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Title Jerusalem Afflicted Quaresmius, Spain, and the Idea of a 17th-Century Crusade
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (211 p.)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Frontispiece; Title; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Part 1: Introduction; 1: Quaresmius, a Don Quixote?; Notes; References; 2: The idea of crusade in 17th-century Spain; Jerusalemite kingship; The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land and the Spanish crown; La bula de la santa cruzada; Reconquest and crusade; Prophecies and eschatology; Crusade narratives; Jerusalem Afflicted in context; Notes; References; 3: A rope of three strands; Tapestry of tradition: The rhetoric of textual authority; Motivational intent: The rhetoric of affect
Part 2: Jerusalem AfflictedNotes; References; Part 3: Anthology of 17th-century Spanish crusading sources; Document 1; Document 2; Documents 3a and 3b; Document 4; Document 5; Notes; References; Index
Response to opposition: The rhetoric of Jerusalem's guiltAn overview of the arguments; Notes; References; 4: A fire glowing in my bones; Of dreams and visions; Heaven and hell; The feminine voice; Thy will be done; The evolution of evangelism; Thy kingdom come; Diversion from duty; Notes; References; 5: The preacher in Palestine; Notes; References; Jerusalem Afflicted as sermon; 6: A letter lost and found; Seventeenth century reception; Extant copies; Codex characteristics; Conclusions; Notes; References; 7: Words awakened; A brief anthology of 17th-century crusading sources
Summary On Good Friday, 1626, Franciscus Quaresmius delivered a sermon in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem calling on King Philip IV of Spain to undertake a crusade to liberate' the Holy Land. Jerusalem Afflicted: Quaresmius, Spain, and the Idea of a 17th-century Crusade introduces readers to this unique call to arms with the first-ever edition of the work since its publication in 1631. Aside from an annotated English translation of the sermon, this book also includes a series of introductory chapters providing historical context and textual commentary, followed by an anthology of Spanish crusading texts that testify to the persistence of the idea of crusade throughout the 17th century. Quaresmius' impassioned and thoroughly reasoned plea is expressed through the voice of Jerusalem herself, personified as a woman in bondage. The friar draws on many of the same rhetorical traditions and theological assumptions that first launched the crusading movement at Clermont in 1095, while also bending those traditions to meet the unique concerns of 17th-century geopolitics in Europe and the Mediterranean. Quaresmius depicts the rescue of the Holy City from Turkish abuse as a just and necessary cause. Perhaps more unexpectedly, he also presents Jerusalem as sovereign Spanish territory, boldly calling on Philip as King of Jerusalem and Patron of the Holy Places to embrace his royal duty and reclaim what is rightly his on behalf of the universal faithful. Quaresmius' early modern call to crusade ultimately helps us rethink the popular assumption that, like the chivalry imagined by Don Quixote, the crusades somehow died along with the middle ages
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Chad Leahy (PhD) is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Denver. Ken Tully (MA, MDiv) is currently a graduate student at Oxford University at the Faculty of Theology and Religion and Adjunct Faculty at the Classical Studies Program, Villanova University
Subject Quaresmio, Francesco, 1583-1650 or 1656
HISTORY / General
Jerusalem in Christianity.
Jerusalem -- In Christianity -- Early works to 1800
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Leahy, Chad
Tully, Ken
ISBN 0429290985