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Trace and Aura. A Talk by Patrick Boucheron

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Patrick Boucheron, one of the foremost medievalists of our time, will present his groundbreaking work on history and memory that goes well beyond the life of this influential saint, Trace and Aura: The Recurring Lives of St. Ambrose of Milan recently translated in English and published by Other Press. Elected bishop of Milan by popular acclaim in 374, Ambrose went on to become one of the four original Doctors of the Church. There is much more to this book, however, than the captivating story of the bishop who baptized Saint Augustine in the fourth century. Trace and Aura investigates how a crucial figure from the past can return in different guises over and over again, in a city that he inspired and shaped through his beliefs and political convictions. His recurring lives actually span more than ten centuries, from the fourth to the sixteenth.

In the process of following Ambrose’s various reincarnations, Patrick Boucheron draws compelling connections between religion, government, tyranny, the Italian commune, Milan’s yearning for autonomy, and many other aspects of this fascinating relationship between a city and its spiritual mentor who strangely seems to resist being manipulated by the needs and ambitions of those in power.

This event is free and open to the public. To register for this in person event, please click here. You can also follow the discussion live on Facebook.

Event Contact Information:
Maison Francaise
fng2108@columbia.edu

Date

Apr 26 2022
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Time

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)

In-Person

Venue

Buell Hall (Columbia University)
515 W. 116th St.
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Organizer

Columbia University - Maison Francaise
Phone
212-854-4482
Website
http://maisonfrancaise.org/