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Jonathan Phillips

The Life and Legend of Sultan Saladin

Jonathan Phillips

Sunday, 7 April 2019

10:00am

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

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

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

Phillips is professor of crusading history at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a regular on television and radio. He is also author of The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christianity, The Fourth Crusade and The Sack of Constantinople.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden