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Published on Jul 7, 2013
What it is to be "modern" has always been shaped by ideas about what was "medieval". Today the uses and abuses of the idea of the medieval are just as pervasive as they ever were, as the recent 'medievalizing' of Al Qaeda and the Taliban demonstrate. In this event, partnered with the University of St Andrews in celebration of its 600th anniversary, a leading historian and renowned broadcaster discuss 'The Middle Ages in the Modern World'.