Philippe de Mézières and the Concept of Europe in the Middle Ages
Where: Université du Maine, Le Mans, France
When: May 26-27, 2016
Loosely centered on the great writer and political thinker Philippe de Mézières (1327-1405), this international colloquium explores the concept of Europe in the later Middle Ages from a variety of angles: political, ideological, linguistic, spiritual, and geographic. Experts from different countries and disciplines interrogate the notion of “Europe” in relation to such topics as external and internal threats; the crusades; the Church Councils; travel literature, explorations, and maps; varieties of European languages and cultural spaces. We will also offer an update on new editorial projects of the works of Philippe de Mézières.
For more information please contact Joël Blanchard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (email@example.com).