Originally Posted by houghtam
Although I'm sure you know this, he's disingenuously referring to simple political boundaries, ie the 11th century Seljuk migration/invasion. But we all know that intermingling of ethnicities happens continuously and is more pronounced if you will in areas where vastly different ethnicities meet, like you mentioned. Same thing with Spain, and, much to txtebow's chagrin, in the US.
Of course, we all know anthropology not to be one of Beavis's strongpoints, so why he decided to weigh in on this discussion is beyond my comprehension.
I was in Turkey (Istanbul) last year for a couple of weeks. Historically, it's an amazing place. I can't think of a more interesting capitol to explore.
The ethnic diversity is everywhere, I was curious as to how Bevis narrowed St Nick's to Greek. As you say, political boundaries alone are too simplistic.
Using that criteria, much of 19th century India must have been be white.