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Medieval allegory and the building of the new Jerusalem / Ann R. Meyer.

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Subject: Église abbatiale de Saint-Denis (Saint-Denis, France)
Pearl (Middle English poem)
Église abbatiale de Saint-Denis (Saint-Denis, France)
Pearl (Middle English poem)
Jerusalem > In Christianity > History of doctrines > Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Architecture, Medieval.
Allegory.
Chantries.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1846151163
  • ISBN: 9781846151163
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 214 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; D.S. Brewer, 2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-202) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Philosophical and Theological Foundations -- Foundations I: Plotinus' Screen of Beauty -- Foundations II: Augustine's City of God -- Liturgy and Architecture -- Liturgy at St.-Denis and the Apocalyptic Eschatology of High Gothic -- The Chantry Movement: An Intimate Art of the Medieval New Jerusalem -- Poetry -- Taking Allegory Seriously: Ornament as Invitation in Pearl -- 'Pe nwe cyte o Jerusalem": Pearl as Medieval Architecture.
Summary: This book investigates the concept of the New Jerusalem, the City of God, as an architectural ideal during the middle ages, and the way in which it is represented allegorically in patristic writings, liturgy, building, and later literature. The author begins by examining its conceptual foundations in such sources as the Hebrew Bible, Bede's exegesis, the religious philosophy of Plotinus, and Augustine's theology.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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