David E. Thornton
Department of History
I was born in 1964 ... which seems a looooooong time ago. I grew up in Hawarden, a village in north-east
I teach in the Department of History here at Bilkent. In addition, I am the Coordinator of our History of Civilization program. If you want to find out about my courses, please click here. It is my firm and considered opinion that History is the only genuine and noble scholarly discipline because, if practised properly, it neither serves some functional purpose nor indulges in mere sophistical speculation. Here endeth the lesson. Study history, now!
My research interests are primarily concerned with the
Now, this is more like it. OK, if you want to read some 'uplifting' literature, please click here and here ... up, up and away!! In terms of vibes, there's no doubt that Led Zep were the greatest rock band in the history of everything; but, in addition, you might want to read about Jefferson Airplane, Rush, Deep Purple, or even good ol' Slade. And, lest I be accused of only listening to old rock music, I should add I also like stuff by Reef, (though they’ve lost that web address now!) Oasis, the Arctic Monkeys and The Kooks. Anyone who knows me, also knows I'm not exactly a sporty person, but click here for some good football! I am currently learning to play the mountain dulcimer. And ... Jambo! mimi najifunza kusoma lugha ya Kiswahili. Will that do?
Lastly, I don't know who set up this web-page, but it looks good to me!!!
Address: Department of History
Office Number: MA-123
Office Telephone: 0090-312-290-1796
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