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A study of medieval cases of bi- or tri-confessional worship of the same site, bolstered by insights from anthropological observations of such present-day worship, leads to the conclusion that the term “shared sacred spaces” does not do justice to the phenomena under consideration. They are more...
Mount Sinai had already been a site of the veneration of Moses for two centuries when Emperor Justinian founded a monastery on the site of the Burning Bush in the sixth century. Subsequently the site attracted worship from Muslims as well as Christians after the Arab conquest of Sinai, but...
This article traces the attitudes expressed in papal crusade calls from 1095–1234 towards shared sacred space in the Holy Land which had a significant impact on thinking in the West and primed crusaders travelling to the East. The papacy’s conception of sacred space was one-dimensional,...
This article examines the history of a small Greek church on the island of Corfu and attempts to explain how it grew into an important pilgrimage shrine for Latin pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem. It also reviews the legends, miracle stories and devotional practices that developed around the...
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