This paper aims at developing an understanding of the imperial palace in Late Antiquity by focussing on the written sources. The image of the palace, which appears only in a few scattered passages, seems closely connected to the image of the heavenly kingdom of God, the heavenly Jerusalem. As we will see, descriptions of the heavenly Jerusalem are of capital importance to our understanding of the conception of the palace of the Eastern Roman emperors and of its appearance. The palace was a real place on earth that was none-theless strongly reminiscent of an ideal place, in its architecture and décor, as well as in the ceremonies that were performed inside it. pp. 78-102 (101-102: Abstract in Russian)

Imperial Palaces and Heavenly Jerusalems: Real and Ideal Palaces in Late Antiquity

CARILE, MARIA CRISTINA
2009

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This paper aims at developing an understanding of the imperial palace in Late Antiquity by focussing on the written sources. The image of the palace, which appears only in a few scattered passages, seems closely connected to the image of the heavenly kingdom of God, the heavenly Jerusalem. As we will see, descriptions of the heavenly Jerusalem are of capital importance to our understanding of the conception of the palace of the Eastern Roman emperors and of its appearance. The palace was a real place on earth that was none-theless strongly reminiscent of an ideal place, in its architecture and décor, as well as in the ceremonies that were performed inside it. pp. 78-102 (101-102: Abstract in Russian)
New Jerusalems. Hierotopy and Iconography of Sacred Spaces / Novye Ierusalimy : ierotopija i ikonografija sakral'nych prostranstv
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Carile M.C.
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