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Palestine in Late Antiquity$
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Hagith Sivan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199284177

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.001.0001

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Jerusalem: The Contrasting Eyes of Beholders

Jerusalem: The Contrasting Eyes of Beholders

(p.187) 5 Jerusalem: The Contrasting Eyes of Beholders
Palestine in Late Antiquity

Hagith Sivan (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the contrasting imperial visions regarding Jerusalem. Topics discussed include the appropriation of Jerusalem in late antiquity; Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem's depiction of Jerusalem as a genealogy of the cross and not of Constantine; emperor Julian's vision to alter the Jerusalemite landscape by reviving its Jewish roots, euergetism of aristocratic and imperial women in Jerusalem, emperor Justinian's Jerusalem, and literature that emerged in the wake of political changes at the dawn of the 7th century.

Keywords:   Christianity, Jerusalem, late antiquity, Cyril, Julian, Justinian

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