The history, myths and legends surrounding the last Muslim ruler in Spain – whose surrender ended seven centuries of Islam at the heart of Western Europe – is the subject of a new book and Hay Festival appearance by Cambridge academic Elizabeth Drayson.
Opinion: Pirate, turncoat, survivor: the life and times of Anthony Knivet, a Briton in 16th-century Brazil14 Oct 2016
Vivien Kogut Lessa de Sá (Department of Spanish & Portuguese) discusses the life and times of Anthony Knivet, a young soldier from Norfolk who spent nine years living in Brazil in the 16th century. She will be discussing Knivet's life on 22 October as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
It’s the title of a spectacular exhibition currently at Tate Britain, the central theme of Lars von Trier’s forthcoming film Melancholia, and an idea that has gripped human imagination from earliest times. Now Apocalypse – and its cultural interpretation - is also the subject tackled in a new book by a Cambridge University academic in an adventurous trawl through literature and film.