“It is therefore vital to understand how the Arab world has arrived where it is today, and that can only be done by learning about its history.”
– John McHugo
Separating myth from reality can be hard when talking about the past, and a failure to understand the past can cause terrible harm in the present. In this session, historians John Man and John McHugo illuminate how the events – and errors – of the past have shaped today’s world.
John Man is known for his acclaimed historical biographies of Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan; in Saladin he brings the same insight to one of the most iconic figures of Arab history.
Having taken a broad view of the past in A Concise History of the Arabs, John McHugo has turned his attention to more recent history in Syria: From the Great War to the Civil War.
A panel discussion.
Age Group: Adult