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Before the King James Bible: English Language and National Identity, 1400-1650

Before the King James Bible: English Language and National Identity, 1400-1650

An image of the titlepage of the 1631 King James Bible New Testament.Wednesday, April 10, 2013

UC² and the IPFW Medieval Studies program held a conversation with Damian Fleming, assistant professor of English and coordinator of the Medieval Studies program, and Suzanne LaVere, assistant professor of history, about the evolution of the English language and its relation to national identity. As part of the Remnant Trust display (and to the pleasure of fans of old books), an edition of the King James Bible published in 1611 was available at the event for attendees to see and hold.

For more information on the Remnant Trust books available in Helmke Library visit http://guides.library.ipfw.edu/remnant_trust.