Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Among the Pilgrims: Journeys to Santiago De Compostela Paperback – Jan 2004

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
CDN$ 50.43 CDN$ 50.44

Amulet Box Set Amulet Box Set

click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 431 pages
  • Publisher: Trafford (January 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412007968
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412007962
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,492,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

About the Author

Mary Victoria Wallis has a PhD in English Literature, and a Master of Health Science. She has been a university professor and teacher for nurses, medical students, literature students, and health care professionals, and has conducted workshops on communication and spirituality in the care of the sick and dying. Nowadays, she earns her daily bread in Hospice and Palliative Care, where she combines her interest in the scientific and clinical with an inquiry into experiences of people at the far end of their lives. She maintains a keen interest in English literature, medieval European culture, and the spiritual traditions of both East and the West. She is a longtime practitioner of Buddhist meditation. Mary is an avid canoeist, touring and backcountry cyclist, sea kayaker and hiker. She has travelled throughout Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, and has lived and worked in Nigeria and Uruguay. She is Canadian and lives as a "resident alien" - something akin to a pilgrim - in the United States.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well researched and engaging read Oct. 16 2009
By S. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Mary Wallis has a great chronicle of her two pilgrimages on the Camino de Santiago in the late 1990's. It's both her background as a medievalist and her skill at description that make her book a winner. What sets her apart is that Wallis has read widely on the Camino de Santiago in English, Spanish and Latin and she brings a depth of historical understanding that is missing in many camino books. I'd quibble with her viewpoint of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic -- surely it's the technological innovative that drives the social and spiritual and not vice versa -- but she's mastered the material and offers it with true affection for the Camino many of us have come to love.

While she gives a lot of time to her problems with Christian faith, her Buddhist background substitutes in an interesting way and provides spiritual depth to her narrative. Her first Camino by bike with her husband turned into a second, solitary Camino the following year. She clearly was hooked and spends much of the book putting words to the spirituality of the 500-mile walk.

This is a good read, particularly for people open to Buddhist spirituality or deeply interested in Medieval Spanish history.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The author's appreciation of history raises this book above the majority Sept. 22 2014
By robert france - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book needs a much larger audience than it has received, as it is certainly one of the better narratives available. Unlike most of those writing about the Camino, Wallis has an interest in history and for that reason alone, this book deserves a place in any pilgrimage library. As such, I make frequent reference to Wallis' book in my own Along the Way, which includes a scholarly review of the modern pilgrimage experience.