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

Colin Morris


The tomb of Christ at Jerusalem used to be an important effect within the making of Western Europe. Pilgrimage there prompted the improvement of society and its constructions. the need to "bring the Sepulchre to the West" in copies or memorials formed paintings and faith, whereas the ambition to manage Christ's tomb used to be a principal aim of the crusades. Western Europe answered to the lack of Jerusalem by way of making a new pilgrimage to the East, by means of making kingdoms "holy lands" for his or her topics, and by means of developing new pilgrim facilities at domestic. This booklet brings jointly social, political, and spiritual issues frequently thought of in isolation.

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