Friday, March 1, 6.15-7.30 pm
Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Ct.
The Medieval Fair / CMRS Lecture series presents Dr. Jacob Lackner, lecturer in OU's History Department, speaking from his research on the positive relationships that sometimes developed between the warring sides in the Crusades. When not fighting each other, Muslims and Christians were often actively trading with one another. Even during times of war, it was not uncommon for Christian states to ally themselves with one Muslim state while fighting against another one.