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On the Crusades with Jonathan Riley: Malcolm Billings

On the Crusades with Jonathan Riley: Malcolm Billings

London Events

11 January 2018 16:00 to 17:00

BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London
WC1B 3DG

In 1095, Pope Urban II granted absolution to anyone who would fight to reclaim the Holy Land. With God at their backs, the first Christian crusaders embarked on an unprecedented religious war. While addressing the contribution of flamboyant characters like Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, in his new book, ‘The Crusades: The War Against Islam 1096 - 1798’ Malcolm Billings also looks at the experiences of the peasants, knights and fighting monks who took the cross for Christendom and…

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Devastated Lands:  Lebanon at the End of the Great War, 1918: Professor Eugene Rogan

Devastated Lands: Lebanon at the End of the Great War, 1918: Professor Eugene Rogan

London Events

16 January 2018 17:45 to 19:00

Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square London WC1H 0XG
WC1H 0XG

The Council for British Resaerch in the Levant are delighted to be partnering with the British Lebanese Association (BLA) and the London Middle East Institute for the BLA's 2018 annual Sir David Robert’s memorial Lecture given by Professor Eugene Rogan. Devastated Lands:  Lebanon at the End of the Great War, 1918 The First World War had brought an unprecedented degree of loss and suffering to the people of Lebanon.  This lecture examines through works of literature…

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