Professor Jonathan Phillips

Professor of Crusading History


Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History. His research interests range from an ongoing study of the Third Crusade (1187-92), through to the memory and the use of ideas and images of the crusades in the modern period across both the West and the Muslim Near East. He has published extensively on the crusades, including Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades (2009) which has been translated into German, Dutch, French and Italian. Phillips has appeared in numerous television and radio programmes and recently was an advisor to playwright David Eldridge’s production of Holy Warriors at the Globe Theatre, London. Phillips teaches undergraduate courses on medieval Europe, heresy, and the crusades and the Near East; he is Course Director of the MA in Crusader Studies and supervises six doctoral students.