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year: 2023
isbn: 9789042949041
e-isbn: 9789042949058
pages: VI-380 p.
Projections of Jerusalem in Europe

The centrality of Jerusalem in Christian spirituality has been expressed in a spectrum of material and visual manifestations since biblical times. The present volume is a collection of studies centered on Jerusalem’s physical presence in Europe, manifested through architecturally defined, spatial representations of the city’s various sacred sites and monuments in Italy, Germany, England, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia and the Czech Republic. The essays analyze representations of Jerusalem by situating them within their urban and monastic milieus, tracking literary descriptions, and reconstructing the historical circumstances that impacted their creation and use. The prologue and epilogue contextualize the architectural translations of Jerusalem within wider discussions on film, photography, the cult of relics, and tourism, as well as physical and imagined pilgrimage. This collection of studies is related to Bianca Kühnel’s Jerusalem Icons in the European Space, published by Peeters in its Art & Religion series, 12.