Now thoroughly revised and updated, this encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture.
* Over 300 A-Z entries covering sites and pilgrimages sacred to the world's major religious traditions
* Illustrative photographs and maps
* A glossary of relevant terms
* Appendices listing sites by country, faith tradition, and placement in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites