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L’église abbatiale d’Alet, évocation du Saint-Sépulcre

André Bonnery

The Abbey Church of Alet, France, erected in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, used to own a fragment of the Holy Cross which was a gift from the founder of the Abbey, the count Bera, cousin of the Emperor Charlemagne. Its architecture seems to have been designed by the monks in order to organize the religious veneration of this relic. The eastern part of the Church of Alet shows a unique feature not found in any of the other pilgrimage churches. It consists of a sole apse whose reduced dimensions do not fit with the rest of the church, since there are no ambulatories or radiating apsidal chapels. One can thus regard the apse as an evocation of the Anastasis. The confluence between the sanctuary and the nave may be viewed in connection with the plan of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem as reconstructed by the Crusaders in the twelfth century. The Abbey Church of Alet is a new witness to the relations between Jerusalem, the West, and the Holy Places of the Near East.


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Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500

Edited by Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner, and Bianca Kühnel.

Natural Materials of the Hole Land and the Visual Traslation of Place, 500-1500, focuses on the unique ways that natural materials carry the spirit of place. Since early christianity, wood, earth, water and stone were taken from loca sancta to signify them elswhere. Academic discourses has indiscriminately grouped material tokens from holy places and their containers with architectural and topographical emulations, two-dimensional images and bodily relics, However, unlike textual or visual representations, natural materials do not describe or interpret the Holy Land; they are part of it. Tangible and timeless, they realize the meaning of their place of origin in nwe locations.

Published by Routledge, New York, 2017.

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The Holy Sepulchre Near Home: Pilgrims at San Girolamo, Reggio Emilia and at Santo Stefano, Bologna, Emilia Region, Italy

Maria Cristina Rattighieri Johnson

Published by Franciscan Printing Press, Jerusalem, 2016.
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Between Jerusalem and Europe: Essays in Honour of Bianca Kühnel

Edited by Renana Bartal, Tel Aviv University and Hanna Vorholt, University of York
Between Jerusalem and Europe: Essays in Honour of Bianca Kühnel analyses how Jerusalem is translated into the visual and material culture of medieval, early modern and contemporary Europe, and in what ways European encounters with the city have shaped its holy sites. The volume also demonstrates methodological shifts in the study of Jerusalem in Western art by mapping the diversity of concepts that underlie imaginations of the city as an earthly presence and a heavenly realization, as a physical and a mental space, and as a unique location which is multiplied and re-imagined in numerous copies elsewhere.
Contributors:Lily Arad, Pnina Arad, Barbara Baert, Neta B. Bodner, Iris Gerlitz, Anastasia Keshman Wasserman, Katrin Kogman-Appel, Ora Limor, Galit Noga-Banai, Robert Ousterhout, Yamit Rachman-Schrire, Bruno Reudenbach, Alessandro Scafi, Tsafra Siew, and Victor I. Stoichita.

Published by Brill in the series 'Visualising the Middle Ages', no. 11 (2015).

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Visual Constructs of Jerusalem

Edited by Bianca Kühnel, Galit Noga-Banai, Hanna Vorholt
Editorial Board: Nikolas Jaspert, Robert Ousterhout, Bruno Reudenbach , Kathryn M. Rudy, Alessandro Scafi, Gerhard Wolf
Contributors: Kristin B. Aavitsland, Lily Arad, Pnina Arad, Michele Bacci, Barbara Baert, Renana Bartal, Neta Bar-Yoseph Bodner, Kathryne Beebe, Maria E. Dorninger, Evelyn Edson, Jelena Erdeljan, George Gagoshidze, Haim Goren, Milly Heyd, Mat Immerzeel, Nikolas Jaspert, Marcia Kupfer, Milka Levy-Rubin, Alexei Lidov, Ora Limor, Olga Medvedkova, Mati Meyer, Tamila Mgaloblishvili, Rachel Milstein, Márta Nagy, Thomas O’loughlin, Eivor Andersen Oftestad, Robert Ousterhout, Riccardo Pacciani, Milan Pelc, Jordan Pickett, Victor Plahte Tschudi, Bruno Reudenbach, Jay Rubenstein, Rehav Rubin, Conrad Rudolph, Kathryn M. Rudy, Alessandro Scafi, Sarit Shalev-Eyni, Tsafra Siew, Magdalena Tarnowska, Erik Thunø, Marina Vicelja-Matijasic, Laura J. Whatley, Gerhard Wolf, Andrea Worm.
Published by Brepols in the series 'Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages', no. 18 (2014).

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Jerusalem Elsewhere: The German Recensions
Proceedings of the Minerva-Gentner Mobile Symposium, October 2011

The volume presents several case studies of Jerusalem’s translations in Germany as well as theoretical and historical considerations. The papers are based on presentations at different locations: Görlitz, Eichstätt, Nürnberg, Fulda, Wienhausen, Hamburg.
Edited by: Bianca Kühnel and Pnina Arad
Contributors: Anke Blümm, Maria E. Dorninger, Shiri Fridman Waisbard, Simon Hilber, Angelika Konrad-Schineller, Nadine Mai, Anke Naujokat, Galit Noga-Banai, Lotem Pinchover, Johann Schulz, Shimrit Shriki, Marina Vicelja-Matijasic, Franziska Wilcken, Harald Wolter-von dem Knesebeck.

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Walking to “Jerusalem” from Vienna: A Seventeenth-Century Way of the Cross
Neta Bodner

A Way of the Cross from the heart of Vienna to one of its surrounding villages, Hernals, was inaugurated in 1639 to celebrate the victory of the Catholic Church over Protestantism in the area. The paper first considers this pilgrimage path as a product of the Counter-Reformation and then analyzes its later additions and transformations in light of changing political circumstances in Vienna and its hinterland. It reviews the strategies by which Jerusalem was made present in the local landscape, including a Way of the Cross, a Calvary Mount, and a copy of the Sepulchre of Christ. Finally, the paper explores various aspects of commemoration through the pilgrimage experience in this seventeenth-century representation of Jerusalem in Austria.

Neta Bodner is a research fellow in the project SPECTRUM | Visual Translations of Jerusalem at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she is writing her doctoral dissertation on architectural translations of Jerusalem in medieval Pisa.

ISBN: 978-965-91894-1-0

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