Chestertown, MD — Author and lecturer David S. Chambers of the Warburg Institute, University of London, will deliver a slide presentation and lecture at 4:30 p.m., Thursday Oct. 14, in the Hynson Lounge at Washington College.
An excellent and entertaining speaker, Chambers will discuss how the work of 19th-century scholar and literary artist Frederich Gregorovius embodies ideas of Renaissance Rome. Over a period of 15 years, Gregorovius wrote an 8-volume history still consulted by Italian Renaissance scholars and considered the best account of the medieval and Renaissance Rome by one man.
Chambers' most recent book, "Clean Hands and Rough Justice," closely examines an investigating magistrate in Renaissance Italy. He has written and edited many books and essays on medieval and early modern Italy. The Warburg Institute of the University of London exists to further the study of the classical tradition, defined as those elements of European thought, literature, art and institutions that derive from the ancient world.
"Gregorovius and the Idea of Renaissance Rome," sponsored by the Friends of the Miller Library, is free and open to the public.