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Jerusalem, 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven

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'a superb history of the medieval Holy City, a procession of riches beautiful and violent' - The Guardian

Jerusalem, 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven

Medieval Jerusalem was a vibrant international centre and home to multiple cultures, faiths, and languages. Harmonious and dissonant influences from Persian, Turkish, Greek, Syrian, Armenian, Georgian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Indian, and European traditions invested Jerusalem with a key role in shaping the art of the Middle Ages.

Through compelling essays by international and interdisciplinary experts and detailed discussions of more than 200 works of art, this beautiful, authoritative companion book to an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum breaks new ground in exploring the relationship between the historical and the archetypal city of Jerusalem. The book uncovers the ways in which the aesthetic achievements it inspired enhanced and enlivened the medieval world. Patrons and artists from Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions alike focused their attention on the Holy City, endowing and enriching its sacred buildings and creating luxury goods for its residents. Beautiful illustrations featuring new photography complement this unprecedented and compelling story of Jerusalem in the Middle Ages.

  • Author: Barbara Drake Boehm Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Date published: October 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1588395986
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 23.5 cm

'a superb history of the medieval Holy City, a procession of riches beautiful and violent' - The Guardian

'a captivating show displays the visual evidence of a time and place roiled by dozens of ethnic and religious constituencies' - The New Yorker

'Arrows of desire: Jerusalem has been aiming them at the hearts of pilgrims, tourists and potentates for thousands of years. And the complex sensations the stings can deliver — exhilarating, devastating — is what the Metropolitan Museum of Art captures in Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven' - New York Times

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