Saturday 23.1 at 4pm: Medieval Chivalry in Europe by scholar Marjatta Saksa

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are warmly welcome to a thought provoking presentation on medieval chivalry in Europe by scholar Marjatta Saksa on Saturday 23.1 at 4pm. The talk will be in English but questions can be asked in Finnish, Swedish, Italian and other languages. Warm regards, Ian – Entrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be welcome. – IMPORTANT: Quite exceptionally the bookshop will be closed on Friday 15.1 and Saturday 16.1. I’m very sorry. Marjatta Saksa talk is partly based upon her doctoral dissertation. Prior to her academic career Saksa worked as a secretary for the cultural affairs in Järvenpää, but left for Italy in 1993 to specialize in the history of the medieval chivalry. She lived in Florence for nine years and worked on her PhD studies at the University of Florence, one of the most celebrated research Universities in the field of Arts and Humanities in Europe, and taught history (1995-1996). After her return to Finland she continued doing research and wrote numerous articles. Her next research topic is about the religious attitudes of Jeanne I Anjou, Queen of Naples (1348-1382). Her publications, related to the lecture, include: Per uno studio dell’iconografia del cavaliere Medievale in Italia. “Quaderni Medievali”, 40. Bari 1995 (1996); La fede e il valore. Un’indagine sulle Immagini dei cavalieri nell’Italia medievale tra il 1250 ca. e il 1480 (doctoral dissertation), in “Annales Universitatis Turkuensis”, Helsinki 2002; Book review on Franco Mimmis book Cavaliere di Grazia, La Nobiltà, Bologna 2004: Cavalleria e iconografia, in Atti del convegno internazionale di studi sulla civiltà cavalleresca, San Gimignano, 3-4 giugno 2006. Pacini editore 2007. She is actually writing a book in Finnish in regards to her thesis. Further information regarding her activities can be found on Google in Italian.