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Chosen Places: Constructing New Jerusalems in Slavia Orthodoxa.


Chosen Places: Constructing New Jerusalems in Slavia Orthodoxa

Jelena Erdeljan



264 pages



East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450; Volume 45


Erdeljan traces specific traits pertaining to New Jerusalems of the Slavic world through examples of selected capital cities of Orthodox Slavic states in the Late Middle Ages: Trnovo, Belgrade, and Moscow. Focusing on structural elements the cities used to construct their images as God-chosen and God-protected places, she inquires into the sacral topography of urban environments, specific traits of public worship, dedications of churches, reliquary programs, the presence and role of miracle-working icons, and the architectural design of individual churches and their painted and sculptural decoration. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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