Course Code: 2XGT10A22
Start Date: 13/09/2022Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 10
Time: 10 - 12
How best to account for the chronic mutual hostility of these two neighbours whose pasts are intertwined, and which exploded in a War of Independence (1821), followed by a Hundred Years War, prelude to a genocide and ethnic cleansing, more recently a bitter unresolved conflict over Cyprus, and at present rumours of war over the waters of resource-rich Eastern Mediterranean ?. A case of East and West, or Greek‘civilisation’ and Turkish ‘barbarity’, or a War of Religion between two chosen peoples, or just two countries hostage to their own mythicised pasts, of victimisation and treachery, of heroes and villains, which fans an ethnic distrust which will simply not go away ?