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Center for Medieval Studies Presents

"Apollonius of Tyre and St. Mary of Egypt at the Aragonese Court: A Manuscript Mystery"

3/23/17, 4:00 PM

About this event

Join us for a lecture by Matt Desing (Spanish, University of Texas at El Paso) at 4:00 pm in Heller 1210. The lecture, titled "Apollonius of Tyre and St. Mary of Egypt at the Aragonese Court: A Manuscript Mystery," is part of the Homecoming Series. 

Abstract:
Manuscript K-III-4 of the Escorial Library contains two well-studied works of medieval Spanish literature: Libro de Apolonio and Vida de Santa María Egipciaca. Despite the vast amount of scholarly attention to these 13th-century Castilian poems individually, the circumstances surrounding the 14th-century compilation of these two works, along with a lesser-studied poem of Biblical apocrypha, into a single manuscript in Aragon remains a mystery. This talk focusses on the theme of journeys in the eastern Mediterranean found in all the three of the manuscript’s poems and situates this shared trait within the context of interest in tales of real and fabulous journeys at the Aragonese court in the 14th century.
Event Location
  • 1210 Heller Hall
  • 271 19th Ave S
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA