The Crusader Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Burke, Tiffany L. (University of Notre Dame Department of History)
University of Notre Dame, March 22 (2002)
The main focus of this essay is to describe in great detail the events leading up to and following the predominant architectural changes of the Holy Sepulchre Church in Jerusalem. More precisely, this essay will focus on Crusader Jerusalem and what the Franks brought to the Holy Sepulchre and how it was forever changed after their departure. Attention will be given to the architectural detailing, constant change and regeneration of the building, including the ways in which it was used throughout its history.
With many historical sources and perspectives about the Holy Sepulchre, this essay will make use of the general histories of Jerusalem, in which the author cites various instances involving the Holy Sepulchre not only in the Crusader period, but also throughout history.