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Early Books Lecture Series XV

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  1. The Heroic Armageddon in Poetic Terms

    The Middle High German Nibelungenlied (The Hundeshagen Codex) University Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen will speak on Das Nibelungenlied (ca. 1200), one of the greatest epic literary works in Middle High German. The anonymous poet talks about ...

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  2. An Imperfect Rescue: Lionardo Salviati’s Edition (1597) of Boccaccio’s Decameron

    Professor Fabian Alfie will talk on an important classic of Italian literature by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), the Decameron.  The literary work consists of a series of 100 stories by 10 tellers who escaped the Black Death of 1348.  Two hundred years ...

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  3. Harnessing Time: Calendars from Antiquity to the Medieval Book of Hours

    Professor Cynthia White will discuss the history of calendars from antiquity through the beautifully illustrated medieval Books of Hours. Special Collections houses several facsimiles of these popular devotional books, including the hours of Jeanne d ...

    sflores - 2018-05-15 11:19