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Imagining the Holy Land: Maps, Models, and Fantasy Travels

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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.

About the Author

Burke O. Long is William R. Kenan Research Professor of Religion at Bowdoin College and author of a number of studies of the Bible and biblical scholarship, including most recently Planting and Reaping Albright: Politics, Ideology, and Interpreting the Bible.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Introduction

1. Lakeside at Chautauqua's Holy Land

2. Starred and Striped Holy Lands

3. Parlor Tours of the Holy Land

4. Landscapes of Democracy

5. Mapmakers and Their Holy Lands

Epilogue: A Touch of the Real

Select Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253341365
Subtitle:
Maps, Models, and Fantasy Travels
Author:
Long, Burke O.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Maps
Subject:
History
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Palestine
Subject:
Stereoscopic views.
Subject:
Palestine in popular culture
Subject:
Palestine Foreign public opinion, American.
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
American Studies; Art and Architecture; Christianity Cultural Studies; Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century; History; Religion
Subject:
Western & Pacific Coast States
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no 401
Publication Date:
20021121
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 bandw photos, 3 maps, 1 bibliog., 1 i
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.06 x 6.94 x 0.81 in

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