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

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

by Colin Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198269285

ISBN-13: 9780198269281

Pub. Date: 06/02/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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 control Christ's tomb was a central objective of the crusades. Western Europe…  See more details below

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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 control Christ'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 centers at home. This book brings together social, political, and religious themes often considered in isolation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198269281
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/02/2005
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Beginnings, to 3251
2Consequences of Constantine, 325-35016
3Dissemination : the spread of interest in Western Europe, 350-60041
4The Frankish kingdoms and the Carolingians, 600-100090
5Towards the First Crusade134
6Latin Jerusalem, 1099-1187180
7Christendom refashioned219
8Failure and endeavour, 1187-1291254
9The 'great pilgrimage' in the later Middle Ages, 1291-1530295
10Sepulchres and calvaries, 1291-1530328
11The end of the pilgrimage, 1530-1630363

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