Earthquakes, Nations and Civilisation | University of Oxford

Earthquakes, Nations and Civilisation

Speaker
Andrew Robinson, author
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 15:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£5 / £4 concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

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’.