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Published: 12 July 2018

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780190874650

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Sacred Stimulus

Jerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Galit Noga-Banai

Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity

  • Examines the effect Jerusalem had on the formulation of Christian art in Rome during the fourth and fifth centuries
  • Considers the role of earthly Jerusalem as a conception that Rome used, or had to take into account, in constructing its own new Christian ideological and cultural topography of the past
  • Uses visual data as a medium to explore holy sites and foundational myths of Rome
  • Features over 60 high-quality images in both black-and-white and full color