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Legends in their Own Time: Bettany Hughes & Jonathan Phillips

Event No. 43, Sat 08 February, 19:30 - 20:30,
Al Baraha 2, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: English with simultaneous Arabic translation

Authors: Bettany Hughes, Jonathan Phillips

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What did historical heroes and legends mean to the people of their time? When we invoke the name of Saladin or refer to the Roman pantheon, who are we really discussing? Our panel has been digging – sometimes literally – into the past to find out.

Bettany Hughes’ bestselling books and TV series cover historical topics including Socrates, Helen of Troy, Istanbul and ancient Egypt. Her new book Venus & Aphrodite examines the Roman & Greek deities’ complicated roots.

Jonathan Phillips’ latest title is The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin. As Professor of History of the Crusades at Royal Holloway University of London, he researches the legacy of the Crusades in East and West.

Language: English