Earthquakes, Nations and Civilisation | University of Oxford

Earthquakes, Nations and Civilisation

Andrew Robinson, author
14:00 - 15:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Lectures and seminars
£5 / £4 concessions
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Earthquakes have affected the course of history, such as the capture of ancient Jericho and the eclipse of ancient Sparta, up to modern times. Andrew Robinson, author of Earth-Shattering Events, assesses the conflicting evidence for great earthquakes as agents of national decline and, sometimes, renewal in the form of ‘creative destruction’.