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Cities of Strangers

Miri Rubin

04/03/2021 10:30 am
Virtual Event, Available on KPlayer

In her latest book Miri Rubin illuminates life in European towns and cities for both the settled population and the newcomers who joined them between 1000 and 1500 AD. Some city-states enjoyed considerable autonomy and invited groups from afar, as well as professionals such as physicians, notaries and judges to settle and help produce good urban living. But this benign cycle began to break down after regular occurrences of the plague from 1350. She will be in conversation with fellow historian and author Dominic Selwood.

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Miri Rubin


Miri Rubin is an historian of the religious cultures of Europe with special interest in social relations, and attitudes to Jews.

Dominic Selwood


Dominic Selwood is a historian, journalist and barrister. He is a bestselling author and novelist, and frequent contributor to national newspapers, radio and TV including the Telegraph, the Independent, the Spectator, the Catholic Herald, Sky News, and the BBC. He has a doctorate in history from the University of Oxford and a masters from the Sorbonne. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries. He lives in London with his family. @DominicSelwood

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