Jacob Lackner, Visiting Lecturer, History Dept., University of Oklahoma
The era of the Crusades (1095-1291) is often thought of as a time of violence and religious hatred between Muslims and Christians. However, when not fighting each other, Muslims and Christians were often actively trading with one another. Even during times of war, it was not uncommon for Christian states to ally themselves with one Muslim state while fighting against another one. Dr. Lackner’s talk will discuss these and other positive relationships between Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land.
Join us at Norman Library West for the Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series and learn more about the middle ages just for the fun of learning! No paper, no tests, just interesting information about life long ago. The Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series is Co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Lectures start at 6:15 p.m. and the Medieval Fair of Norman is April 5th-7th 2019.