Meet the Professor - GREGORY HUTCHESON "Spain's Reconquista: Fact and Fiction"
In the year 1492, Muslim Granada fell to the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, and Spain proclaimed at long last concluded its centuries' long effort to reclaim the Iberian peninsula from Muslim rule. Gregory Hutcheson, Associate Professor of Classical and Modern Languages, revisits the Reconquista (Reconquest) narrative and exposes far more complex realities behind some of its touchstones, including Saint James the Moorslayer (patron saint of the Reconquista) and The Cid (Spain's epic hero).
Thursday, December 6 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University Club & Alumni Center, Ballroom B
200 E. Brandeis Ave , Louisville, Kentucky 40208