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Incremental Urbanism In Medieval Italy: The Example Of Todi, Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Dec 2016

Incremental Urbanism In Medieval Italy: The Example Of Todi, Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

The shape and texture of the medieval Italian city is examined in this study of the small decisions made to create the urban form of the medieval Umbrian town of Todi.


Medieval Synagogues In The Mediterranean Region, Samuel D. Gruber Jan 2013

Medieval Synagogues In The Mediterranean Region, Samuel D. Gruber

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

Throughout the Middle Ages, the synagogue developed as the central identifying institution and physical building for Jews, replacing the still yearned for but increasingly distant Jerusalem Temple as the focus of Jewish identity. Equally important, the synagogue became the symbol par excellance of the Jews and their community for the Christian (or Muslim) majority populations in the countries where Jews were settled. For Christians, the synagogue was a Jewish church, but much more so, it came to symbolize in opposition all that the church represented. Though relatively little known today, medieval synagogues were not symbolic abstractions to the men and ...


The Archaeology Of Judaism, Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Dec 2010

The Archaeology Of Judaism, Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

An introduction to the archaeology of Jewish historic sites in Europe, especially from the Middle Ages. The essay discusses the origin of the field of study and some of the pertinent historical, archaeological, ethical and interpretive developments and issues that have arisen since the 19th century.


Silenced Sacred Spaces: Selected Photographs Of Syrian Synagogues By Robert Lyons, Exhibition Essay, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Aug 1996

Silenced Sacred Spaces: Selected Photographs Of Syrian Synagogues By Robert Lyons, Exhibition Essay, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


"Representations Of Domestic Space In Medieval Italian Painting" Paper Delivered At The Fordham Medieval Conference: The Family In The Middle Ages, Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Mar 1995

"Representations Of Domestic Space In Medieval Italian Painting" Paper Delivered At The Fordham Medieval Conference: The Family In The Middle Ages, Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

This paper, presented at a conference in 1995, presents impressions about the interior spaces of medieval Italian urban houses based on architecture, literature and painting. The paper in its present state refers to many works of art but is not illustrated or annotated.


Ordering The Urban Environment: City Statutes And City Planning In Medieval Todi, Italy, Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Dec 1989

Ordering The Urban Environment: City Statutes And City Planning In Medieval Todi, Italy, Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

Discusses the deliberate urban policies that of medieval Todi, Italy that helped create a functioning and beautiful medieval town through explicit laws and the careful micro-planning that utilized an incremental urbanism to create an inter-connected and integrated urban environment. Many of the medieval views visitors assume are part of an "organic" growth are actually careful projections of communal power and order.