Imagining The Holy Land : Maps , Models , and Fantasy Travels . / Burke O. Long

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رقم التسجيلة 734
نوع المادة book
الموقع الالكتروني http://tinyurl.com/3ohgdmm
ردمك 0253341361
رقم الطلب

E169.Z83L657

شخص Long, Burke O

العنوان Imagining The Holy Land : Maps , Models , and Fantasy Travels . / Burke O. Long
بيانات النشر Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2003.
الوصف المادي 258 p ; ill,5maps,b&w,hbk
ملاحظات

- Includes bibliographical references and index - Includes 53 illustrations including 5 maps, in black-and-white

المستخلص

The photographs, maps, travelers' accounts, and physical reconstructions that are the subject of this book once fired the popular imagination with fantasies of a place called "the Holy Land." It was a singular space of religious imagining, multilayered and charged with symbolism. As Burke O. Long shows, there are many holy lands, and they have been visualized in many ways since the 19th century. At the Chautauqua Institute in New York, visitors could walk down Palestine Avenue to "Palestine" and a model of Jerusalem, or along North Avenue to a scale model of the "Jewish Tabernacle." At the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904, a replica of Ottoman Jerusalem covered 11 acres, while 300 miles to the southeast a seven-story-high Christ of the Ozarks stood above a modern re-creation of the Holy Land set in the Arkansas hills. For home viewing, there were tours of the Holy Land via stereoscopic photographs, books such as Picturesque Palestine, and numerous accounts by travelers whose visions of the Holy Land shaped and were shaped by American forms of Christianity and Judaism.

المواضيع Chautauqua Institution
American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem - Faculty - Attitudes
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
Stereoscopic views - Palestine - History
Palestine - In popular culture
Palestine - Foreign public opinion, American
Palestine - Maps - History