Book Discussion on Mysteries of the Middle Ages
Thomas Cahill talked about his book Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe,… read more
Thomas Cahill talked about his book Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe, published by Nan A. Talese. The book is part of Mr. Cahill’s Hinges of History series. He described the rebirth of culture in Europe that followed the period of time known as the Dark Ages. He presented an extensive slideshow of medieval Roman Catholic images. He explained that placing the image of the Virgin Mary at the center of their churches marked the first time men began treating women with dignity. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions.
This event of the Smithsonian Lecture Series was held in the Jefferson Auditorium in the United States Department of Agriculture building. close
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