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Cities of Strangers

Miri Rubin & Dominic Selwood

Jewish Book Week 2021

Miri Rubin speaker
Dominic Selwood chair

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In her latest book Miri Rubin illuminates life in European towns and cities for both the settled population and the newcomers who joined them between 1000 and 1500 AD. Some city-states enjoyed considerable autonomy and invited groups from afar, as well as professionals such as physicians, notaries and judges to settle and help produce good urban living. But this benign cycle began to break down after regular occurrences of the plague from 1350. She will be in conversation with fellow historian and author Dominic Selwood.

Click here to purchase a copy of Cities of Strangers: Making Lives in Medieval Europe by Miri Rubin from Blackwell’s.


Miri Rubin is an historian of the religious cultures of Europe with special interest in social relations, and attitudes to Jews.

Dominic Selwood is a columnist for The Daily Telegraph, and occasionally writes for The Spectator and other newspapers and magazines. He is the author of a number of bestselling history books and thrillers, including the Ava Curzon cryptothrillers. He speaks at schools, universities, literary festivals, learned societies, and institutions like the British Museum, as well as appearing on TV and radio news and documentaries. He has a masters degree from the Sorbonne and a doctorate from Oxford in medieval history. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries. He lives in London.

Cities of Strangers

Miri Rubin & Dominic Selwood

Jewish Book Week 2021

Date & start time:Thu 4 Mar – 10.30am
Price:£9.50
Performers:Dominic Selwood, Miri Rubin
Genres:Jewish Book Week, Online Events, Words

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