An event to show some facets of the interconnection between Islam and Medieval and Early Modern Europe
John Tolan is a historian interested in the entangled lives of Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages and beyond. He has taught in universities in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East; he is currently professor of History at the University of Nantes (France) and member of the Academia Europæa. He has received numerous prizes and distinctions, including two major grants from the European Research Council and a prize from the Académie Française. He writes in English, French and Spanish; his work has been translated into Italian, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Bosnian, Arabic and Korean. He is author of numerous articles and books, including Saracens (2002), Francis and the Sultan (2009), Faces of Muhammad (2019), Nouvelle histoire de l’islam, VIIe-XXIe siècles (2022), and England’s Jews: Finance, Violence, and the Crown in the Thirteenth Century (2023). He is one of the four coordinators of the European Research Council program “The European Qur’an” (2019-2025; euqu.eu).
16h10 – 16h45 Q&A