Medieval Fair Free lecture Series
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 6:15pm-7:30pm, Norman Public Library WEST (300 Norman Center Ct.)
"Jewish Martyrs" presented by Shmuel Shepkaru, Schusterman Professor of Jewish Intellectual and Religious History, Dept. of History, University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Shepkaru's talk will examine how the advent of Christianity both provided models of passive martyrdom to medieval Jews, and drove some of them to experience martyrdom when forced to choose between death and conversion.
The Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series is cosponsored by the OU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Come learn more about the middle ages just for the fun of learning! No papers, no test, just interesting information about life long ago.