Writing the Holy Land

The Franciscans of Mount Zion and the Construction of a Cultural Memory, 1300-1550
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 21. Dezember 2020
 
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  • Hardcover
978-3-030-52773-0 (ISBN)
 

The book shows how the Franciscans in Jerusalem in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries wrote works which standardized the cultural memory of the Holy Land. The experience of the late medieval Holy Land was deeply connected to the presence of the Franciscans of the Convent of Mount Zion in Jerusalem, who welcomed and guided pilgrims. This book analyzes this work of construction of a shared memory based on the continuous availability of these texts in the Franciscan library of Mount Zion, where these texts were changed and adapted to respond to new historical contexts. It shows how the representation of the Holy Land developed by the Franciscans in these centuries as they elaborated on the history described different religious groups and the geography of the region. This book reveals how this representation was shared among pilgrims in the library of Mount Zion itself and beyond.

1st ed. 2020
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 5 farbige Tabellen, 5 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 5 Tables, color; 5 Illustrations, color; Approx. 300 p. 5 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 21 cm
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  • Breite: 14.8 cm
978-3-030-52773-0 (9783030527730)
10.1007/978-3-030-52774-7
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Michele Campopiano is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of York, UK. He has participated in a number of international projects and held several grants, including a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.


Table of Contents:

Dedication

Preface

Acknowledgments

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

List of Figures

Chapter I

Introduction: Writing the Holy Land

Chapter II

The Franciscan Holy Land

Chapter III

The Convent of Mount Zion and Book Production and Circulation

Chapter IV

Early Franciscan Descriptions and Maps of the Holy Land

Chapter V

Franciscan Compilations, Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Composite Volumes on the Holy Land

Chapter VI

Franciscan Descriptions of the Holy Land in the Fifteenth Century

Chapter VII

Between the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Chapter VIII

The Lists of Holy Places and Indulgences (indulgenziarii) and their Diffusion

Chapter IX

Franciscan Texts and Late Pilgrimage Accounts

Chapter X

Conclusions: Loss, Trauma, Recovery

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

The book shows how the Franciscans in Jerusalem in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries wrote works which standardized the cultural memory of the Holy Land. The experience of the late medieval Holy Land was deeply connected to the presence of the Franciscans of the Convent of Mount Zion in Jerusalem, who welcomed and guided pilgrims. This book analyzes this work of construction of a shared memory based on the continuous availability of these texts in the Franciscan library of Mount Zion, where these texts were changed and adapted to respond to new historical contexts. It shows how the representation of the Holy Land developed by the Franciscans in these centuries as they elaborated on the history described different religious groups and the geography of the region. This book reveals how this representation was shared among pilgrims in the library of Mount Zion itself and beyond.

Michele Campopiano is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of York, UK. He has participated in a number of international projects and held several grants, including a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.

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