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Carlos Garcia de Alba Zepeda, the General Consul of Mexico in Dallas
November 3, 2005
Spaniards and Their Savages
in the Age of Enlightenment
Ceremony, Lecture and Reception in Honor of
David J. Weber
Director of the William P. Clements Center
for Southwest Studies and
Robert and Nancy Dedman Professor of History, Southern Methodist University
reception, then 6:45 award ceremony, followed by 7:00 lecture and book signing.
Books will be available for purchase.
DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
On behalf of the Government of Mexico, Carlos García de Alba Zepeda, the General Consul of Mexico in Dallas, will bestow the medal of the “Aguila Azteca” on David Weber in recognition of his extensive work on the history of Mexico and relations between Mexico and the United States.
David Weber will
then introduce his new book, Bárbaros, published by Yale
University Press, which tells the story of how Spain’s
eighteenth-century administrators tried and sometimes succeeded in
fashioning an enlightened policy toward the people they called
bárbaros or “savages” – people who controlled over half of the area
that Spain claimed in the western hemisphere.
An exhibition in the DeGolyer Library, "Colonial Encounters: Spaniards and Frontier Indians in the Americas" will be open this evening and will be on display through February 23, 2005. Hours of the DeGolyer Library are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, please call 214-768-2012.
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Last update October 11, 2005.