Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lucy Donkin and Hanna Vorholt

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265048

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM BRITISH ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.britishacademy.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright British Academy, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in BASO for personal use.date: 21 September 2021

Jerusalem under Siege: Marino Sanudo’s Map of the Water Supply, 1320

Jerusalem under Siege: Marino Sanudo’s Map of the Water Supply, 1320

(p.200) (p.201) 7 Jerusalem under Siege: Marino Sanudo’s Map of the Water Supply, 1320
Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Evelyn Edson

British Academy

The map of Jerusalem, which appeared in 1320 in Marino Sanudo's book, Liber secretorum fidelium crucis, has no obvious precursor, though it draws on textual sources from the works of Josephus to the thirteenth-century description of the Holy Land by Burchard of Mt. Sion. Surrounded by an irregular polygon of walls, the city is mapped in a style similar to the other maps in the book, drawn by the sea-chart maker Pietro Vesconte. These maps emphasize the contemporary, physical reality of an area, the Holy Land, often seen through a romantic veil. Sanudo's book was a plea for the revival of the crusading movement and a programme of practical suggestions for its success. Of special interest on the map is the depiction of the city's water resources, important to future Crusaders.

Keywords:   water, Marino Sanudo, Josephus, crusade, crusaders, Pietro Vesconte, maps, Mt. Sion

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.