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European History

Discover great royal dynasties; bloody wars, plague and famine; and the intense periods of political, economic and social upheaval that formed the backdrop to European History from the fall of Rome to the modern day. Our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors and offer the chance to meet like-minded people and make new friends.

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Habsburg Rivals - The Hohenzollern Dynasty

From a small town on the Eastern foothills of the Black Forest the Hohenzollern Dynasty rose to one of Europe’s major powerhouses and the throne of German Emperor before ruining it all in a senseless war. Tracing Kaiser Wilhelm II's ancestors back to their humble beginnings as Counts of Zollern, this course investigates a millennium of Hohenzollern... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>From a small town on the Eastern foothills of the Black Forest the Hohenzollern Dynasty rose to one of Europe’s major powerhouses and the throne of German Emperor before ruining it all in a

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27 Jul

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Europe North of the Alps 1400-1555: Renaissance and Reform

It was not Italy alone that embarked upon a renaissance. Elsewhere in Europe a rebirth also took place, with its own features and, notably, a break with the Catholic Church. Examine all aspects of this exciting period – a time of transition from the Middle Ages to early modern times. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Society, politics, and daily... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>It was not Italy alone that embarked upon a renaissance. Elsewhere in Europe a rebirth also took place, with its own features and, notably, a break with the Catholic Church. Examine all aspects of

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30 Jul

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Power and Poetry in Renaissance Italy

Comparing four women who lived between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, this lecture shows the various means by which people navigated the world of diplomacy and politicking within Renaissance Italy. In an era when women had limited opportunities for engagement with public life, the strategies used by these women to negotiate, or claim and... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Comparing four women who lived between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, this lecture shows the various means by which people navigated the world of diplomacy and politicking within

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30 Jul

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European Mathematics During the Middle Ages: From Boethius to Fibonacci

The fall of the Western Roman Empire in the late 4th century was followed by abandonment of the Greek sciences and overall decline in mathematical knowledge. Revival of mathematics in Europe began with the translation of Arabic mathematical treatises, including those translated from Greek. The decimal positional numerals spread around Europe since... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The fall of the Western Roman Empire in the late 4th century was followed by abandonment of the Greek sciences and overall decline in mathematical knowledge. Revival of mathematics in Europe began

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06 Aug

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European Mathematics During the Renaissance

During the Renaissance, the rediscovery of philosophy, art and culture of the Ancient Greeks, together with introduction of Arabic art and science, and the desire of artists to represent the natural world realistically led them to study mathematics. Luca Pacioli and Leonardo da Vinci worked on the theory of perspective, golden ratio and algebra.... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>During the Renaissance, the rediscovery of philosophy, art and culture of the Ancient Greeks, together with introduction of Arabic art and science, and the desire of artists to represent the

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13 Aug

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The Wall Turns 60

"Nobody has the intention to build a wall!" - and it yet it came overnight: 13 Aug 1961 marked the day when everything changed and nothing would ever be the same again in Berlin. Today, it has been gone for longer than it ever stood, but it has left it marks and is still standing - physically in a few memorial spots, but also in many people's heads... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>"Nobody has the intention to build a wall!" - and it yet it came overnight: 13 Aug 1961 marked the day when everything changed and nothing would ever be the same again in Berlin. Today, it has been

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13 Aug

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Resistance Against The Nazis

Take a closer look at the history, motives and legacy of the Resistance against the Nazis. Among the topics to be explored: the ‘Kreisau Circle’, ‘Operation Valkyrie’, Stauffenberg’s failed assassination plot; and the Free French movement. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face SUGGESTED READING Fallada, Hans. Alone in Berlin (Penguin, 2009; first edition,... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Take a closer look at the history, motives and legacy of the Resistance against the Nazis. Among the topics to be explored: the ‘Kreisau Circle’, ‘Operation Valkyrie’, Stauffenberg’s failed

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19 Aug

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The Spartan Mirage & Greek Ultra-Nationalism (1936-2020)

The fantasy of ancient Sparta has been appropriated by a number of ultra-right movements and politicians over the past century. They include Hitler's Nazis and as well as recent neo-Nazis. We examine this phenomenon in Greece in the 1930s, 1960s and over the past three decades culminating in Golden Dawn sending democratically elected Deputies to... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>The fantasy of ancient Sparta has been appropriated by a number of ultra-right movements and politicians over the past century. They include Hitler's Nazis and as well as recent neo-Nazis. We

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04 Sep

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The Hanseatic League: Powerhouse of the Medieval Baltic Sea

Dominating medieval Baltic maritime trade for four centuries the powerful Hanseatic League stretched from London in the West to Novgorod in the East. Essentially a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds it also included many inland cities and towns interested in expanding and protecting their trading interests. Membership was... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Dominating medieval Baltic maritime trade for four centuries the powerful Hanseatic League stretched from London in the West to Novgorod in the East. Essentially a commercial and defensive

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06 Sep

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Significant Women in Nazi Germany (1933-1945)

Nazi wives, concentration camp guards, film makers and actresses are part of the bleak narrative of the Third Reich (1933-1945). Students of Nazi Germany have struggled to understand the motivations for blind devotion of so many German women to Hitler and Nazism. The mysterious death of his niece Geli in 1931 focused attention on bizarre details of... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Nazi wives, concentration camp guards, film makers and actresses are part of the bleak narrative of the Third Reich (1933-1945). Students of Nazi Germany have struggled to understand the

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10 Sep

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