Arizona has always been a border territory, with many different cultures living in the area. The late 17th and 18thcenturies witnessed an influx of foreigners in the arrival of the Jesuit missionaries. By ca. 1830, the number of missionaries of German origin had exploded, and they dominated the entire province in religious and missionary activities. Dr. Albrecht Classen will take us back to that time to discuss what motivated those missionaries, what they achieved, and why they were eventually expelled (maybe because they had been too successful for the Spaniards?).
This lecture will be presented only via Zoom. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! Registration closes at 6 pm on the day of the lecture, as it may take close to an hour for registrants to receive their confirmation email with the Zoom link.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than 24 hours in advance will receive a refund minus a small transaction fee. Cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance will not receive a refund.
Tucson, AZ 85701