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Sacred Stimulus: Jerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Galit Noga-Banai


This book is about the effect Jerusalem had on the formulation of Christian art in Rome during the fourth and fifth centuries. It deals with the visual Christianization of Rome from an almost neglected perspective: not in comparison to pagan art in Rome, not as reflecting the struggle with the emergence of New Rome in the East (Constantinople)—topics that have both been studied extensively—but rather as visual expressions of the idea of Jerusalem and its holy sites. Contesting the ownership of the historical events and their mythical venues, Rome, as suggested in Sacred Stimulus, constructed i ... More

Keywords: Arch of Titus, S. Croce in Jerusalemme, Traditio Legis, Dominus legem dat, Passion sarcophagi, Catacomb of Villa Torlonia, Crossing of the Red Sea sarcophagi, Bethesda sarcophagi, Cyril of Jerusalem, Pope Damasus, Basilica Apostolorum, Concordia Apostolorum, St. Peter and St. Paul, S. Paolo fuori le mura, S. Stefano Rotondo, S. Maria Maggiore, S. Pudenziana, S. Costanza, Apparition of the Cross, casket from Samagher, Sancta Sanctorum, Christogram

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190874650
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190874650.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Galit Noga-Banai, author
History of Art Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem