Christopher de Bellaigue’s fascinating, entertaining book charts the impact of modernity on the Muslim world, an impact crystallized in Napoleon’s expedition to Egypt in 1798. The 100 years that followed brought an astonishing breadth of change – enlightenment, reform, social upheaval and industrial growth – that was as frightening as it was rapid. This is a story hitherto poorly told; now in the hands of a fine scholar with a flowing pen it becomes a timely key to understanding the Islamic world we know today and its relationship to the West.
We welcome back Barnaby Rogerson to join Christopher on stage. He is co-publisher at Eland books and writes widely on Islam and the Middle East.
This event is part of the Daunt Books Festival 2018
Tickets are £8 including a glass of wine, and entitle holders to 20% off the speaker’s books.
The event starts at 20:30 and will finish at 21:30.