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Forty-Ninth Erasmus Lecture: Serge Gruzinski, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris

November 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies is pleased to present the
Forty-Ninth Annual Erasmus Lecture:

Serge Gruzinski, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris

“Why the Aztec King Acamapichtli Became a New Joas:
Writing History from the New World in the Sixteenth Century”

Acamapichtli, the First Aztec King, from "The Tovar Codex", Juan de Tovar, ca. 1585

Soon after the fall of Mexico City, New Spain historians, whether European, Mestizo or Indian, met a double challenge: to historicize Indian memories and Indian pasts and to synchronize local times and memories with Christian-European time and history. New Spain historians created a new writing of history that systematically focused upon the transition from non western to western(ized) societies, anticipating the histories that would be written on British India and Meiji Japan from the nineteenth century onward.

Date and time: 22 November 2013, 4:00 pm tea/coffee served; 4:15 pm lecture
Location: Chapel, Old Victoria College, 91 Charles Street West, Victoria University in the University of Toronto

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The Annual Erasmus Lecture:
In recognition of the importance of the Centre’s Erasmus Collection, each year a scholar of international reputation is invited to present a formal lecture at the CRRS. See a list of past Erasmus Lecturers.

Details

Date:
November 22, 2013
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Chapel, Old Victoria College
91 Charles Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7 Canada