The Sepulchre of Christ and the Medieval West: From the Beginning to 1600

Paperback | December 13, 2007

byColin Morris

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The tomb of Christ at Jerusalem was a vital influence in the making of Western Europe. Pilgrimage there influenced the development of society and its structures. The desire to 'bring the Sepulchre to the West' in copies or memorials shaped art and religion, while the ambition to controlChrist's tomb was a central objective of the crusades. Western Europe responded to the loss of Jerusalem by creating a new pilgrimage to the East, by making kingdoms 'holy lands' for their subjects, and by creating new pilgrim centres at home. This book brings together social, political, andreligious themes often considered in isolation.

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The tomb of Christ at Jerusalem was a vital influence in the making of Western Europe. Pilgrimage there influenced the development of society and its structures. The desire to 'bring the Sepulchre to the West' in copies or memorials shaped art and religion, while the ambition to controlChrist's tomb was a central objective of the crus...

Colin Morris was formerly Professor of Medieval History at Southampton University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1 inPublished:December 13, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199237662

ISBN - 13:9780199237661

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Table of Contents

1. Beginnings, to 3252. Consequences of Constantine, 325-3503. Dissemination: The Spread of Interest in Western Europe, 350-6004. The Frankish Kingdoms and the Carolingians, 600-10005. Towards the First Crusade6. Latin Jerusalem, 1099-11877. Christendom Refashioned8. Failure and Endeavour9. The Great Pilgrimage in the Late Middle Ages, 1291-153010. Sepulchres and Calvaries in the West, 1291-153011. The End of the Pilgrimage, 1530-1630

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`This is a valuable book. It covers a subject which is central to Christian history and should be read by everyone interested in the holy places and the role in the West of pilgrimage to them.'The Tablet