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Author: Peter Milward

Category: Travel Literature, Guide Books
Number of pages: 102
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

This book covers two pilgrimages through European countries. The first, 'In Search of the Middle Ages', spent in the summer of 1987, moves from England, by way of France, to Spain, following the old pilgrim route to Santiago. The second, "In Search of the Renaissance", spent in the spring of 1992, for the fifth centenary of Columbus' discovery of the New World, moves from Greece, by way of Italy, once more to Spain, but this time to the South of Spain, culminating in the Alhambra in Granada.

Author Profile

Peter Milward was born in London on October 12, 1925, and educated at Wimbledon College (a Jesuit high school). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1943, and after various studies he went on to specialize in the Classics and English at Oxford University. He came to Japan in 1954 and after further studies was ordained priest in 1960. From 1962 onwards he has taught English literature at Sophia University in Tokyo. In addition to founding the Renaissance Institute, the Hopkins Society of Japan and the Chesterton Society of Japan, he has published some 400 books, mostly as textbooks for Japanese students, many of them translated into Japanese, but now most of them out of print. Several of his books, especially those on the drama of Shakespeare and the poetry of Hopkins, have been published in England and America. Even in retirement he is still teaching and writing, as he enters his 88th year (or beiju).

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