The historic region of Provence in southern France has been a crossroads of civilizations for millennia and an extraordinary travel destination in our day. Inhabited by various tribes, then settled by the Greeks, subsequently conquered by the Romans who named it Provincia Romana, ruled by the Counts of Provence, home to the Papacy of the Roman Catholic Church, and finally entering into modern times, this French part of the Mediterranean possesses a rich and varied history of which many vestiges remain both physically and culturally. In this visually illustrated two-part lecture series, Dr. Elizabeth New Seitz will explore Provence’s early history, development through the ages and recent events with a focus on architecture, archeology, art history, geography, religion, culture, and cuisine. Included are comprehensive course materials to enhance your understanding and appreciation of this unique historic and cultural part of France. A great way to prepare for a trip to southern France or do a little armchair travel without the jet lag!
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