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What drives ‘religious’ conflict?

1 August 2019

Professor Ben Kaplan (UCL History) explains that a danger for historians of religious wars is to project a modern sensibility on to the past, seeing religion as merely an excuse for a struggle over power, when it may have a more crucial role.

Listen: BBC Radio 4’s ‘David Cannadine: On Crossing the Religious Divide’ (from 14 mins 15 secs)