Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia

altAn interesting lecture abou the Byzantium and the emergence of muslim-turkish Anatolia will be presented by Dean Kalymniou on Thursday 19 July 2018 at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

According to Kalymniou, contrary to popular Greek conception, the Turkic penetration into Asia Minor predated the fall of Constantinople and was a slow and lengthy process.

This lecture examines the socio-political and ethno-cultural realities that occasioned a complete inversion in the demographic nature of the region, exploring how this impacted upon the evolution of both the Byzantine and Turkic communities in Asia Minor.

Dean Kalimniou is a well-known poet and short story writer within the Greek community. As a journalist he is popular within the Greek community of Australia through his column in the Melbourne Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos, entitled Diatribe, which has been running since 2001. He has published six poetry collections and has also translated numerous works of prominent Greek-Australian authors from Greek into English. In November 2007, Dean Kalimniou was awarded a Government of Victoria Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs.

When: Thursday, 19 July 2018, 7.00pm
Where: Greek Centre, (Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne)

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