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Holy Sepulcher
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The term Holy Sepulcher refers to the sepulcher of Jesus venerated in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem with its chapel-like superstructure. It also refers to architectural or sculptural replicas used in the early modern period primarily in the context of the Easter liturgy. As the most important shrine in Christendom, the sepulcher of Christ was already an object of extreme veneration in the early Christian period. The first church building was built between 325/326 and 336 at the beh…

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Worm, Andrea, “Holy Sepulcher”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_020797>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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