30. THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF THE SULTAN SALADIN

IPGL Tent, Tue 25th June 20:45 - 21:45 (60 mins)

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Few of history’s heroes can rival Saladin in his enduring attraction. In the Muslim world he is revered for reclaiming Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187. In the West he is famed for his chivalric virtue, despite fighting off the armies of the Third Crusade. Professor Jonathan Phillips will bring alive this extraordinary man’s legacy, offering a unique prism through which to view the complex world of holy war and the centuries-long struggle for Jerusalem.

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