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Peter Frankopan

How radical Judaism was responsible for fanaticism, summary executions and torture in 6th-century Arabia.

How climate change can help understand everything from the failure of centralised states to the accelerated spread of religion.

The popular image of crusading is derived almost entirely from western accounts of the victorious First Crusade. Yet when historians examine Byzantine sources about the campaign a very different picture emerges, argues Peter Frankopan.

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