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The Way to Santiago Series
WS1- Trade Routes and Pilgrimage Trails as a Factor of Integration Sanctuaries and Cult (2004)

Edited by: Jerzy Kmiecinski, Marek Oldezki and Karol E. Natkanski.

Number of pages: 399. 

Language: English.

Since ancient times, the spread of religion has been intimately linked with a whole range of other factors, social, cultural and economic. The articles in this publication have resulted from a research project aimed at examining the complex interconnection of these phenomena. Taking examples from Europe, Latin America and Asia, and covering a time span that goes back to antiquity, they offer fascinating insights into processes that have been integrating the world for millennia.

WS2- Femmes et pèlerinages/ Women and Pilgrimages (2007)

Edited by: Juliette Dor and Marie Élisabeth Henneau.

Number of pages: 235.

Languages: French and English.

The development of gender studies in recent years has led to scholars investigating whole areas in which women were traditionally “absent”. One area that has been particularly fruitful in this respect is the past, and the complex roles played by women in earlier societies, particularly their religious life. In this publication, the majority of the contributions focus on the role of women pilgrims in the Middle Ages, with a smaller number dealing with the same phenomenon in the early modern period.

Camino de Santiago y Patrimonio Cultural (2019)

Editado por: Josep Ramón Fuentes i Gasó, María Teresa Carballeira Rivera and Domingo Luís González Lopo (2019)

Número de páginas: 428.

Description: Cultural heritage is gaining more and more scientific and social presence, whether as an expression of the identity of a particular way of perceiving the world or as a wealth that bears witness to the creativity of civilisations over time.

This book offers the reader the opportunity to approach the most current aspects of the legal regime of cultural property from its different components, tangible and intangible, and its diversity. It focuses on cultural itineraries through the Way of St. James, the premier and great European cultural itinerary, to which it dedicates an in-depth analysis in order to then tackle other contemporary artistic manifestations such as graffiti, the management of heritage in the new smart city model or the interaction with other fields such as tourism, museum activity, urban planning or the environment. All of this without forgetting essential management issues such as the application of public procurement rules to the sector, copyright or the international and multidisciplinary approach to the subject.

The scientific solvency of its contents is amply guaranteed by the signature of the renowned national and foreign jurists and experts who participate in the work. Their contributions do not avoid the great challenges and crossroads faced by contemporary cultural heritage, based on the analysis of the most current regulations and jurisprudence. In short, this is essential work for any scholar of the subject.

Patrimonio cultural inmaterial. De los Castells al Camino de Santiago (2021)

Editado por: María Teresa Carballeira Rivera, Miguel Taín Guzmán and Josep Ramón Fuentes i Gasó (2021)

Número de páginas: 926.

Description: This work is the result of the efforts of recognised experts and scientists committed to offering quality work on intangible cultural heritage. It contributes to filling the existing gap in one of the emerging fields of the Spanish cultural scene by means of a multidisciplinary approach, namely legal, historical and anthropological.

Throughout its pages, the reader will be able to approach this new form of expression of the culture of the peoples that reached its maximum splendour with the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage approved in Paris in 2003. Cultural values such as traditions and oral expressions; performing arts; social uses, rituals and festive events; knowledge and uses related to nature and the universe; and traditional craft techniques, are brought together in this book to disseminate knowledge of Spanish cultural assets declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity. All of this without neglecting the analysis of the legal aspects linked to their protection and transmission, together with an overview of other emblematic examples of our culture, such as bullfighting and the Camino de Santiago.

Intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity in the face of growing globalisation and the ideal environment for the exaltation of collective cultures, given its intrinsic participatory, recreational and communicative nature between individuals and groups. Its great fragility makes it worthy of the effective legal and social protection that this monograph seeks to afford it.

The European Issues Series

EI1- The Psychology of the European Monetary Union: A Cross- national Study of Public Opinions towards the Euro (2001)

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Edited by: Anke Müller- Peters, Roland Pepermans, Guido Kiell and Minoo Farhangmher.

Number of pages: 564. 

Language: English.

This book was chosen to be the first of the series under the generic title of European Issues due to the importance of the topic for many European countries which were involved in the process of creation of the European Monetary Union, and also for those countries affected directly by this Union.

EI2- Co-operative Education in Europe: A Partnership between Government, Employer, Student and University (2003)

Edited by: Maurits van Rooijen.

Number of pages: 85. 

Language: English.

One of the fastest growing areas in higher education in the countries of the European Union is that of work- based or work- integrated learning. Some years ago, the Compostela Group of Universities set up a working group to deal with this question; the present publication draws on their deliberations and conclusions. The nine contributors, all of them academic with long experience in the field of co- op education, trace the current trends in Europe on the basis of the situation in their own countries, and suggest what issues will be of increasing importance in the coming years.

EI3- European Social Protection Systems in Perspective (2004)

Written by: Lucie Paquy.

Number of pages: 146. 

Language: English.

One of the most hotly debated issues in Europe at the present time is that of how the continent’s social protection systems should adapt to the pressures of the new millennium. No meaningful discussion of the future, however, can be carried on without a clear understanding of the past and present. This publication aims at providing a better understanding of the social security systems currently in place in Europe by looking at how they have developed, the ways in which they resemble each other and the ways they differ, and the challenges they have been facing in the past decade. Lucie Paquy completed her doctoral desertion in history at the Université Lumiere Lyon 2 (France). Her initial research focussed on French public health policies in the 19th century. Presently, she is carrying out research on the history of business and management in higher education and also on the history of food product risks in the 19th and 20th centuries.

EI4- European Health and Social Welfare Policies (2004)

Edited by: Laurinda Abreu.

Number of pages: 535.

Language: English.

Since the Middle Ages, societies across Europe have been devising ways to promote the social well-being of their people. Three areas that are of fundamental importance in this regard- poor relief, health care and social welfare- from the subject matter of the twenty- six essays in this publication, which were originally delivered as papers at a conference held at the University of Évora, Portugal, in 2002. The essays examine a broad range of issues, ranging in time from the Middle Ages to the present day and covering much of Europe, from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean and Central Europe to the Iberian Peninsula.

EI5- Monitoring Health Status of Vulnerable Groups in Europe: Past and Present (2007)

Edited by: Laurind Abreu and Janos Sandor.

Number of pages: 333.

Language: English.

One of the measures of the civility of any society is the way it treats those at its margins. These may be individuals belonging to racial or ethnic minorities, the disabled, the homeless, children from disadvantaged families, those marked by mental disabilities or suffering from diseases that are regarded with fear or distaste by the majority population. Of particular importance for these individuals and groups are their health status and the kind of health care to which they have access. The papers presented in this volume deal with this issue by offering closely focused examinations of a variety of different groups in a number of countries. Several of the articles are devoted to the health and situation of the Romani communities in various countries. Arguably the most consistently marginalized social groups in Europe, the Roma offer a kind of litmus test of the state of health care in any particular country and of the willingness of its citizens to extend its benefits to the whole populace. These and the articles on other disadvantaged groups in Europe and the USA offer a rich variety of approaches to the issue under examination, one that is both urgent and timeless. This series of papers are delivered from a conference held by the PhoenixTN on the issue of monitoring health status and the position of vulnerable groups in Europe which was organized by the University of Pécs in 2004.

EI6- The First Seven Years of the Euro: Impact on Firms and Consequences for World Business (2007)

Edited by: Jesús Arteaga Ortiz.

Number of pages: 163.

Language: English.

Despite general agreement on the positive effects of the introduction of the Euro, in fact very few analyses of its impact have appeared. Moreover, the complex situation of the euro vis-à-vis the newest member states have seldom been dealt with comprehensively, while the possible “euroization” of particular economies and international sectors has been largely ignored. It was the wish to deal with all of these themes that led to the preparation of this publication, which examines the process of the introduction of the Euro and looks at its subsequent impact at both the microeconomic and the macroeconomic level.

EI7 – Beckett: Écrans de silence/Beckett: Screens of Silence (2008)

Edited by: Irene Gilsenan Nordin y Véronique Simon

Number of pages: 158.

Languages: French and English.

Description: One of the key authors of the second half of the twentieth century, Samuel Beckett presents us with an “oeuvre” rich in interpretative possiblities. This bilingual (French and English) publication, the outcome of a conference held in Karlstad, Sweden, to mark the centenary of Beckett’s birth, focuses in particular on Beckett’s theatre (or the theatrical in Beckett’s work), placing it in the wider European historical, cultural, linguistic and literary contexts.

EI8 – Minorized Languages in Europe: State and Survival (2009)

Editado por: Irene Josep R. Guzman and Joan Verdegal.

Número de páginas: 518. 

Languages: English, Spanish, French and others.

Description: With the multilingual phenomenon that is the European Union, minority languages can tend to be overlooked. “Languages of state”, for obvious reasons, take precedence, and the complicated mechanism for ensuring their use at the oficial level almost automatically limit the visiblity and diminish the relevance of the many other languages spoken within the European space.

This publicattion is the work of leading specialists on Europe’s minority languages, twenty-four of which are treated in detail. Each specially written chapter looks at the history, current state and future prospects of one of these languages and examines its distinctive linguistic features. Taken together, the chapters – themselves written in four languages (English, French, Spanish and German) – offer a uniquely broad view of minority languages on the European continent today.

The Compostela Prize Series

CP1- Václav Havel as a Dramatist (2002)

Edited by: Jirí Zdenka Pospisilová and Alena Mizerová.

Number of pages: 170.

Language: English.

This publication is the first one of the series related to the Compostela Prize Winners. Václav Havel was awarded the Compostela Prize in 1998 for his contribution as a dramatist. One year later, from the 30th of September to the 3rd of October 1999, an international conference was held at Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic) on his works, and the present book includes the main contributions to this conference.

CP2-Bach 2000: Music between Virgin Forest and Knowledge Society (2003)

Edited by: Jirí Fukac, Alena Mizerová and Vladimir Strakoš

Number of pages: 310. 

Laguage: English.

This collection of essays stems from a conference that took place in Regensburg, Germany, in October 2000. Held on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach, it also honoured he famous German musician Helmuth Rilling, the previous year’s recipient of the international prize offered annually by the Compostela Group of Universities. As the conference was conceived as an interdisciplinary examination of Bach´s work and legacy, the contributions from the international group of scholars offer fresh insights covering a range of disciplines and drawing on many different scholarly approaches. Throughout, the concern of the contributors has been to reveal the continually renewed contemporaneity of Bach and his music.

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Publications guidelines

Guidelines for the publications of the Compostela Group of Universities

The Compostela Group of Universities has three series of publications related to the following topics:

  1. Grey colour series (Pantone 423 c): books related to the Way of Santiago.
  2. Green colour series (Pantone 397 c): European issues.
  3. Blue colour series (Pantone 5415 c): books related to the Compostela Prize.

All universities members of the Compostela Group can submit proposals of manuscripts for publication to be included in series 1 and 2. The different proposals will be sent to referees and, after receiving the corresponding report by the reviewer, considered for publication by the Editorial Board. The final decision for publication will be made by the Executive Committee, according to budget criteria.


The languages of the manuscripts for publication must be the official languages of the Group: Spanish, French or English. The Group could discuss the possibility of publishing their series in bilingual editions, both in the original language of the work and its translation into one of the official languages of the Group. In this way, we could try to differenciate our publications from the rest of the series of scientific books in the market, helping the publication of these kind of books in some languages and at the same time we would be faithful to one of the main worries of the Group, the interest for minority languages in Europe.


Submission of a manuscript requires the assurance that it is an original work in its final version which has not been published previously and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. Otherwise it should be clearly explained.

The complete text will be submitted to the Secretariat of the Group in RTF format, together with a short precis of the book for publicity in the Compostela Group webpage. The text can also be submitted as an attachment by e-mail in RTF format.

The final version of the text will have the following sections:


General index

The chapters or sections must coincide strictly with those of the book. The use of the numerical structure (1, 1.2, 1.2.1, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, etc) is advisable.

Series editor’s preface

Short text writen by editor/director of the Collection.


Written by the author/s or editor/s of the book. The acknowledgements if there are many, should be included at the end of this section.

Main chapters


Only in case the book requires the reproduction of specific documents.

Subject index or author’s index

Only if the author/s or editor/s consider them convenient.

Bibliographical references

  1. If required, there could be two different Prefaces, one by a well known personality related to the topic who has accepted to write it; and the other one by the series editor.

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The quotations of texts must be included in the main text between quotation marks.

In case of long quotations (over three lines), it is convenient to copy them in a smaller font size (if you use font size 12, quotations should be in 11), without quotation marks or italics in a new paragraph indenting the text 1 cm.

If part of the text of the quotations is omitted, it must be marked with dots between square brackets: […].

Square brackets must also be used when comments by the author of the book/chapter are included in the quotation.

The quotations must be preceded by a shortened bibliographic reference (author, year, pages), as explained in section 5.


    Notes must be indicated in the main text by Arabic numbers, superscript or between parenthesis.

    Footnotes or endnotes must be used only for additional comments by the author, bibliographical references will be listed in a separate section at the end of the book ir chapter.

    Shorted bibliographical references

    In the bibliographical references included in the main text should only be included: the surname of the author, if it has not been mentioned in the text, in small letters, year of edition and, if required, the pages of the book related to the topic the text is dealing with, since the complete data will be in the bibliographical reference list at the end of the book or chapter.

    Psychologists speak of «secondary control» (Fischer and Wiswede, 1997).

    As Brehm asserts in his reactance theory (1966ª)…

    The latin abbreviations loc., cit., op., curs., ibidem… should be avoided.


    Bibliography must be listed at the end of the book or optionally at the end of each chapter. It must be ordered alphabetically by authors and follow these criteria:


    Petty, R.E y J.I. Cacioppo, (1981) Attitudes and Persuasion: classic and contemporary approaches, Iowa, Dubuque.

    Articles in journals and newspapers

    Nadin, M. (1984) . «On the meaning of the visual», Semiótica, 52, 20-28.

    Burgess, A. (1990). «La hoguera de la novela», El País, 25 February, 1-2.

    Sections, chapters, of a collective book

    Van de Ven, A. (1992). «Longitudinal methods for studying the process for entrepeneurship». En D.L. Sexton y J.D. Kasarda (eds.), The state of the art of entrepreneurship. Boston: pws-Kent.

    Edin, P.A. y B. Holmlund (1995). «The Swedish wage structure: The rise and fall of solidarity wage-policy.» En R.B. Freeman y L.F. Katz (eds.), Differences and Changes in Wage Structures. Chicago: University of Chicago Press y National Bureau of Economic Research, 307-343.

    System for the layout and printing of the Compostela Group of Universities publications.

    The original submitted for publication should be sent in RTF format to the Secretariat of the Compostela Group, who will be responsible for the creation of an accessible version through a webpage (HTML format). The address of this page will only be known by the members of the publications committee, who will be responsible for the text revision and the report redaction.

    The report should be submitted to the Executive Committee by the Publications committee coordinator. The Executive Committee will make the final decision according to budget criteria.

    The Secretariat will start the publication process. The Secretariat will be in charge of the communication between publishers/authors.

    Layout. This process must be completed, at least during the first five Compostela Group publications, by the same persons, in order to secure same visual and graphic criteria. After the layout, author will receive a PDF version of the document for the revision and correction of the contents.

    Once the version is corrected, the filming process from the PDF file will start, making colour and format tests. Once these tests made, the book will be ready for printing, and this last step could be made at the place considered convenient by the Executive Committee according to economic rerasons. Delivery and distribution expenses of the printed book should be taken on account for this decision.

    Once the book is printed, it will be at the disposal of the scientific community through the distribution/ sale through the webpage and in different formats, PDF, HTML or paper.

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