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The Holy Roman Empire, Christianity Today, Iranian Art

Rana Mitter discusses a new history of the Holy Roman Empire by Peter H Wilson and debates Christianity today with Times Literary Supplement religion editor Rupert Shortt.

Rana Mitter reads a new history of the Holy Roman Empire written by Chichele Professor of History Peter H Wilson and discusses Christianity today with the religion editor of the TLS Rupert Shortt and Professor Janet Soskice.

Iranian artist Reza Derakshani is presenting new work including paintings from his ongoing Hunting series, which draws on traditions of Persian miniature painting and upon the American Abstract Expressionist movement which he encountered while living in exile in New York. The exhibition is the first to be staged at a new gallery in London specialising in contemporary art from the Middle East founded byVassili Tsarenkov, Lali Marganiya and Lili Jassemi.

The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe's History by Peter H. Wilson is out now.
Rupert Shortt's book is called God is No Thing: Coherent Christianity

Reza Derakshani: The Breeze at Dawn runs from 9 Mar - 23 Apr 2016 at Sophia Contemporary, 11 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair.

Image: Reza Derakshani, Hunting the Ecstasy, 2015, oil on canvas, 180 x 250 cm, courtesy of the artist and Sophia Contemporary.

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Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest Peter Wilson
Interviewed Guest Rupert Shortt
Interviewed Guest Janet Soskice
Producer Eliane Glaser

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