Complexity In Space and Landscape in Some Catholic Shrines
(Loreto, Lourdes, Fatima, Belleville) Compared with
a Meaningful Case Study of the Indian Framework: The Kumba Mela

Professor Paolo Giuriati
Centro Ricerche Socio-Religiose (C.R.S.R.) Padova

( ) By their movement pilgrims map and integrate ritual space. But the shrines, the way to reach them, the facilities inside and outside th shrine are very often conceived to make with pilgrims a sacred environment, where ritual and symbolic interactions take place.

( ) To understand this complex system multimedial approaches seem to be very functional. Some examples will be given about it.

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