Saladin, Crusades and today’s anti-Islamic currents


Lecture by Jan Guillou

Saturday 7. March 2009, 13:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Free entry

The picture painted by Guillou of Saladin and the European Crusaders in his Arn trilogy are precise as regards to historical facts, while also expressing a position within today’s European debate on Islam. In Guillou’s depiction of the holy land, who the real barbarians are, is left open, and the discord between Christian groups is made more compelling by their view of Saladin and the relationship to the Muslims.