Pilgrims: an ethnography of sacredness

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Pilgrims: an ethnography of sacredness. / Rose, Mitchell R.

In: Cultural Geographies, Vol. 17, No. 4, 10.2010, p. 507-24.

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Rose, MR 2010, 'Pilgrims: an ethnography of sacredness', Cultural Geographies, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 507-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474010376136

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Rose, Mitchell R. / Pilgrims: an ethnography of sacredness. In: Cultural Geographies. 2010 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 507-24.

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