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Religious pilgrimage routes and trails: sustainable development and management.

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Through a combination of theoretical and case-study chapters, this volume focuses on religious routes and trails in terms of their spiritual, cultural and economic meanings, and considers the opportunities and challenges arising from their recent increase in popularity. The book is divided into three sections. Part I (chapters 1-5) deals with conceptual and practical issues related to religious pi...


Chapter 17 (Page no: 210)

Challenges facing the sustainable development of slave trade routes and trails in Cameroon.

This chapter explores the recent growth of African American diaspora tourism as quasi-religious pilgrimage to the village of Bimbia, Cameroon, which served as a major slave port in the region. Having first discussed the historical development of slavery and slave trade routes in this region, the chapter discusses the recent development of the village of Bimbia in the context of slave routes, and the resultant 'pilgrimages of reconnection' to this area. In particular, the chapter focuses on the economic and environmental challenges related to the creation of slave routes that cater for 'slave pilgrims'.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Pilgrimage trails and routes: the journey from the past to the present. Author(s): Olsen, D. H. Trono, A. Fidgeon, P. R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) Religious pilgrimage routes and trails as driving forces for sustainable local development. Author(s): Trono, A. Castronuovo, V.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Cultural routes: tourist destinations and tools for development. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 38) The role of heritage tourism in the management and promotion of pilgrimage trails and routes. Author(s): Boyd, S. W.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 49) Environment and sustainability as related to religious pilgrimage routes and trails. Author(s): Trombino, G. Trono, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 61) The European cultural route of Saint Martin of Tours. Author(s): Afferni, R. Ferrario, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 72) The Camino de Santiago de Compostela: the most important historic pilgrimage way in Europe. Author(s): Lois-González, R. C. Santos, X. M. Romero, P. T. Z.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 88) The holy grail route: mystic routes and activities to improve local tourism. Author(s): Fidgeon, P. R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 102) Religious pilgrimage routes in the baltic countries: history and perspectives. Author(s): Liutikas, D.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 114) Experiencing religious pilgrimage in Malta. Author(s): Zammit, V.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 122) Pilgrimage routes from Central Europe and Scandinavia towards Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela. Author(s): Duda, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 138) The ways to Jerusalem: maritime, cultural and pilgrimage routes. Author(s): Trono, A. Imperiale, M. L.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 150) Palkhi: a moving sacred town. Author(s): Shinde, K. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 167) Kashi and Cosmos, India: the pilgrimage circuit of the Panchakroshi Yatra. Author(s): Singh, R. P. B. Rana, P. S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 180) Pilgrimage to Mount Bromo, Indonesia. Author(s): Choe JaeYeon Hitchcock, M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 196) The Shikoku pilgrimage: popularity and the pilgrim's transaction. Author(s): Wilkinson, G.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 220) The Talpa de Allende pilgrimage trail. Author(s): Olsen, D. H. Sánchez, R. E.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 234) Pilgrimage and identity along the mormon trail. Author(s): Olsen, D. H. Hill, B. J.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 247) Pilgrimage trails and routes: journeys from the present to the future. Author(s): Trono, A. Olsen, D. H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1, Irish Republic.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786390271
  • Record Number
  • 20183195542