Who was Spain's Alfonso X (1252-84) and Why Did People Remember Him for Hundreds of Years after His Death?, Friday, Nov. 5th

  • Nov. 1, 2021, 4:23 p.m.

Who was Spain's Alfonso X (1252-84) and Why Did People Remember Him for Hundreds of Years after His Death?, Friday, Nov. 5th

Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series
Norman Public Library CENTRAL, 103 W Acres St, Norman, OK 73069, Oklahoma Redbud Room, third floor
6:15pm - 7:30pm CST

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https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/99655591423?pwd=U0w3U0RONXp4LzZqZDl2VkJmS2dCUT09

Meeting ID: 996 5559 1423
Passcode: 34275100

Prof. Luis Cortest of the Spanish Department will be exploring the story of King Alfonso X of Castile (1252-84), who ruled a court that mingled Christians, Jews, and Muslims in a joint culture of scientific inquiry and artistic creation.  Alfonso himself was an author, a lawmaker, and an astrologer—remembered among other reasons as the creator of the beautiful Cantigas [Songs] of Santa Maria and as the dedicatee of the Moon’s Alphonsus Crater.

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 and Pioneer Libraries are following CDC recommendations related to facial coverings. The University also 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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