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John Eldevik.

Associate Professor of History John Eldevik recently attended a conference at UCLA, where he presented a paper titled "(Re)Visions of the World: Prester John in Twelfth-Century Bavaria." 

Eldevik was an invited participant in the conference "Visions of Medieval Studies in North America," hosted April 13-14 by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA in honor of Patrick J. Geary, the retiring professor of Western Medieval History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

The paper discussed research from Eldevik's ongoing project on the subject of Prester John, a legendary Christian emperor believed for many centuries to have ruled over a wealthy and marvelous kingdom somewhere in Asia or Africa.

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