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A Morning In the Louvre Museum

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum was founded in the 1793. Heir to the century of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, the Louvre was quickly accepted as the “museum among museums”. This morning we will examine 10 objects from the museum’s ancient collection, some famous, others obscure, all of them fascinating. The objects will be viewed into their social, cultural and political contexts. COURSE OUTLINE The Venus de Milo (really the Aphrodite of Melos) Small bust of an... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
A Morning In the Louvre Museum

<p>The Louvre or the Louvre Museum was founded in the 1793. Heir to the century of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, the Louvre was quickly accepted as the “museum among museums”. This

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Ancient Egypt: 3000 Years of History

Ideal for the traveller or Egyptophile, this course will give a broad outline of the history of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic Period to the death of Cleopatra VII. Emphasis will be given to placing Egypt’s famous monuments and individuals in an overall historical context. Students will read ancient Egyptian documents in translation and be introduced to the archaeology of Ancient Egypt. SUGGESTED READING The Eye of Horus, Gae Callender, Longman Cheshire 1993 The Oxford History... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Ancient Egypt: 3000 Years of History

<p>Ideal for the traveller or Egyptophile, this course will give a broad outline of the history of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic Period to the death of Cleopatra VII. Emphasis will be given to

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History of Law

Examine the history of law, and the thinkers and events that have shaped our legal heritage in the West, particularly the common law tradition. We study philosophers from Ancient Greece and developments in Rome; the medieval world, the Magna Carta, and the English revolution; and the American, French and industrial revolutions to arrive at an undrestanding of the law that governs us in the 21st century. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction: What is Law? Law in the Ancient World The Medieval... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
History of Law

<p>Examine the history of law, and the thinkers and events that have shaped our legal heritage in the West, particularly the common law tradition. We study philosophers from Ancient Greece and

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A Morning in the British Museum

The British Museum houses an amazing assortment of incredible artefacts from the ancient and medieval worlds. On this morning we will examine 10 objects from the museum, some famous, others obscure, all of them fascinating. The objects will be viewed into their social, cultural and political contexts. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of the course, students should be able to: Understand and appreciate the British Museum’s mission statement. Gain a respect for the ancient world... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
A Morning in the British Museum

<p>The British Museum houses an amazing assortment of incredible artefacts from the ancient and medieval worlds. On this morning we will examine 10 objects from the museum, some famous, others obscure

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Ancient Mesopotamia: The Land Between the Rivers

Mesopotamia represents one of the cradles of civilization, associated today with the names of the great opulent cities of Nineveh and Babylon. Explore this ancient civilization, from its beginnings in the early 3rd millennium BC until the mid 1st millennium BC through a study of languages and writing systems, important textual sources, and the history of the Assyrian and Babylonian empires. Mesopotamia was the cradle for one of the world’s great ancient civilizations, that of the... [More]
$104 Limited inc GST / $94
Ancient Mesopotamia: The Land Between the Rivers

<p>Mesopotamia represents one of the cradles of civilization, associated today with the names of the great opulent cities of Nineveh and Babylon. Explore this ancient civilization, from its beginnings

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The Spread of Islam

Once the Arab armies had burst out from the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean world changed. Islam became the dominant religion in many areas of the old Byzantine and Persian Empires, with building types copying the Islamic glories of Jerusalem & Damascus. This illustrated session traces this process, and then the later years of Islamic consolidation, and the rise of independent caliphs, as we examine Jerusalem, Damascus, Tunisia, Cairo, Morocco, Andalusia, and more. Then onto... [More]

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