The early Crusades viewed from Islamic perspectives (1099-1174)
August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us in welcoming the return of Dr Nic Morton as he delivers the second talk of a series of talks on the Crusades.
On the eve of the Crusades, the Muslim societies in the Near East were in a state of flux. In recent decades, the great Seljuk Turkish Empire had first established itself in Iraq and Persia before expanding into Syria and later disintegrating into a major civil war. Meanwhile a breakaway dynasty of the Seljuk Empire established its authority over much of Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). To the south there was the powerful Fatimid dynasty of Egypt struggling to maintain its borders against the encroaching Seljuk Turks, while Bedouin tribes and urban communities attempted to weather the region’s ongoing conflicts. This talk will explore how this diverse group of Muslim societies responded to the advent of the Crusades.
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