Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Hardcover | May 26, 2012

EditorLucy Donkin, Hanna Vorholt

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Jerusalem was the object of intense study and devotion throughout the Middle Ages. This collection of essays illuminates ways in which the city was represented by Christians in Western Europe, c. 700-1500. Focusing on maps in manuscripts and early printed books, it also considers views andarchitectural replicas, and treats depictions of the Temple and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre alongside those of Jerusalem as a whole. Authors draw on new research and a range of disciplinary perspectives to show how such depictions responded to developments in the West, as well as to theshifting political circumstances of Jerusalem and its wider region.One central theme is the relationship between text, image, and manuscript context, including discussion of images as scriptural exegesis and the place of schematic diagrams and plans in the presentation of knowledge. Another is the impact of trends in learning, such as the reception of Jewishscholarship, the move from monastic to university education, and the creation of yet wider audiences through mendicant preaching and the development of printing. The volume also examines the role of changing liturgical and devotional practices, including imagined pilgrimage and the mapping ofJerusalem onto European cities and local landscapes. Finally, it seeks to elucidate how two- and three-dimensional representations of the city both resulted from and prompted processes of mental visualisation. In this way, the volume is conceived as a contribution to manuscript studies, the historyof cartography, visual studies, and the history of ideas.

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Jerusalem was the object of intense study and devotion throughout the Middle Ages. This collection of essays illuminates ways in which the city was represented by Christians in Western Europe, c. 700-1500. Focusing on maps in manuscripts and early printed books, it also considers views andarchitectural replicas, and treats depictions o...

Lucy Donkin is a University Lecturer at the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge. She received her MA and PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and has held a Rome Scholarship at the British School at Rome, an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, and a Brit...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:May 26, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionExhibitionThomas O'Loughlin: Adomnan's Plans in the Context of his Imagining 'the Most Famous City'Catherine Delano-Smith: The Exegetical Jerusalem: Maps and Plans for Ezekiel Chapters 40-48Lesley Smith: The Imaginary Jerusalem of Nicholas of LyraMary Carruthers: The 'Pictures' of Jerusalem in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 156Andrea Worm: 'Ista est Jerusalem'. Intertextuality and Visual Exegesis in the Representation of Jerusalem in Peter of Poitiers' Compendium Historiae in Genealogia Christi and Werner Rolevinck's Fasciculus Temporum Hanna Vorholt: Studying with maps: Jerusalem and the Holy Land in two thirteenth century manuscriptsEvelyn Edson: Jerusalem under Siege: Marino Sanudo's Map of the Water Supply, 1320Kathryn Rudy: An Illuminated English Guide to Pilgrimage in the Holy Land: Oxford, Queen's College, MS 357Bianca Kuhnel: Virtual Pilgrimages to Real Places: the Holy Landscapes