Jonathan Phillips The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin - SOLD OUT!

Starting on October 05, 2:00 pm

Historian Jonathan Phillips brings to life the story of Sultan Saladin, the leader who defeated the Crusaders and reclaimed Jerusalem for Islam, inspiring respect among his enemies whilst being seen by the Muslim world as the greatest jihadist.

This is the first biography of Saladin in 30 years. Jonathan Phillips explains how Saladin became a chivalric hero to the West – and has, at the same time, been invoked by the likes of Yasser Arafat, Osama bin Laden, Assad, Qaddafi and Saddam Hussein. He shows how Saladin’s life offers a way to understand the complex world of holy war and the centuries of struggle for Jerusalem.

Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History at Royal Holloway, University of London, and author of, inter alia, The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christianity, The Fourth Crusade and The Sack of Constantinople. He is also a regular contributor to television and radio programmes. 

Book Tickets: £12.00  SOLD OUT!
includes tea and cake

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