Great Cities: Toulouse – WED, July 24, 2024 at 7:00PM

$35.00

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., in person and via live video stream with interactive Q&A. (See lecture description below.)

Tickets: $35.  YOU MAY CHOOSE THE VIDEO STREAM OR IN-CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE. FOR THE VIDEO STREAM, ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.  CLASSROOM TICKETS ARE $35 PER PERSON. (PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSROOM SEATING IS LIMITED.)

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Toulouse is a totally unique city in a unique location. It sits in a valley of the Garonne river, whose source is in the Pyrenees and its destination the Atlantic. The Garonne makes it possible to travel from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, and once this natural route was discovered in ancient times, the strategic river valley location of Toulouse developed into a thriving city that allowed those who controlled it to have power in this southwest corner of Europe. The Romans settled it, the Medieval counts of Toulouse held it for centuries, and then the King of France guarded it as vital to his southern provinces. Join us for an evening in una belle ville ancienne!

William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.

 

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