University of Arizona

Early Book Lectures Series X

Special Collections hosts the Early Book Lecture Series X, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries.  In this tenth year of the series, professors of Classics, German Studies, and Spanish and Portuguese give their audiences new insights into centuries-old historic texts.

"Golden Boughs: De luxe Early Virgil Manuscripts"

April 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Professor Cynthia White, UA Department of Classics, shares the early and lavish production of three Virgil manuscripts as testimony to the classic universality of his poetry.

"The Golden Bull: Medieval Politics of the Highest Caliber in a Manuscript"

April 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

A discussion with Professor Albrecht Classen, UA Department of German Studies, about the manuscript that regulated the election process of the German king.  Still far away from a democracy, but certainly comparable to some extent to the English Magna Carta.

"The Map of Cuauhtinchan No. 2: A Claim for Territorial Rights in 16th Century Mexico's New World Order"

April 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Professor Jaime Fatas Cabeza, Director, Spanish Translation and Interpretation Program, UA Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents this bilingual landmark and comments about his experience as a translator.  Professor Fatas Cabeza translated 8 of 15 essays in the book into Spanish.