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Thinking Aloud
Religious Conflict
Napoleon. Genghis Khan. Alexander the Great. Each of these imperial figures achieved enormous conquests in their respective chapters in history. What motivates a leader to pursue political, economic, or religious conquest? How strong is the draw of the religious motive alone? Today, our guest is Dr. William Hamblin, a BYU professor of history. We're discussing various facets of religious conflicts at the junctures that intersect with warfare, from the ancient world, to the crusades, and the current situation in the Middle East.—Original airdate: 4/23/2007

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