Minoo Dinshaw

A battle between Crusaders and Muslims from ‘Le Roman de Godfroi de Bouillon’, French School, 14th century

Are the Crusades over? Not for this biographer

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The 12th-century crusader Reynald de Chatillon was one of the most controversial men of his time, and his new biographer…


The First Crusade, by Peter Frankopan

18 August 2012 6:00 am

Perhaps more than any other single historical event, the First Crusade (1096-99) lends itself to the narrative technique. This was…


A feast of vanities

28 January 2012 10:00 am

The name of Savonarola slides off the tongue as if concocted for an orator’s climax. But when it came to…