Two Medieval Games and What They Say About Society

Part of the ACMRS Scholar Series

Presented by Malcolm Comeaux
Professor Emeritus, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, ASU

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:30pm
Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 4403
ASU Tempe Campus

Free and open to the public

Eventbrite - Two Medieval Games & What They Say About Society

In the painting Kinderspiel ("Children's Games"), the 1560 painting by Peter Bruegel the Elder chronicles about 80 different games that were played at that time. There is some controversy as to the games played, but the speaker will discuss two in particular that he played on the prairies of southwest Louisiana in the late 1940s and early 1950s. They were violent games that caused pain, and generally they are not played today and survive mostly in the memories of older men. These two games, however, reflect life and values in the mid-1500s, and how they are different from contemporary values.