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Arabian Nights – A Collector’s Perspective: Mohammed Al Murr, Jonathan Phillips & Justin Marozzi

Event No. 97, Wed 05 February, 19:30 - 20:30,
Al Baraha 1, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: Arabic, English

Authors: Mohammed Al Murr, Jonathan Phillips

AED59.00 All prices are inclusive of VAT

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Why do physical pieces of the past have such a hold on our imaginations?

Distinguished Emirati author Mohammed Al Murr is a collector of fascinating historical artefacts and manuscripts, in particular relating to the Arabian Nights and the region’s history. Professor of Crusading History Jonathan Phillips researches the legacy of the Crusades in East and West, and historian Justin Marozzi has spent most of his professional life studying and writing about Islamic empires.

In this literary conversation they discuss the significance of preserving tangible pieces of history, and more generally the role artefacts play in forming stories pertaining to cultural identity and historical memory.