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An Evening with Dan Jones
Join us for an evening with Dan Jones, The Sunday Times best-selling author of The Templars, as he talks about his new book Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands.
Dan Jones, best-selling chronicler of the Middle Ages, turns his attention to the history of the Crusades – the sequence of religious wars fought between the late eleventh and late medieval periods, in which armies from European Christian states attempted to wrest the Holy Land from Islamic rule, and which have left an enduring imprint on relations between the Muslim world and the West.
Crusaders presents a distinctive perspective on a medieval conflict between Christianity and Islam whose echoes still resonate today. Rather than simply charting the events of the Crusades, Jones offers a ‘tableau history’ based on a chronological sequence of episodes featuring people who were involved in them. The ‘crusaders’ of the book’s title include women and men, Christians of the eastern and western churches, Sunni and Shi’a Muslims, Arabs, Jews, Turks, Egyptians, Berbers and Mongols – and even a band of Vikings.
Wednesday 11 6.30PMSeptember
24 - 26 High Street
0121 633 4353
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