Lecture 4:  The Impact of Luther and the Radical Reformation. The History Guide [Lectures on Early European History].

Lecture 4: The Impact of Luther and the Radical Reformation. The History Guide [Lectures on Early European History].

Princess Sayrane : A romance of the days of Prester John by Edith Ogden Harrison ; with four pictures in color by Harold H. Betts

Princess Sayrane : A romance of the days of Prester John by Edith Ogden Harrison ; with four pictures in color by Harold H. Betts

Princess Sayrane : A romance of the days of Prester John by Edith Ogden Harrison ; with four pictures in color by Harold H.

"Preste" as the Emperor of Ethiopia, enthroned on a map of East Africa in an atlas prepared by the Portuguese for Queen Mary, 1558. (British Library)

"Preste" as the Emperor of Ethiopia, enthroned on a map of East Africa in an atlas prepared by the Portuguese for Queen Mary, 1558. (British Library)

Map of Prester John's realm, by Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598), 1572.  The kingdom of Preser John was supposed to be that of exiled Christians surrouned by non-believers, set in Central Asia, or norther Africa, or India, or Ethiopia.  Bordering such places as Paradise and the Fountain of Youth, and ruled by a descendent of one of the Three Magi who was wealthy and benevolent, this place was an object of much travel and considerable expectations.

Map of Prester John's realm, by Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598), 1572. The kingdom of Preser John was supposed to be that of exiled Christians surrouned by non-believers, set in Central Asia, or norther Africa, or India, or Ethiopia. Bordering such places as Paradise and the Fountain of Youth, and ruled by a descendent of one of the Three Magi who was wealthy and benevolent, this place was an object of much travel and considerable expectations.

Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Af...

Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Af...

Prester John. Cited in Michael Brooks, 'Visual Representations of Prester John and His Kingdom.'

Prester John. Cited in Michael Brooks, 'Visual Representations of Prester John and His Kingdom.'

Prester John Il prete Ianni, Re d'Ethiopia. Priest John (Prester John) continued for centuries what still capture the imagination throughout Europe. Until the eighteenth century in Europe you find Heroic portraits of him.

Prester John Il prete Ianni, Re d'Ethiopia. Priest John (Prester John) continued for centuries what still capture the imagination throughout Europe. Until the eighteenth century in Europe you find Heroic portraits of him.

Prester John from Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493.

Prester John from Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493.

CoA Prester John by TiltschMaster

CoA Prester John by TiltschMaster

Prester John Il prete Ianni, Re d'Ethiopia. Priest John (Prester John) continued for centuries what still capture the imagination throughout Europe. Until the eighteenth century in Europe you find Heroic portraits of him.

Prester John Il prete Ianni, Re d'Ethiopia. Priest John (Prester John) continued for centuries what still capture the imagination throughout Europe. Until the eighteenth century in Europe you find Heroic portraits of him.

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