Raúl Alvarez-Moreno: 24 January 2014
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The UBC EARLY ROMANCE STUDIES RESEARCH CLUSTER
RAÚL ALVAREZ-MORENO (French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, UBC)
“CONTEXTUALIZING THE SPANISH IMPERIAL PROJECT IN RELATION TO THE ORIENT:
THE LEGATIO BABYLONICA (1501) BY PETER MARTYR D´ANGHIERA, AN ANNOTATED TRILINGUAL EDITION BASED ON THE 1516 VERSION OF THE TEXT”
The Legatio Babylonica, written in Latin in 1501 by humanist Peter Martyr d’Anghiera, is a relazione or description of the author’s diplomatic mission to Venice and Egypt that includes his personal views on Western and Islamic civilization. This presentation will provide an overview of Raúl Alvarez-Moreno’s recent edition and translation of the book (June 2013), focusing on the relevance of the text and on some of the main contributions of the research project.
Buchanan Tower, 1873 East Mall, room 826
Friday, January 24th at 3:00 pm
All are welcome.