Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Off the Wall Lecture @ Frist: Court and Courtship in Medieval Burgundy - April 30, 2009

Off the Wall Lecture:
Court and Courtship in Medieval Burgundy

Thursday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, FREE

The Valois Dukes of Burgundy (1364-1477) ruled an increasing number of lucrative territories beginning with one duchy in eastern France and expanding into the southern Netherlands. Along the way they developed a reputation for wealth and display that eventually eclipsed their French royal relatives and the rest of Europe's courts. Dr. Elizabeth Moodey, assistant professor of art history at Vanderbilt University, will investigate examples of Burgundian luxury goods in ivory, alabaster, gold, and vellum, and explore some of the delights and obligations of living well in the late Middle Ages to give the audience a glimpse of the occupations and preoccupations of court life.


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