Historical Lectures Feature Expert On Phillip II Of Spain

Feb. 8, 2000

by LoAna Lopez

An expert on Phillip II of Spain will present the 22nd annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lectures -- "World Is Not Enough: The Imperial Vision of Phillip II of Spain" -- Feb. 14-15 in the Meadows Recital Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor University campus.

Dr. Geoffrey Parker, the Andreas Dorpalen professor of history at Ohio State University, will offer two lectures. His first, "Managing the First Global Empire," will be presented at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. Parker's second lecture, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, will be "Messianic Vision of Phillip II."

Parker received the 1999 Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for contributions to the field of military history, conferred by the Society for Military History. In 1996, he was awarded the Knighthood Grand Cross of the Order of Alfonso X the Wise by Spain's prime minister. He has authored 11 books on topics ranging from European soldiers to the Spanish Armada. He also has edited several books and published numerous articles. Prior to his position at Ohio State, Parker served as the Robert A. Lovett professor of military and naval history at Yale University.

The Edmondson Historical Lectures, sponsored by the history department, are made possible by an endowment established by Dr. E. Bud Edmondson of Longview to honor his father, Charles S.B. Edmondson.

For more information, contact Dr. David Hendon, professor of history, at 710-4620.

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