"There is so much silk here that it is a wonder": Visions of the East in Medieval Europe - lectures

"There is so much silk here that it is a wonder": Visions of the East in Medieval Europe - lectures

admission free

Maria Ludovica Rosati

The legend of the East goes back a long way. In the eyes of medieval Europe, mysterious Asia was the lair of monsters but it was also a treasure chest with endless riches, silk being the rarest of them all. Through the words of travellers and eye-witnesses of the time, we'll be learning how the fantastic equation East = Silk came into being, and exploring the role that this precious yarn played in Western imagination.

Info:
Sala Cinema
Admission via steps in via Milano 9A
Admission free while places last




Retrospective:

Lectures on the Silk Road
Date:
data 06/12/2012 orario: 18:30
 
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