Assistant Professor Marcel Elias talks about why some Medieval crusaders converted to Islam, and how exposure to new cultures made them reassess their lives at home.
Marcel's first book is Questioning the Crusades: Romance and History in Late Medieval England.
The Common Room is a production of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in the Yale Department of English. Cover art by Sarah Harford; audio production by Robert Scaramuccia '19.
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