Benjamin of Tudela: The Jewish Marco Polo

  • Jan. 27, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

Benjamin of Tudela: The Jewish Marco Polo

Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series
On ZOOM only due to weather and road conditions
6:15pm - 7:30pm CST

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Meeting ID: 996 5559 1423
Passcode: 34275100

"Benjamin of Tudela: Jewish Marco Polo" presented by Dr. Jacob Lackner of Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City.
In the 12th century, Benjamin of Tudela traveled through southern Europe, north Africa, the Levant, and Mesopotamia—beating Marco Polo to western Asia by a hundred years. Dr. Lackner’s talk will explore the vivid record Benjamin left behind of a wide range of medieval lands and customs.
The Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies University of Oklahoma.
Come learn more about the middle ages just for the fun of learning! No papers, no test, just interesting information about life long ago.
Face coverings are strongly recommended in indoor public settings by the CDC. Pioneer Libraries are following CDC recommendations related to facial coverings. The university encourages masking indoors. The university strongly encourages masking for all individuals in high-density settings, such as classrooms and at special events.
This event is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Norman Arts Council Hotel Tax Grant Program.


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