The city of Valencia is rich in history, and there are myriad ways to explore this as a tourist. Valencia’s Maestranza has organised a series of conferences open to the public to learn about the city during the medieval ages. This year’s conference will be open to the public on May 4, 11 and 18 at 19.30h in the Maestranza’s Palace House at Plaza de Nules nº 1 in Valencia.
The Real Maestranza de Caballería de Valencia is one of the oldest institutions in Valencia. Founded in 1690 by Carlos II, the Caballería was created to instruct the nobility at the time in the exercise of arms. This resulted in a remarkable military performance during the Napoleonic invasion. Over the years, it became an active collaboration with the Valencian society in epidemics and other calamities of the past. Today, it provides an intense cultural activity on Valencia’s history and collaborates in charity and welfare projects.
Three respected historians with expertise in the Middle Ages: Eduardo Mira Gonzalez, Rafael Narbona Vizcaino and José Enrique Ruiz – Doménech, will give specialist talks at the events. Each will discuss a period of Valencia where chivalrous tournaments, poetic battles and warlike feats took place. If you have an interest in history, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Valencian Middle Ages directly from the experts!
Conference dates and topics:
Thursday, May 4th
“THE CHALLENGE OF WEAPONS”.
- Eduardo Mira Gonzalez
Thursday, May 11
“OF ARMS AND LETTERS: CHIVALRY IN THE 15TH CENTURY.”
- Rafael Narbona Vizcaino
Thursday, May 18th
“FROM HUMANISM TO THE RENAISSANCE. COURT CULTURE'”.
- José Enrique Ruiz – Doménech
Report by Emily Bray
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