Questions To Consider


Possible Starting Places

  Jason Webster, "St. James And The Two Faces Of Spain," History Today (October 17, 2019).

  "History Of The Camino," Camino Groups.

"Why The Camino Del Santiago Was A Symbol Of Spanish Defiance," Smithsonian Channel, August 28, 2018.  (3 mins)

"Pilgrims Back On The Way Of St. James," DW, June 24, 2021.  (5 mins)

Saint James Matamoros

  Saint James Matamoros -- Wikipedia:

  James The Great -- Wikipedia:

Gareth Thomas, "Postcard #12: St. James The Moor-Slayer: Time To Topple His Statue?," Postcards From The Camino, July 6, 2021.

  Beth Jusino, "Saint James Matamoros: The Fake News Of The Last Millennium," Camino Times Two, September 19, 2017.

"Using Santiago Matamoros For Political Reasons In Medieval Times," Ultreya Tours Blog:

Santiago De Compostela Cathedral

Catedral De Santiago:

"A Virtual Visit To The Cathedral Of Santiago De Compostela," Google Arts And Culture:

  Santiago De Compostela Cathedral -- Wikipedia:

The Way Of St. James

  Camino De Santiago -- Wikipedia:

  Way Of St. James -- Wiki Voyage:

"The Way Of St. James -- A Pilgrimage On The Camino De Santiago," Pilgrimage Traveler.

  Camino De Santiago Pilgrimage Routes In Spain:

  Camino Times Two -- Walking Together On The Way Of St. James:

Gareth Thomas, "Postcard #2: O Cebreiro And The Priest Who Prepared An Invasion," Postcards From The Camino, April 19, 2021.

Gareth Thomas, "Postcard #13: Le Puy -- The First Santiago Pilgrimage," Postcards From The Camino," July 12, 2021.

Gareth Thomas, "Postcard #14:  Compostela -- The Last Days," Postcards From The Camino, July 19, 2021.

Mallory Kirzinger, "Discover The Camino De Santiago: A Comprehensive Guide," 10 Adventures, August 13, 2020.

  Camino De Santiago -- The Pilgrimage Routes To Santiago De Compostela:


Javier Dominguez Garcia, "St. James The Moor-Slayer, A New Challenge To Spanish National Discourse In The Twenty-First Century," International Journal Of Iberian Studies, 22 (2009): 69-78.

Lucia Iglesias Kuntz, "The Right Road For Compostela," UNESCO Courier, 52 (July/August 1999).

Saint James And Spain In The News

Sophia Deboick, "The Enigma Of Saint James," Guardian, July 24, 2010.

Santiago De Compostela In the News

  Manni Coe, "A Lesson In Slow Travel: Walking The Camino De Santiago With My Brother," Guardian, October 22, 2022.

Nicholas Casey, "On Spain's Camino De Santiago, Even Oscar The Donkey Is A Pilgrim," New York Times, November 6, 2021.

Claudia Wurzburg, "St. James Way Pilgrimage Routes In Germany," DW, May 31, 2021.

  Dalya Alberge, "A Selfie Set In Stone: Hidden Portrait By Cheeky Mason Found In Spain 900 Years On," Observer, November 1, 2020.

  Olivier Guiberteau, "The Camino De Santiago's Ancient Secret," BBC Travel, April 12, 2019.

  Harriet Sherwood, "Faith, Friendship And Curses As Seven Celebrity Pilgrims Trek To Santiago," Observer, March 14, 2018.

  "Record Number Of Pilgrims On Camino De Santiago," DW, December 28, 2016.

Andrew McCarthy, "Andrew McCarthy On Life, Travel Writing And The Camino De Santiago," Guardian, October 19, 2012.

  "Santiago De Compostela Codex Calixtinus Found In Garage," BBC News, July 5, 2012.

Ingrid K. Williams, "Culture Pilgrims In Santiago De Compostela," New York Times, August 19, 2011.

Philip French, "'The Way' -- Review," Observer, May 15, 2011.

Rob Williams, "Modern-Day Pilgrims Beat A Path To The Camino," Guardian, May 2, 2011.

Tim Moore, "Spanish Steps: The Ups And Downs Of The Camino De Santiago," Guardian, April 2, 2011.

  "Faith In Numbers On Spain's Ancient Pilgrim Trail," BBC News, August 30, 2010.

Robert Packard, "On The Road To Santiago," New York Times, April 27, 1997.

Rachel Billington, "Santiago's Golden Legend," New York Times, October 1, 1989.

Video and Audio

"Spain: Pilgrims On The Way Of St. James," DW Documentary, June 14, 2021.  (12 mins)

"A Renaissance St. James As Pilgrim," Smarthistory, June 20, 2020.  (6 mins)

"Who Is The St. James Of The Camino De Santiago?," Backcountry Pilgrim, November 25, 2019.  (13 mins)

"The Way Of St. James (Camino De Santiago), Compostela," Part I, Planet Docu, March 3, 2015.  (7 mins)

"The Way Of St. James (Camino De Santiago), Origins," Part II, Planet Doc, March 5, 2015.  (6 mins)

Saint James In The Americas

"Saintly Violence?: Santiago In The Americas," Smarthistory.  (3 mins)

"Saint James The Moorslayer," Cuzco School, Peru, Google Arts And Culture.

"Saint James Moor-Slayer (Santiago Matamoros)," 1600, Hispanic Society Of America.

"The Vision Of St. James Triumphing Over The Inca," Peruvian Or Bolivian School, 18th Century, Robert Simon Fine Art.

"Saint James The Elder (Santiago Matamoros)," National Museum Of Mexican Art, Google Arts And Culture.


Lisa Todd, "The Cult Of Santiago: The Images And Legends Of Saint James And Their Significance In Modern Spain."  Honors Project: University Of Redlands, 1998.

Conrad Rudolph, "An Excerpt From Pilgrimage To The End Of The World: The Road To Santiago De Compostela," 2004.

Order O Santiago -- Wikipedia:

Galician Christian Crosses -- St. James' Cross:


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