City of Caesar, City of God : Constantinople and Jerusalem in late antiquity / edited by Konstantin M. Klein, Johannes Wienand.

  • Berlin : De Gruyter, [2022]
  • ©2022
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When Emperor Constantine triggered the rise of a Christian state, he opened a new chapter in the history of Constantinople and Jerusalem. In the centuries that followed, the two cities were formed and transformed into powerful symbols of Empire and Church. For the first time, this book investigates the increasingly dense and complex net of reciprocal dependencies between the imperial center and the navel of the Christian world. Imperial influence, initiatives by the Church, and projects of individuals turned Constantinople and Jerusalem into important realms of identification and spaces of representation. Distinguished international scholars investigate this fascinating development, focusing on aspects of art, ceremony, religion, ideology, and imperial rule. In enriching our understanding of the entangled history of Constantinople and Jerusalem in Late Antiquity, City of Caesar, City of God illuminates the transition between Antiquity, Byzantium, and the Middle Ages.
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In English.
  • Frontmatter
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • List of Abbreviations
  • List of Contributors
  • Constantinople & Jerusalem in Late Antiquity: Problems – Paradigms – Perspectives
  • Part One: The Centers of a New World Order
  • The Making of the Holy Land in Late Antiquity
  • Always in Second Place: Constantinople as an Imperial and Religious Center in Late Antiquity
  • Part Two: Urban Topographies Connected
  • Delineating the Sacred and the Profane: The Late-Antique Walls of Jerusalem and Constantinople
  • From the City of Caesar to the City of God: Routes, Networks, and Connectivity Between Constantinople and Jerusalem
  • Neighbors of Christ: Saints and their Martyria in Constantinople and Jerusalem
  • A New Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem? The Construction of the Nea Church (531–543) by Emperor Justinian
  • Part Three: The Power of Religion and Empire
  • Eusebius in Jerusalem and Constantinople: Two Cities, Two Speeches
  • Surpassing Solomon: Church-building and Political Discourse in Late Antique Constantinople
  • Palestine at the Periphery of Ecclesiastical Politics? The Bishops of Jerusalem after the Council of Chalcedon
  • Part Four: Jerusalem, Constantinople and the End of Antiquity
  • The Church of St John the Apostle and the End of Antiquity in the New Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem in 630
  • From ‘King Heraclius, Faithful in Christ’ to ‘Allenby of Armageddon’: Christian Reconquistadores Enter the Holy City
  • General Index
  • Names
  • Places
  • Literary Sources
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  • 10.1515/9783110718447
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