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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1023: Entangled Shrines of Medieval Jerusalem

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Ran Bar Yaakov, Department of Jewish History, University of Haifa
Moderator/Chair:Lidia Chakovskaya
Paper 1023-aOn the Rivers of Jerusalem: Jerusalem's Topography as a Network of Water Symbols in Late Antique-Early Medieval Pilgrim Accounts
(Language: English)
Lidia Chakovskaya
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Local History, Religious Life
Paper 1023-bThe Growth of a Tradition: Huldah's Grave on the Mount of Olives
(Language: English)
Amichay Schwartz, Department of Israel Heritage, Ariel University, Israel
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Local History
Paper 1023-cGraves, Sin, and Punishment in Eastern Jerusalem: The Kidron Valley as a Network of Sites, Topography, and Traditions
(Language: English)
Ran Bar Yaakov, Department of Jewish History, University of Haifa
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Biblical Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Medieval Jerusalem reflects a network of multi-religion traditions woven into its topography. The inhabitants of Jerusalem, from all religions and faiths, as well as its pilgrims, used stories and traditions in order to give interpretation for the topographical aspects of the city and to the numerous shrines, graves, and monuments of its early past. Those traditions interact with each other, and with the space and view of the city, creating more stories and interpretations. The session will focus on those medieval Jerusalem's multi-religion traditions about space, place, shrines and topography.