Nomads – The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World | How To Academy

Mon, 18 July 2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

Nomads – The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World

William Dalrymple Meets Anthony Sattin

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The history of civilisation can be told through its outsiders. Why have nomads always existed? How have the altered history? What is their future?

Humans have been on the move for most of history.

Wandering people built the first great stone monuments seven thousand years before the pyramids. They tamed the horse, fashioned the composite bow, fought with the Greeks and hastened the end of the Roman Empire.

They had a love of poetry and storytelling, a fascination for artistry and science, and a respect for the natural world rooted in reliance and their belief.

Embracing multiculturalism, tolerant of other religions, their need for free movement and open markets brought a glorious cultural flourishing to Eurasia, enabling the Renaissance and changing the human story.

Now acclaimed travel writer Anthony Sattin and award-winning historian William Dalrymple come together to tell the ground-breaking story of Nomadic peoples on the move across history.

Reconnecting with our deepest mythology, our unrecorded antiquity and our natural environment, join us for is the untold history of civilisation, told through its outsiders.

This event is presented in partnership with Steppes Travel.

Praise for Anthony Sattin’s Nomads:

‘A fabulous piece of evocative writing, mixing personal stories with an epic sweep of history, the unique insight of location and an intimate connection to the subject. I loved it.’ – Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps

‘I was riveted by the shifts to nomadic culture, Sapiens-like, and by the feeling of learning lightly worn and deftly-transmitted. This is a major book.’ – Roland Philipps, author of A Spy Named Orphan

‘Anthony Sattin’s Nomads spreads before us a sweeping panorama of nomadism that resonates through the past and echoes poignantly even in the present.’ – Colin Thubron

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Anthony Sattin

Author and Editor

Anthony Sattin has been described as one of the key influences on travel writing today. His highly acclaimed books include A Winter on the Nile and Young Lawrence. His award-winning journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, FT, Daily Telegraph and publications around the world including Wall Street Journal, Al-Ahram and Al Jazeera. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, editorial advisor on Geographical Magazine and a contributing editor to Condé Nast Traveller.

William Dalrymple

Historian and award-winning author