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6 lectures on DVD




VIDEO LECTURES by Dr. William J. Neidinger


  1. Troy and the Hittite Empire.  New excavations have illuminated the site of one of the most celebrated battles of antiquity, and raised questions about the Trojans’ relationship with one of the greatest empires of the ancient Middle East, that of the Hittites centered in their capital city of Hattusas.
  2. In the Aftermath of the Fall of Civilization:  New Peoples.  After the Trojan War and the fall of the Hittite Empire, new peoples migrated to Anatolia: Urartians, (around Lake Van), the Phrygians (King Midas), the Lydians (King Croesus), Armenians, and Kurds.
  3. The Greek Cities of Ionia.  The first efflorescence of classical Greek culture was in those Greek cities on Turkey’s western coast.  Their magnificent ruins still bear testimony to their prowess in the arts and commerce that inspired the ancient Greek world.
  4. The Greco-Roman Sites and the Cities of St. Paul.  Under the Roman Peace, the classical cities of Anatolia flourished, becoming some of the wealthiest and most cultured centers of the Empire.
  5. Christian Anatolia:  Cities and Monasteries.  Underground cities, rock-cut churches, the redoubts of column-sitting monks, and hilltop monasteries are some of the silent remains of the medieval Byzantine Greeks, Georgians, and Armenians.
  6. Islamic Anatolia.  With the coming of the Seljuk and then the Ottoman Turks, new people and a new religion brought profound changes to Anatolian art and architecture.  Absorbing the artistic achievements of past civilizations, the Turks went on to create a grand cultural legacy of their own.

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