Noon Friday November 5th join the acclaimed travel writer, historian and adventurer. Justin Marozzi, in conversation Islamic Empires and Arab Conquests with me on Goldster Inside Story. From a succession of glittering, cosmopolitan capitals, Islam once lorded it over the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and swathes of the Indian subcontinent, while Europe cowered feebly at the margins. Islam lead in the battle of ideas. Its cities were unrivalled powerhouses of artistic grandeur, commercial power, spiritual sanctity and forward thinking. Justin and Humphrey will take you on a tour from Cordoba to Samarkand in a delicious feast of conversation and story-telling.