Event—Public Programming

Knowledge for Life: A Man, A Book, and Urban Society in Late Medieval Nuremberg

In 1467, Sigmund Örtel, a young man from a merchant family of Nuremberg, bought a small manuscript book of prayers and practical texts about health, the planets, and the zodiac. This simple book was deeply prized by Sigmund and was passed down through his family. Come join us as we explore this book, and uncover the ways its contents helped Sigmund live his "best life" in a thriving late medieval city.