Friday, March 6, 2020 at 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series
WEST Norman Public Library, 300 Norman Center Ct., Norman, OK
"How Not to Think Like a Crusader: The Medieval Middle East beyond Binaries" presented by Dr. Thomas Carlson, History Dept., Oklahoma State University
Crusaders went to the Middle East expecting to confront Muslims ("Saracens"), but in fact they confronted a society more diverse than they could imagine. This talk discusses how today we continue trying to understand the medieval Middle East in terms of dichotomies favored by Crusaders, erasing the distinctiveness and richness of the most diverse premodern society.
The Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series is cosponsored by the OU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and hosted by the Pioneer Library System.
Come learn more about the middle ages just for the fun of learning! No papers, no test, just interesting information about life long ago.