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Aspects of knowledgePreserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages$
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Marilina Cesario and Hugh Magennis

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780719097843

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.001.0001

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Seeing Jerusalem: schematic views of the Holy City, 1100–1300

Seeing Jerusalem: schematic views of the Holy City, 1100–1300

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(p.116) 5 Seeing Jerusalem: schematic views of the Holy City, 1100–1300
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Aspects of knowledge
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Suzanne Conklin Akbari

Asa Simon Mittman

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0006

This chapter, by Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Asa Simon Mittman, addresses the subject of cartography and medieval perceptions of geographical space, specifically in relation to Jerusalem. The chapter pays particularly attention to the map of the city in a manuscript from twelfth-century Flanders, doing so in the context of an overview of medieval map-making which stresses the symbolic function of maps within a Christian view of the physical world, with Jerusalem the ideal city at its centre. For the composer of the map examined here, however, Jerusalem is not just an ideal, but a real city. Thus theological understanding is strikingly combined with the practical knowledge.

Keywords:   Cartography, Geography, Practice, Theology, Jerusalem

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