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Trons visualisering. Dalby kyrkas västparti under äldre medeltid

Nilsson, Ing-Marie LU (2012) In Locus Celebris. Dalby kyrka, kloster og gård 28. p.217-236
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of this study is to examine how the church of Dalby was perceived and interpreted symbolically in the early Middle Ages. During this time the abbey of Dalby was a major ecclesiastical centre in Scania. In the 12th century the original basilica underwent a grand rebuilding in Romanesque style, resulting in a much greater church with a larger chancel and a monumental westwork with a crypt-like entrance hall. Like all medieval churches the church of Dalby had a multi-layered symbolism that related to different social groups in different ways. However it is argued that both the architectural design and the interior furnishing served to underline a basic idea of the building as a visualization of paradise in the form of heavenly... (More)
The aim of this study is to examine how the church of Dalby was perceived and interpreted symbolically in the early Middle Ages. During this time the abbey of Dalby was a major ecclesiastical centre in Scania. In the 12th century the original basilica underwent a grand rebuilding in Romanesque style, resulting in a much greater church with a larger chancel and a monumental westwork with a crypt-like entrance hall. Like all medieval churches the church of Dalby had a multi-layered symbolism that related to different social groups in different ways. However it is argued that both the architectural design and the interior furnishing served to underline a basic idea of the building as a visualization of paradise in the form of heavenly Jerusalem. The apse articulated the chancel, and the westwork formed a symbolic defence that at the same time adorned the church. The architecture promoted an idea of Christian authority and the universal power of the Church. It therefore also acted as a suitable setting for elevating the groups in society whose place it was to maintain this divinely instituted regime on earth, that is to say, the clergy and the secular elite. (Less)
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Dalby, medieval churches, architecture, iconography, Romanesque style
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Locus Celebris. Dalby kyrka, kloster og gård
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Borgehammar, Stephan; Wienberg, Jes; and
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28
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217 - 236
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Makadam förlag
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1651-775X
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978-91-7061-116-2
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to examine how the church of Dalby was perceived and interpreted symbolically in the early Middle Ages. During this time the abbey of Dalby was a major ecclesiastical centre in Scania. In the 12th century the original basilica underwent a grand rebuilding in Romanesque style, resulting in a much greater church with a larger chancel and a monumental westwork with a crypt-like entrance hall. Like all medieval churches the church of Dalby had a multi-layered symbolism that related to different social groups in different ways. However it is argued that both the architectural design and the interior furnishing served to underline a basic idea of the building as a visualization of paradise in the form of heavenly Jerusalem. The apse articulated the chancel, and the westwork formed a symbolic defence that at the same time adorned the church. The architecture promoted an idea of Christian authority and the universal power of the Church. It therefore also acted as a suitable setting for elevating the groups in society whose place it was to maintain this divinely instituted regime on earth, that is to say, the clergy and the secular elite.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Ing-Marie},
  editor       = {Borgehammar, Stephan and Wienberg, Jes},
  isbn         = {978-91-7061-116-2},
  issn         = {1651-775X},
  keyword      = {Dalby,medieval churches,architecture,iconography,Romanesque style},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {217--236},
  publisher    = {Makadam förlag},
  series       = {Locus Celebris. Dalby kyrka, kloster og gård},
  title        = {Trons visualisering. Dalby kyrkas västparti under äldre medeltid},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2012},
}