“The Magic of the Middle Ages: Lessons from the Past” talk

March 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave
Tucson, AZ 85716
The Magic of the Middle Ages: Lessons from the Past

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (4:30PM – 5:30PM)

Himmel Park Library


“The Middle Ages were not a dark ages, which is really just a modern myth. This presentation will highlight some of the glorious and mysterious aspects from that time, working with texts, images, music, architecture, magical arts, philosophy, and religion, as well as addressing problematic issues and conflicts. Some of those pertain to the relationship between Jews and Christians, the crusades, multilingualism, the issue of toleration/tolerance, and the quest for God, especially through mystical visions. The focus will also rest on the most glorious art works from that time period, such as illustrated manuscripts, which will be accompanied by samples of medieval music.”

Presented by Dr. Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor, UA
Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions (GCTL)

Made possible by AZ Humanities.


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