Type of Event: Virtual Lecture
Presenter: Dr. Asa Eger (History and Archaeology)
April 7, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dr. Asa Eger (History and Archaeology):
Snapshots from Antioch
based on his recent book with Dr. Andrea de Giorgi (Florida State University) entitled Antioch: A History.
The talk is virtual.
Please register in advance at https://go.uncg.edu/antioch
Founded by generals of Alexander the Great, pride of the Roman Empire, and reputed birthplace of the first Christian community and church, Antioch is known as one of the largest and most important metropolises in the classical world. Today it is a provincial capital in Turkey known as Antakya- Hatay. However, virtually nothing is known about the city under Islamic rule and as a medieval city. This talk focuses on these ‘lost’ periods, highlighting the city’s importance during five periods of history: the Early Islamic, Middle Byzantine, Crusader, Mamluk, and Ottoman periods, from the 7- early 20th centuries. In a larger sense, Antioch is a fascinating case study to closely examine the transformation from classical to medieval to early modern city.
This event is co-sponsored by the History Dept, HNAC, and the Archaeology Club.