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A Tour Of Central Turkey—Ankara, Konya, Cappadocia I The Great Courses

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Take a tour of Central Turkey and witness the magnificent sites to understand why most are drawn to this beautiful part of Turkey. Professor John R. Hale has partnered with The Great Courses to take you on this magical journey. See the entire course available on The Great Courses: Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul View the latest content from The Great Courses: Central Turkey is home to great cities like Ankara and Konya and a region that is unlike any other place on earth, Cappadocia. This area features magnificent architectural sites attesting to ancient civilizations and cultures; extraordinary geological formations; and mysterious cave dwellings and sunken cities. What have archaeologists discovered about the meaning of these sites? In thanks for being our customer, here is a free video lecture: Central Turkey—Ankara, Konya, Cappadocia, delivered by Professor John R. Hale. Many people are drawn to central Turkey, especially to see the spectacular landscape of Cappadocia. Here are "fairy chimneys," pillars and spires of basalt; cave dwellings carved into the soft cliffs at Göreme and Zelve, UNESCO sites; and hidden cities underground—at least 40 in all. The complexity and scale of these underground cities have no equal anywhere in the world. Archaeologists estimate that tens of thousands of people lived in these cities. Dr. Hale is Director of Liberal Studies at the University of Louisville. He completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. During more than 30 years of archaeological field work, Professor Hale has led student and adult tours to many of the sites he has studied, especially in Greece and Turkey. He has carried out studies of ancient oracle sites in Greece and Turkey, including the famed Delphic oracle, and has participated in an undersea search in Greek waters for lost fleets from the Greek and Persian wars.
France Since 1871 (HIST 276) The traditional, diplomatic history of World War I is helpful in understanding how a series of hitherto improbable alliances come to be formed in the early years of the twentieth century. In the case of France and Russia, this involves a significant ideological compromise. Along with the history of imperial machinations, however, World War I should be understood in the context of the popular imagination and the growth of nationalist sentiment in Europe. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Tangled Maps of Empire: Diplomatic Origins of the First World War 07:24 - Chapter 2. A Delicate Balances: The Shifting Alliances of the Great Powers 19:26 - Chapter 3. The British Empire on the World Stage: Capabilities on the Continent 32:29 - Chapter 4. Mounting Tensions in Alsace-Lorraine: The Saverne Crisis 40:14 - Chapter 5. War Expectations and Enthusiasm Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Alma Guillermoprieto RI '07 delivers the Schlesinger Library's 2012--2013 Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture. In August 2010, 72 Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to the northern border were taken off a bus and murdered. Guillermoprieto tells the story of their pilgrimage and of 72 Mexican intellectuals' and artists' attempt to honor them.
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The shimmering turquoise waters and lost worlds of the Aegean await you. Grab your travel hat and join us for a unique cultural journey to the dramatic landscapes of Greece and Turkey—to dazzling ancient cities, majestic empires, and magical treasures of history. This is a land of gods and heroes. Here great myths came to life and epic battles were fought, and the wondrous remains of ancient civilizations still call to you from across the centuries. See the entire course available on The Great Courses: Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul View the latest content from The Great Courses:
(Visit: Noted translator and poet Coleman Barks, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the UCSB College of Creative Studies, presents the poetry of 13th century Afghan-born Sufi mystic and poet, Jelaluddin Rumi. Bark's intense and artful translations convey Rumi's insights into the human heart and its longing for passion and daring. Barks performs the words of Rumi, accompanied by musicians Barry and Shelly Phillips. Series: "Voices" [6/2003] [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 7600]
Although people's lives become more transparent, there is more transparency into the government or into other institutions as well. Question: What are the risks of centralizing information? Peter Thiel: Well you have Google.  You have Facebook, which has a directory of all different people.  There are all sorts of variations of these information technology companies with large databases basically where they have data on all sorts of stuff about people; what they've done and so on down the line.  There is obviously a lot of danger about that.  I guess, two thoughts on the current trajectory Decentralization still has been outweighing the centralizing aspect.  So if you take Google as one instance, by enabling people to get access to information, it has created far more transparency.  You know there was an issue in the 2004 presidential race; the Dan Rather memo; technologies like Google enabled that get exposed far more quickly than it otherwise would have.  And so it's probably had the effect of weakening some of these centralized, big media companies and creating a far more transparent world.  So transparency can cut both ways.  On the one hand it makes things more transparent into people's lives.  But maybe the transparency also goes the other way, and you have more transparency into the government or into other institutions.  And that is the positive spin on this increased transparency.  It can actually lead to more accountability rather than lust. Now my other thought is that to the extent you do have this, I think one of the other trends that we are seeing that, you know, is definitely more disconcerting, but may not be unambiguously catastrophic, is we are headed towards a world with far less privacy, and where the notions of privacy are going to change quite a bit, where there simply will be far more information about you in the public domain.  It seems to me that from a policy perspective, the correct approach should not be a sort of ________ type of approach which I think is championed by people like the ACLU and organizations like that where the way we deal with this is we just smash the computers, and break the databases, and turn everything off; but rather that we have to have a society that somehow becomes more tolerant.  And that's what I hope, even if there's less privacy, there will be more tolerance and it will sort of even out.  The fear is, of course, that we will have maybe even less privacy, and maybe even less tolerance.  Because you know people will just use all sorts of details they find out about other people in all sorts of very distorted and bad ways.  But I think that certainly is one of the ways in which it's been playing out so far. Recorded on: Sep 05, 2007