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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Tyler

Synopsis for JW3 afternoon class on Thurs 11th March

Another Empire Falls

  1. City of two faces: Orientalism and medieval brutality

  2. A city living in fear of the Greeks

  3. Chios and Chaos

  4. City of many faces: Revolt, Reform, and Romance

  5. The Russian Bear looms over the city

  6. Relations with The West post Crimean war

  7. Long decline to 1914 and war on the losing side

  8. A last military flourish at Gallipoli

  9. The end comes with peace - to be continued next week at our final meeting.

A further reference: Istanbul by Bettany Hughes

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