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Bestselling author and historian Dan Jones opens the #AsiaLitFest 2019

Bestselling chronicler of the Middle Ages, Dan Jones, opened the 13th Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival on 3 September 2019 with his new book Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands.


Jones was in conversation with novelist and Managing Editor (Arts & Books) of Prospect Magazine, Sameer Rahim

Jones' appearance at the #AsiaLitFest was also his first London event for his new book, which offers a distinctive perspective on the medieval conflict between Christianity and Islam. Through his vast historical knowledge, Jones indulged the audience in a lively account of the imprint that the Crusades have had on relations between the Muslim world and the West.


Jones offered insight into the various 'crusaders' of the book - men and women, Christians of the eastern and western churches, Sunni and Shi'a Muslims, Mongols and even Vikings - and explained how this thousand-year-old conflict continues to shape the modern world.


The event was chaired by novelist and Managing Editor (Arts & Books) of Prospect Magazine, Sameer Rahim (Asghar and Zahra), and was followed by a Q&A session and book signing.


Couldn't join us on the day? Watch the full event footage, as well as a behind-the-scenes exclusive interview with Dan Jones, below.






Check out the rest of the Festival programme here and join the conversation online using the hashtag #AsiaLitFest.

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