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14th Century Europe: Famine, War and Plague

A series cataclysmic events reduced the population of Europe by a third and with it provided a crucial turning point in Western History. We look first at the population boom of the 13th century to a point of over population, then the change to a cooler wetter climate in the late 13th century, the resulting famines that followed and the general decline in population to the mid 14th century. The outbreak of the 100 years war between France and England in 1337, followed in 1346 by the... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
14th Century Europe: Famine, War and Plague

<p>A series cataclysmic events reduced the population of Europe by a third and with it provided a crucial turning point in Western History. We look first at the population boom of the 13th century to

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The First Crusade - "The Most Miraculous Undertaking since the Resurrection of Jesus"

A contemporary chronicler described the First Crusade as the most miraculous undertaking since the resurrection of Jesus. Why did Pope Urban II call for holy war in 1095, why was the response from elites and common folk so dramatic, and why did 100,000 people journey 4,000 kilometres from Europe to Jerusalem in apparent pursuit of a spiritual goal? This course explores the context of the First Crusade, the crusade campaign and the implications for European history. The course will... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
The First Crusade - "The Most Miraculous Undertaking since the Resurrection of Jesus"

A contemporary chronicler described the First Crusade as the most miraculous undertaking since the resurrection of Jesus. Why did Pope Urban II call for holy war in 1095, why was the response from

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Anarchism - A History

The long and complex history of the movement against all authority tells us much about ourselves and our way of being today. We examine the struggles to create a system of government which emphasises the creative individual in communion with others; the joy and demands of collective action in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the bloody failures and the continuation of hope through close analysis of the writings of anarchists and their biographers. SUGGESTED READING Anarchy... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
Anarchism - A History

<p>The long and complex history of the movement against all authority tells us much about ourselves and our way of being today. We examine the struggles to create a system of government which

...

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Medieval and Early Modern Ireland: High Kingship to Tudor Kingdom 600 to 1600

The assimilation of the Celtic and Christian cultures, begun by 600 AD, became irrevocable by 1600. High Kings were central to Celtic Christian Ireland’s sense of itself for 700 years until thwarted by Norman invasions around 1170. A social balance was re-established between Gaelic and English cultures and communities but the Tudor demand for centralisation dictated that religious Reformation must lead to political re-formation, plunging Ireland into a century’s re-conquest.... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Medieval and Early Modern Ireland: High Kingship to Tudor Kingdom 600 to 1600

<p>The assimilation of the Celtic and Christian cultures, begun by 600 AD, became irrevocable by 1600. High Kings were central to Celtic Christian Ireland’s sense of itself for 700 years until

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British Prime Ministers Who Made History

Explore the lives and times of six influential British Prime Ministers, from the Second World War to the present day. We start with Winston Churchill’s decisive leadership at a time of national crisis during World War II – before moving onto the Attlee’s ground-breaking post 1945 Labour Government, Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. Finishing with Theresa May, whose plan for an orderly British ‘Brexit’ from the European Union seems to be in disarray. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
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British Prime Ministers Who Made History

<p>Explore the lives and times of six influential British Prime Ministers, from the Second World War to the present day. We start with Winston Churchill’s decisive leadership at a time of national

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$38 Limited inc GST / $34
British Prime Ministers Who Made History

<p>Explore the lives and times of six influential British Prime Ministers, from the Second World War to the present day. We start with Winston Churchill’s decisive leadership at a time of national

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
British Prime Ministers Who Made History

<p>Explore the lives and times of six influential British Prime Ministers, from the Second World War to the present day. We start with Winston Churchill’s decisive leadership at a time of national

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
British Prime Ministers Who Made History

<p>Explore the lives and times of six influential British Prime Ministers, from the Second World War to the present day. We start with Winston Churchill’s decisive leadership at a time of national

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
British Prime Ministers Who Made History

<p>Explore the lives and times of six influential British Prime Ministers, from the Second World War to the present day. We start with Winston Churchill’s decisive leadership at a time of national

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
British Prime Ministers Who Made History

<p>Explore the lives and times of six influential British Prime Ministers, from the Second World War to the present day. We start with Winston Churchill’s decisive leadership at a time of national

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
British Prime Ministers Who Made History

<p>Explore the lives and times of six influential British Prime Ministers, from the Second World War to the present day. We start with Winston Churchill’s decisive leadership at a time of national

...

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Europe 1880-1914: A "Belle Époche"?

How might we view Europe before World War I? It was an age of progress, certainly, and an age that prided itself on keeping peace throughout Europe. It was an age of social movements, growing anti-Semitism, and political tensions, nevertheless. And it was the era that led to World War I. We will examine the many dimensions of European culture, society, and politics in this age of contradictions. SUGGESTED READING Christopher Clark, Sleepwalkers. How Europe Went to War in 1914 Eric... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Europe 1880-1914: A "Belle Époche"?

<p>How might we view Europe before World War I? It was an age of progress, certainly, and an age that prided itself on keeping peace throughout Europe. It was an age of social movements, growing

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Wicked Kings and Queens of Medieval England Reconsidered

This course takes another look at the reigns of the so-called wicked medieval and early-modern monarchs of England to consider the extent to which they deserve these labels. Four ‘wicked’ monarchs shall be discussed: Bad King John, Richard III, Henry VIII, and Bloody Mary. The policies, politics, and personalities of these notorious monarchs shall be examined, in order to reconsider whether they deserve their reputations. SUGGESTED READING 1215: The Year of the Magna Carta, Danny... [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
Wicked Kings and Queens of Medieval England Reconsidered

<p>This course takes another look at the reigns of the so-called wicked medieval and early-modern monarchs of England to consider the extent to which they deserve these labels. Four ‘wicked’ monarchs

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St Petersburg and the Tsars

St Petersburg is the creation of one far-sighed ruler, Peter the Great, who founded it as a window onto the West. Despite being built in an inhospitable environment, it developed into one of the world’s most striking cities. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be able to: Appreciate the special history of St Petersburg and its role as a window onto the West. Assess the challenges of its geographical setting. Assess the beauty of its architectural... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
St Petersburg and the Tsars

<p>St Petersburg is the creation of one far-sighed ruler, Peter the Great, who founded it as a window onto the West. Despite being built in an inhospitable environment, it developed into one of the

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Writing after Auschwitz: Nazism and the Holocaust in Post-War German Literature

After the Second World War, German literature has constantly been affected by its controversial past. The impact of the Nazi regime, and of the Holocaust, and their ethical, political and aesthetic implications, have concerned not only the writers of the first generation, who directly experienced those years, but also the authors of the following generations, who have refused any form of escapism in order to stand testimony to a past that still persists. SUGGESTED READING The... [More]
$222 Limited inc GST / $200
Writing after Auschwitz: Nazism and the Holocaust in Post-War German Literature

<p>After the Second World War, German literature has constantly been affected by its controversial past. The impact of the Nazi regime, and of the Holocaust, and their ethical, political and aesthetic

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Culture Clash: Fiach McHugh O'Byrne and Black Tom Butler

Two Renaissance men, Fiach McHugh O’Byrne of Ranelagh and Black Tom Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond, typify the clash of the Old Gaelic and New English views of Ireland. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, O’Byrne was the last major leader of Gaelic Ireland on Ireland’s east coast and Butler was the virtual leader of English Ireland. Consider the disparate fates of these Elizabethans during the decisive half-century of Irish re-conquest. SUGGESTED RADING Nicholas Canny, The... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Culture Clash: Fiach McHugh O'Byrne and Black Tom Butler

<p>Two Renaissance men, Fiach McHugh O’Byrne of Ranelagh and Black Tom Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond, typify the clash of the Old Gaelic and New English views of Ireland. During the reign of Queen

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.