Festival talks by Christopher de Bellaigue

30. THE ISLAMIC ENLIGHTENMENT: THE MODERN STRUGGLE BETWEEN FAITH & REASON

Generously supported by
ANNETTE AND PAUL COSTELLO

The Muslim world has often been accused of failing to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day, Islamic society in its Middle Eastern heartlands has in fact been transformed by modern ideals and practices. Acclaimed author Christopher de Bellaigue will cover 200 turbulent years of Middle Eastern history to tell the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment.

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