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Open Access 6 Translations of the Sacred City between Jerusalem and Rome

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6 Translations of the Sacred City between Jerusalem and Rome

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This chapter talks about the visual and material means to link Jerusalem or ideas of Jerusalem to the physical city of Rome in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Buildings, opography, iconography and liturgy in Christian Rome comprised various images and reflections of Jerusalem. The chapter concentrates on the most conspicuous and consistent examples of references to the earthly Jerusalem, which represent a variety of 'media', including relics, visual representations, locations and ceremonies. These quotations or allusions also refer to the Heavenly Jerusalem, but this level of interpretation needs no inclusion in the present argument. The discussion starts in Constantinian times and ends in the period of the overwhelming increase of ideas about, and memories of, Jerusalem produced all over Western Europe as a result of the Crusades. For obvious reasons, the Roman Church which is itself called 'Jerusalem', Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, claims a central role in the discussion.

Keywords: Crusades; Jerusalem; Rome; Santa Croce



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