Islam and Europe — Sites of Conflict
Lecture by David Wasserstein
Given in 2008 at Vanderbilt University
Why has the encounter between Islam and Europe so often gone so disastrously wrong? Was it inevitable? Can things improve? David Wasserstein, professor of history and Jewish studies at Vanderbilt University, discusses these issues. Professor Wasserstein has published extensively in the field of medieval studies, and his lecture touches on medieval topics, although it mainly deals with modern-day encounters between Muslims and Christians, mainly in Europe.