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Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin is the Middle East Editor of the Times Literary Supplement and the author of many books, including Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography. His most recent novel, My Life Is Like a Fairy Tale, was published in the UK in November.
 (February 2020)

A battle during the First Crusade; illustration from Sébastien Mamerot’s Les Passages d’Outremer, circa 1474

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February 13, 2020 issue

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