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Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Lucy Donkin and Hanna Vorholt


Jerusalem was the object of intense study and devotion throughout the Middle Ages. This book illuminates ways in which the city was represented by Christians in Western Europe, from the 600s the 1500s. Focusing on maps in illuminated manuscripts and early printed books, it also considers views and architectural replicas, and treats depictions of the Temple and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre alongside those of Jerusalem as a whole. The chapters 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 the shi ... More

Keywords: Jerusalem, Middle Ages, maps, illuminated manuscripts, Temple, Holy Sepulchre, biblical exegesis, diagrams, devotional practices, imagined pilgrimage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265048
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Donkin, editor
University of Cambridge

Hanna Vorholt, editor
Warburg Institute, University of London, and Hebrew University, Jerusalem