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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.

SPECTRUM, 2014.

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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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Upcoming Publications in the SPECTRUM Series

The Abbey Church Saint Marie of Alet: An Evocation of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (SPECTRUM)
André Bonnery
The Abbey Church of Alet, France, erected in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, had had in its possession a fragment of the Holy Cross, a gift from the abbey’s founder, Count Bera, a cousin of Charlemagne. The architecture of the abbey church seems to have been designed by the monks in order to organize the religious veneration of this relic. The nave adopts the plan of the churches constructed for pilgrims on their way to Compostela: it contains two doorways that provide easier entry and exit for the pilgrims, as well as large tribunes on the sides. However, the eastern part of the Church of Alet has nothing comparable to that of the other pilgrimage churches. It consists of a sole apse whose compact dimensions do not match the rest of the church, since there are no ambulatories or radiating apsidal chapels. The apse is an octagon cut on three sides, with a sculpted, antique-like decor. It contains a tomb-shaped niche designed to shelter the precious relic. The paper suggests that the apse be considered as an evocation of Anastasis. The confluence between the sanctuary and the nave should be viewed in connection with the plan of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem as it was reconstructed by the Crusaders in the twelfth-century.

St. Sebald Church and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: Retracing the Path of Jerusalem’s Holy Places in Nuremberg (SPECTRUM)
Maria E. Dorninger
During the Middle Ages pilgrimages to Jerusalem were the object of great veneration in Christian Europe thanks to the status of Jerusalem and the Holy Land as key pilgrimage goals, where sacred and secular history converged and where prophecies would be fulfilled. Despite the danger and expense, many Europeans undertook the voyage to Jerusalem, the centre of the world. Some European cities had a Jerusalem-travel tradition of their own. One such city was Nuremberg. Hans Tucher, a resident of Nuremberg, made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1479 and then wrote a remarkable account of his journey, which he hoped would also serve as a pilgrim travel guide. His valuable report plainly demonstrates the European mental, spiritual and emotional experience of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. It also illustrates how European pilgrims transmitted their knowledge to those who did not make the journey. This paper explores Hans Tucher’s report and his exceptional – in particular mental and rhetorical – approach to Jerusalem, examining it within his literary milieu. His method of memorisation, visualisation and transmission of the holy places to his readers is discussed as well. This analysis shows how Tucher’s narrative surpassed the genres of both straightforward pilgrim accounts and travel guides as well as how it related to the field of virtual pilgrim reports. Also shown is how Tucher created – in his very home town – a Jerusalem available and tangible to his contemporaries.

The Labyrinth as a Device for the Performance of Pilgrimage (SPECTRUM)
Shiri Fridman Waisbard

The Wienhausen Way of the Cross (SPECTRUM)
Lotem Pinchover

The Tomb Aedicule of Narbonne (SPECTRUM)
Shimrit Shriki

Commemoration of Recent Conflicts in Baroque Kalvarienberge (SPECTRUM)
Shimrit Shriki


 

Forthcoming

Bianca Kühnel, Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner (eds.), Projections of Jerusalem in Europe: A Monumental Network (forthcoming).

Kobi Ben-Meir, "Jerusalem in the Studio Yard: Adrian Paci's Via crucis", in: Projections of Jerusalem in Europe: A Monumental Network, Bianca Kühnel, Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner (eds.) (forthcoming).

Laura Slater, "Translating Jerusalem to Anglo-Norman Lordship", in: Projections of Jerusalem in Europe: A Monumental Network, Bianca Kühnel, Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner (eds.) (forthcoming).

Laura Slater, "Imagining Place and Moralising Space: Jerusalem at Medieval Westminister",specail issue of British Art Studies 6 (forthcoming).

Irina Chernetsky, "San Giovanni and the Idea of Florence", in: Projections of Jerusalem in Europe: A Monumental Network, Bianca Kühnel, Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner (eds.) (forthcoming).

Irina Chernetsky, "The Depiction of Florence as Jerusalem in Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise", Artibus et Historiae (forthcoming).

Yamit Rachman-Schrire, "Steintransfer ohne menschliches Zutun: wie der Berg Sinai auf den Berg Zion gelangte", in: Steine. Kulturelle Praktiken des Steintransfers, Monika Wagner and Michael Friedrich (eds.), Berlin: De Gruyter (forthcoming).

 

In Print

Lily Arad, "An Absent Presence: Jerusalem in Montserrat", in: Miscel.lània Litúrgica Catalana (Barcelona: Institut d’Estudis Catalans).

Neta Bodner, "Why are there Two Medieval Copies of the Holy Sepulchre in Pisa? A Comparative Analysis of San Sepolcro and the Baptistery", in: Pisa: The Mechanical City, Gerhard Wolf and Hanna Baader (eds.), Pisa: Edizioni ETS, (forthcoming 2017).

 

2017

Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner and Bianca Kühnel eds., Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, (New York: Routledge, 2017).

Yamit Rachman-Schrire, "Christ's Unction and the Material Realisation of a Stone in Jerusalem", in: Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, (New York: Routledge, 2017), 216-229.

Kobi Ben-Meir, "Susan Hiller's Homages to Joseph Beuys: Mystics, Culy, and Anthropology", in: Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, (New York: Routledge, 2017).

Nadine Mai, "Place and Surface: Golgotha in Late Medieval Bruges", in: Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, (New York: Routledge, 2017).

 

2016

Bianca Kühnel, "Monumental Representations of the Holy Land in the Holy Roman Empire", in: Die Kreuzzugsbewegung im römisch-deutschen Reich (11.-13. Jahrhundert), Nikolas Jaspert and Stefan Tebruck eds. (Sigmaringen: Thorbecke Verlag, 2016), 319-345.

Laura Slater, “Jerusalem Transformed in Post-Reformation England: The Case of the Cliffords and Beamsley Hospital”, Northern History 53/1 (2016), 69-79.

Laura Slater, "Recreating the Judean Hills? English Hermits and the Holy Land", Journal of Medieval History 42/5 (2016), 603-626.

Yamit Rachman-Schrire, "Through the Looking-Glass: Felix Fabri and the Pilgrimage of the Virgin Mary between Mount Sinai and Mount Zion", Zmanim 133-144 (2016), 58-69 [Hebrew].

 

2015

Lily Arad, "Jerusalem in Galicia: From the Navel to the Ends of the Earth", in Between Jerusalem and Europe: Essays in Honour of Bianca Kühnel, in: Renana Bartal and Hanna Vorholt (eds.), Between Jerusalem and Europe: Essays in Honour of Bianca Kühnel, Visualising the Middle Ages, 11 (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 139-151.

Neta Bodner, "Earth from Jerusalem in the Pisan Camposanto’, in:Between Jerusalem and Europe: Essays in Honour of Bianca Kühnel, in: Renana Bartal and Hanna Vorholt (eds.), Between Jerusalem and Europe: Essays in Honour of Bianca Kühnel, Visualising the Middle Ages, 11 (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 74-93.

Anastasia Keshman Wasserman, “The Cross and the Tomb: The Crusader Contribution to Crucifixion Iconography”, in: Renana Bartal and Hanna Vorholt (eds.), Between Jerusalem and Europe: Essays in Honour of Bianca Kühnel, Visualising the Middle Ages, 11 (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 13-33.

Yamit Rachman-Scrire, “Sinai Stones on Mount Zion: Mary’s Pilgrimage in Jerusalem”, in: Renana Bartal and Hanna Vorholt (eds.), Between Jerusalem and Europe: Essays in Honour of Bianca Kühnel, Visualising the Middle Ages, 11 (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 57-73.

Yamit Rachman-Scrire, “The Rock of Golgotha in Jerusalem and Western Imagination,” in: Hans Aurenhammer and Daniela Bohde (eds.), Räume der Passion: Raumvisionen, Erinnerungsorte und Topographien des Leidens Christi in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, Vestigia Bibliae - Jahrbuch des Deutschen Bibel-Archivs (Hamburg: Peter Lang, 2015), 29-48.

Tsafra Siew, "Translations of the Jerusalem Pilgrimage Route at the Holy Mountains of Varallo and San Vivaldo" 
in: Renana Bartal and Hanna Vorholt (eds.), Between Jerusalem and Europe: Essays in Honour of Bianca Kühnel, Visualising the Middle Ages, 11 (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 113-132.

 

2014

Bianca Kühnel, Galit Noga-Banai and Hanna Vorholt (eds.), Visual Constructs of Jerusalem, (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2014).

Bianca Kühnel, “Monumental Representations of the Holy Land in the Holy Roman Empire”, in: Stefan Tebruck and Nicolas Jaspert (eds.), Die Kreuzzugsbewegung im römisch-deutschen Reich (11.-13. Jahrhundert), (Sigmaringen: Jan Thorbecke Verlag, 2014).

Michele Bacci, Carola Jäggi, Bianca Kühnel, Rafal Quirini-Poplawski, Avinoam Shalem et Gerhard Wolf, „Qu’est-ce que l’espace méditeranéen au Moyen Âge?“, Perspective 2 (2014), 271-292.

Bianca Kühnel, "Fiktion und Treue zum Original: europäische Jerusalementwürfe", in: Utopie, Fiktion, Planung – Stadtentwürfe zwischen Antike und Früher Neuzeit, ed. H. Dietl, W.Schöller and D. Steuernagel (Studien-Reihe des Forums Mittelalter, 9) (Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 2014), 175-196.

Neta Bodner, The Pilgrimage Path from Stephansdom to Hernals: Walking to ‘Jerusalem’ from Vienna (Jerusalem: SPECTRUM, 2014).

Lily Arad, "A (Hi)story of Jerusalem: Memories and Images in the Austro-Hungarian Empire", in: Bianca Kühnel, Galit Noga-Banai, and Hanna Vorholt (eds.), Visual Constructs of Jerusalem, Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages Series (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014), 139-152.

Neta Bodner, "The Baptistery of Pisa and the Rotunda of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem – a re-consideration", in: Bianca Kühnel, Galit Noga-Banai, and Hanna Vorholt (eds.), Visual Constructs of Jerusalem, Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages Series (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014), 95-105.

Tsafra Siew, "Pilgrimage Experience: Bridging Size and Medium", ", in: Bianca Kühnel, Galit Noga-Banai, and Hanna Vorholt (eds.), Visual Constructs of Jerusalem, Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages Series (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014), 83-93.

Laura Slater, “Finding Jerusalem in Medieval Pontefract”, Northern History 51/2 (2014), 211-220.

Renana Bartal, "Repetition, Opposition and Invention in an Illuminated Meditationes Vitae Christi", Gesta 53/2 (2014), 155-174.

Renana Bartal, "Ducitur et Reducitur: Passion Devotion and Mental Motion in an Illuminated Meditationis Vitae Christi Manuscript", in: Visual Constructs of Jerusalem, Bianca Kühnel, Galit Noga-Banai and Hanna Vorholt (eds.), (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2014), 369-380.

 

2013

Bianca Kühnel, "Migrations of a Building: The Dome of the Rock in Jewish Synagogue Architecture", in: Manuela De Giorgi, Annette Hoffmann, and Nicola Suthor (eds.), Synergies in Visual Culture. Bildkulturen in Dialog. Festschrift für Gerhard Wolf (Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2013), 123-138.

Pnina Arad, "Unpublished Map of the Holy Land: Venice, Biblioteca Marciana, MS Lat. X 116 (=3783)", Imago Mundi 65/1 (2013), 80-86.

 

2012

Bianca Kühnel and Pnina Arad (eds.), Jerusalem Elsewhere: The German Recensions (Proceedings of the Minerva-Gentner Mobile Symposium, Jerusalem: Spectrum Series, 2012)


The Crown of Jerusalem: Franz Joseph's Dream of an Ideal Empire (SPECTRUM)
Lily Arad
A unique mosaic in the chapel of the Austro-Hungarian Hospice in Jerusalem portrays Emperor and Apostolic King Franz Joseph I showing the Holy City, which crowns the high hills at the horizon, to Crusaders and Peaceful Pilgrims who follow him. The haloed image of the city cloaked in the white light of the rising sun sheds its aura of holiness on the monarch, evoking its perception both as eternal heavenly city and as earthly one, object of contest between the many aspirants to its rule. This book aims at a better understanding of the ways in which social groups, chroniclers, historians and artists construct images and narratives of a space. It discusses this particular image in the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem in relation to other, similarly sophisticated representations in Europe. These images are considered as expressions of the significance conferred on the Holy City by the European powers, within the national and European realities of the time, defined by conflicting political interests fed by growing nationalism, imperialism, colonialism and Orientalism.
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Lily Arad teaches History of the Visual Arts in the Land of Israel, past and present, and participates in the research project SPECTRUM | Visual Translations of Jerusalem at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
ISBN: 978-965-91894-0-3
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Lily Arad, "An Absent Presence: Jerusalem in Montserrat", Miscellània Litúrgica Catalana 20 (2012), 435-382 (Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona).

Pnina Arad, "Pilgrimage, Cartography and Devotion: William Wey’s Map of the Holy Land", Viator 43/1 (2012), 301-322.

Pnina Arad, "Mapping Divinity: Holy Landscape in Maps of the Holy Land", in: G. Wolf and A. Hoffmann, eds., Jerusalem as Narrative Space (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 263-276.

Anastasia Keshman, "Night Flight to Jerusalem: A Narrative for a Far-Away Holy Place", in: G. Wolf and A. Hoffmann, eds., Jerusalem as Narrative Space (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 477-494.

Bianca Kühnel, "Virtual Pilgrimages to Real Places: the Holy Landscapes", in: L. Donkin and H. Vorholt, eds., Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West [Proceedings of the British Academy 175] (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2012), 243-264.

Bianca Kühnel, "Jerusalem between Narrative and Iconic", in: G. Wolf and A. Hoffmann, eds., Jerusalem as Narrative Space (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 105-123.

Yamit Rachman-Schrire, "Evagatorium in Terrae Sanctae [...]: Stones Telling the Story of Jerusalem", in: G. Wolf and A. Hoffmann, eds., Jerusalem as Narrative Space (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 353-366.

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Hanna Vorholt and Lucy Donkin (eds.), Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West [Proceedings of the British Academy 175] (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2012).

Hanna Vorholt, "Studying with maps: Jerusalem and the Holy Land in two thirteenth century manuscripts", in:L. Donkin and H. Vorholt, eds., Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West [Proceedings of the British Academy175] (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2012), 163-199.

 

2011

Neta Bar-Yoseph Bodner, The Kreuzweg of Vienna: Local History and Universal Salvation’ in : From the Industrial Revolution to World War II in East Central Europe , Europa Orientalis , vol.12 Marija Wakounig and Karlo Ruzicic-Kessler eds. (Vienna: Universität Wien, 2011), 225-239.

Bianca Kühnel, 'The Holy Land Elsewhere', in: Yitzhak Hen and Iris Shagrir, eds., Ut Videat et Contingat: Essays on Pilgrimage and Sacred Space in Honour of Ora Limor, (Raanana: Open University Press, 2011), 266-249 [Hebrew].

2010

Neta Bar-Yoseph Bodner, "Transcending Geography: the Architectural Transportation of Sanctity from the Holy Land to the Home Land", in: B. Drechsel and C. Leggewie eds., United in Visual Diversity. Images and Counter-Images of Europe (Innsbruck, 2010) 238-249.

Bianca Kühnel, "‘Productive Destruction: the Holy Sepulchre after 1009"‘, in: R. J. Lilie, ed., Konfliktbewältigung vor 1000 Jahren: Die Zerstörung der Grabeskirche in Jerusalem im Jahre 1009 (Berlin: Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2010) 33-56.

2009

Pnina Arad, "The Proskynetarion from the Monastery of the Holy Cross and the Map of the Holy Land", Eastern Christian Art 6 (2009):1-5.

Hanna Vorholt, "Touching the Tomb of Christ: Notes on a Twelfth-Century Map of Jerusalem from Winchcombe, Gloucestershire", Imago Mundi 61/2 (2009), 244-255.

2007

Lily Arad, "The Holy Land Ampulla of Sant Pere de Casserres – A Liturgical and Art-historical Interpretation", Miscel.lània Litúrgica Catalana 15 (2007), 59-86.