grave, roofed with a magnificent basilica by Perpetuus bishop of Tours in the years 460-480, has brought many people on the way. Gregory of Tours, in the sixth century, has given large reports of this pilgrimage, from where came the pilgrims, what were their motivations, how they lived around the grave. One can even know how many people enjoyed miracles. But it is likely that the pilgrimage did not end with the merovingian time. During the carolingian era also the pilgrimage to Tours was very attractive. A pope at the beginning of the tenth century could write that it was equivalent to the roman pilgrimage. Tours was therefore a prominent place for pilgrims during the early Middle Ages.
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Bruno Judic. Le pèlerinage à Saint-Martin de Tours du VIIè au Xè siècle. Jean Chélini. Les pèlerinages dans le monde à travers le temps et l'espace, Picard, p. 55-72, 2008, 978 2 7084 0815 9. ⟨hal-01109726⟩

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