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Local Cults and their Integration into Bethlehem's Sacred Landscape in the Late Medieval and Modern Periods

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  • Bethlehem. A Sociocultural History / Rāḥib, Mitrī. - Diyar Publishers. - 2020, p. 25-40
English The paper is a post-print version of an article originally published in Mitri Raheb (ed.), "Bethlehem. A Sociocultural History", Bethlehem: Diyar Publishers, 2020, p. 25-40, though without the illustrations presented here. It analyses the dynamics by which the kinetic dimension of pilgrimage contributed to invest the landscape associated with the way leading from Jerusalem to Bethlehem with new meanings and a number of secondary spots deemed to be associated with various episodes of Biblical history. The latter include the terebynth of Mary, the cistern of the Magi, the house of Prophet Habakkuk, the field of the stone chickpeas ("Jrun el-hummus"), Rachel's tombs and the cisterns of David. Their complex history is investigated relying on evidence provided by Late Medieval and early Modern travelogues.
Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Département d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie
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Art history
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