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Event 69 Yesterday & Today: Arab World in History

Friday 11 March, 2pm-3pm   Screen 5, Novo Cinemas, DFC

“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.

Language: English

Age Group: Adult

Yesterday & Today: Arab World in History

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