The Holy Land in Observant Franciscan Texts

A paraître :

Marianne P. Ritsema van Eck,

The Holy Land in Observant Franciscan Texts (c. 1480–1650)

Theology, Travel, and Territoriality

Brill, 2019, coll.The Medieval Franciscans, 17.

Présentation : In The Holy Land in Observant Franciscan Texts (c. 1480–1650) Marianne Ritsema van Eck analyses the development of the complex Observant Franciscan engagement with the Holy Land during the early modern period. During these eventful centuries friars of the Franciscan establishment in Jerusalem increasingly sought to cultivate strong ideological ties between themselves and the Holy Land, participating actively in contemporary literatures of geographia sacra and Levantine pilgrimage and travel. It becomes clear how the friars constructed a collective memory using the ideological canon of their order – featuring Bonaventurian theology, marvels of the east, cartography, apocalyptic visions of history, calls for Crusade, and finally a pilgrimage- possessio of the Holy Land by Francis.

Table des matières:

Acknowledgements
Note on Transcriptions, Orthography, and Documentation
List of Figures

Franciscan Holy Land writing: Themes and Approaches

Social, Memorial, and Sacred Space
The “Holy” Land
Franciscan Holy Land Territoriality
Paul Walther von Guglingen and his Treatise
Synopsis

Situating the Sacred Centre in an Observant Franciscan Cosmos
Guglingen Sets the Scene
Jerusalem as the Sacred Middle Point of Bonaventure’s Metaphysical Circle
The Sacred Centre in later Franciscan Holy Land Writing
Marvels as Vestiges of the Sacred Centre
Conclusion

Holy Places, Sacred Travel
The Survival of Holy Land Pilgrimage
The Main Attraction or a Moot Point: Sacred Space
“Why do Protestants go on Holy Land pilgrimage?”: The Franciscan Perspective
Pilgrims between Curiosity and Devotion
Advising Pilgrims: Franciscan voyages to the Levant
Conclusion

St Francis and the Holy Land in the Fifteenth Century
Guglingen’s history of Jerusalem
Franciscan Expectations for the Future of the Holy Land
Guglingen’s call for Crusade
Late Medieval Franciscan Crusade projects and their Patrons
St Francis in the Holy Land
Conclusion

St Francis’ Possessio of the Holy Land in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Competing with Jesuits, Capuchins, and Greeks in early Ottoman Jerusalem
Territorial Franciscan Holy Land writing in the Seventeenth Century
Francesco Quaresmio’s Simulacrum of the Holy Land
Francis’ pilgrimage-possessio of the Holy LandProphecy, Conformity, and Apocalypticism
Conclusion

Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

 


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