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2015-2016 Catalog

INDS 150 Turkey: The Cradle of Civilizations

Turkey, known to Romans as Anatolia, has seen the rise and fall of many civilizations. This course critically examines the Byzantine, Ottoman Turkish, and Helenic periods from cultural and artistic viewpoints. These civilizations have left clear and lasting impressions, both architecturally and artistically in Anatolia, and on the development of Western civilization. Sites of historic, architectural, and artistic importance in Istanbul, Ismir, Bursa, and Iznik (Nicaea) are studied through visits and on-site lectures.