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Konrad Kyeser’s Bellifortis and the Mechanical, Magical and Military Arts of the Middle Ages (canceled)

University of Arizona scholars explore rare books held by Special Collections in this annual lecture series started by Dr. Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor of German Studies.

Speaker: Paul Milliman

In the final years of his life, in the first decade of the fifteenth century, the physician, engineer, astrologer and crusader Konrad Kyeser created one of the most fascinating books of the Middle Ages, Bellifortis, a compendium of mechanical, magical and military arts, which also displayed contemporary knowledge of many other topics in dozens of detailed drawings and descriptions.

RSVP online. Free and open to the public. Questions or requests regarding disability-related accommodations should be directed to Maggie Verebelyi.

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