A Brief Description of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem and Other Christian Churches in the Holy City: With Some Account of the Mediaeval Copies of the Ho
By: George Jeffery (author)Paperback
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As the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been a centre of pilgrimage since at least the fourth century CE. The church has survived through fire, invasion, neglect and near-destruction. The result of such a turbulent history is an extraordinarily intricate and intriguing building. George Jeffery's 1919 book, compiled from his own meticulous scrutiny of the site, is an in-depth chronicle of the church's amazing history and serves as an informative guide to many of its most interesting details. The book features plans and illustrations of the church's numerous phases of construction, and historical accounts of the building from its earliest origins, as well as descriptions of the nearby Augustinian convent and other holy sites of interest within the walls of Jerusalem. Also included is a comprehensive discussion of the many European copies of the church constructed during the middle ages.
Preface; Part I. History: 1. Primitive Christianity; 2. The Middle Ages; 3. Modern times; Part II. Description of the Monument: 1. Vestiges of antiquity; 2. The church in its present condition; 3. The Augustinian convent; Part III. Lesser Shrines of the Holy City: 1. Churches within the walls; 2. Suburban churches; Part IV. The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Reproduced as a Pilgrim Shrine in Europe: 1. The church of San Stefano, Bologna; 2. Lesser copies of the Holy Sepulchre in different parts of Europe; Chronological tables; Index.
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