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Medieval and Renaissance Studies


Colloquium: Benjamin Liu on Medieval Travel Literature

Event Start DateTuesday, March 30, 2010
French Parlor, Founders Hall
Event Start Time12:30 pm - 1:30 am
CostCost: Free

"The 'Magnificence of Cities': Pero Tafur's Travels," by Benjamin Liu, PhD, University of California Riverside.

Liu discusses the account of an early fifteenth-century traveler from Spain to Asia Minor. Liu is a specialist on medieval Iberia and the complex relationships between Christians, Muslims and Jews. His current work focuses on cultural exchanges from the Mediterranean to Asia. His talk will be for a general audience.

ContactMichael Agnew | | (619) 260-7834