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Early Books Lecture Series VII: War, Peace, Faith, Poetry

Wolfram von Eschenbach from the Codex Manesse, ca. 1304-1340
Wolfram von Eschenbach from the Codex Manesse, ca. 1304-1340

Dates: February 9, 2010 - March 2, 2010

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: Bonnie Travers

Cost: Free


SCHEDULE CHANGE: The lecture originally scheduled for February 2 will now be held on March 2. There will not be an Early Book Lecture on February 2.

The University Libraries Special Collections hosts Early Books Lecture Series VII, an annual exploration throughout February by UA scholars of the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the UA Libraries. Professors from UA’s German, Classics and English departments will give their audiences new insights into historic texts from Germany, France and England. Two lectures will be held in the afternoon and two in the evening in Special Collections at the UA Libraries, 1510 University Blvd. The schedule for the seventh year of the lecture series is:

Rhabanus Maurus' De sancta cruce: The Brilliance of Early Medieval Monastic Culture
February 9, 4:00 p.m. -5:15 p.m.
Cynthia White, Department of Classics

Richard Verstegan, A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence (1605): Early Modern Notes on the Germanic Roots of England's Language and Culture
February 16, 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Thomas Willard, Department of English

The Elusive History of English Book Production before Printing: Clues in the Auchinleck Manuscript
February 23, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Roger Dahood, Department of English

War and Peace in the Middle Ages - With Some Sprinkling of Toleration: Wolfram von Eschenbach's Willehalm (ca. 1218)
March 2, 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Albrecht Classen, Department of German Studies

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