I'm planning for a trip to Turkey in the spring and thought this seminar be a good place to start learning. Guillaume was very knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining. He handled a very large time period efficiently. I especially enjoyed how he demonstrated the influence of Byzantine art and architecture on the Italian Renaissance. Very neat!
Dr Durand made the city and its history come alive with great charm and intelligence - a very exciting combination. Having been to Istanbul once and adored it I now feel I understand it much better and can't wait to go back.
To summarize Istanbul is such a short time with clarity and precision is quite interesting
He has such a command of that part of the world. Perhaps it’s because he is a historian, archaeologist, and art historian and French!
So much history to absorb! Great presentation by a very knowledgeable historian. Look forward to watching it again!