Ian Almond


On his book Two Faiths, One Banner: When Muslims Marched with Christians across Europe’s Battlegrounds

Cover Interview of April 28, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The idea of a Christian Europe is simply a case of historical amnesia.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Some of the first English (Anglo-Saxon) coins had the stamp of the Caliphate on them.”

On the second:

“Even on a much more anecdotal level – Da Vinci’s recently discovered Turkish/Arab mother, for example – we are becoming more and more aware of the interrelationship between Europe and the Middle East.”