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
     
 

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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

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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 centres at home. This book brings together social, political, and religious themes often considered in isolation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191520600
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
03/17/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

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

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