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The Ottoman Empire - From Osman to Erdogan

At its peak, the Ottoman Empire controlled much of three continents : Southeast Europe, parts of Central Europe, Western Asia and the Caucasus, North Africa and the Horn of Africa – an area larger than the great Roman empire. Its sultans, or caliphs, include some of the great figures of history, like Mehmed the Conqueror and Suleyman the Magnificent, and its laws live on in the legal systems of countries as diverse as Hungary and Israel, as well as in modern Turkey. This course... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
The Ottoman Empire - From Osman to Erdogan

<p>At its peak, the Ottoman Empire controlled much of three continents : Southeast Europe, parts of Central Europe, Western Asia and the Caucasus, North Africa and the Horn of Africa – an area larger

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Life in Medieval Germany

The term “Middle Ages” describes the epoch of European History between Antiquity and Modern Times. Away from the bigger picture of wars, monarchies and empire building, the way of everyday life and the smaller events shaping local economies is often overlooked. Rediscover those hidden facets of German history. COURSE OUTLINE The Medieval Epochs can be divided into three eras: Early, High and Late Middle Ages. Across these three periods we will be looking at the development of the... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Life in Medieval Germany

<p>The term “Middle Ages” describes the epoch of European History between Antiquity and Modern Times. Away from the bigger picture of wars, monarchies and empire building, the way of everyday life and

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A History of Ballet: From Europe to Australia

For ballet lovers who want to learn the history and cultural context of this art form. We analyse performances and choreographic structures, and explore the meaning of movement in different choreographic repertoires. The course outlines the origins of ballet and the milestones achieved by ballet practitioners throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Europe and Russia and its transmission to Australia. SUGGESTED READING Jennifer Homans, Apollo’s Angels: A History of... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
A History of Ballet: From Europe to Australia

<p>For ballet lovers who want to learn the history and cultural context of this art form. We analyse performances and choreographic structures, and explore the meaning of movement in different

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Asian Nations: The Demise of the European Empires in Asia 1945-1950

Huge changes took place in the Asian nations in the years immediately after World War 2. China became a Communist dictatorship in 1949 and invaded Tibet in 1950. Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Cambodia fought their European colonial masters for independence. The Korean War 1950-1953 entrenched polarised Communist and Non Communist blocs in the Cold War and remains a highly contested area of foreign policy in 2018. Japan struggled to emerge from the horrors of the atomic bombs... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
Asian Nations: The Demise of the European Empires in Asia 1945-1950

<p>Huge changes took place in the Asian nations in the years immediately after World War 2. China became a Communist dictatorship in 1949 and invaded Tibet in 1950. Indonesia, India, Vietnam and

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Culture & Society in Victorian Britain

This course will explore the social, political and cultural history of Victorian Britain and Ireland through examining a number of the key texts produced by some of the major literary figures of the period. We will examine how writers like Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Carlyle, Charlotte Brontë, Benjamin Disraeli and William Morris used contemporary events as a background for a number of their greatest works. We will also explore what books like Hard Times, Sybil,... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Culture & Society in Victorian Britain

<p>This course will explore the social, political and cultural history of Victorian Britain and Ireland through examining a number of the key texts produced by some of the major literary figures of

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November: The Gunpowder Plot 1605

Religion inspired terrorism did not begin in the 21st century. The Gunpowder Plot features fanatical Catholic traitors, spies, Jesuit priests and 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellars of the English Parliament. The plotters suffered a hideous and violent fate. The 5th of November, Guy Fawkes Night, or “bonfire night” is still commemorated widely across the UK. SUGGESTED READING Alice Hogge, Gods Secret Agents: Hatching the Gunpowder Plot, Harper, 2006 Antonia Fraser, Faith and... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Remember, Remember the 5th of November: The Gunpowder Plot 1605

<p>Religion inspired terrorism did not begin in the 21st century. The Gunpowder Plot features fanatical Catholic traitors, spies, Jesuit priests and 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellars of the

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Non-Royal Tudors and Stuarts

Most students of history are very familiar with the Tudor and Stuart royal families but not so much with the lesser mortals and their achievements have often been neglected over the centuries. There are plenty of both men and women in Government, Politics, Science, Religion, Literature and the Arts and the Military. Some became very wealthy and exercised a great deal of power. Others were executed for challenging the authority of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. SUGGESTED READING G J... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
Non-Royal Tudors and Stuarts

<p>Most students of history are very familiar with the Tudor and Stuart royal families but not so much with the lesser mortals and their achievements have often been neglected over the centuries.

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Russian Society through the Lens of Ballet

Explore the social role of Russian ballet from the twentieth century until today. Focusing on the main political events that turned ballet into a mirror of Russian society, Elisabetta investigates the impact that Russian ballet has always had on Russian and International audiences. [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Russian Society through the Lens of Ballet

Explore the social role of Russian ballet from the twentieth century until today. Focusing on the main political events that turned ballet into a mirror of Russian society, Elisabetta investigates the

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Germany's Day of Fate

Some of the most profound events in German history happened on November 9th. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the German Revolution, the 95th anniversary of Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch and the 80th anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass. Several other events, such as the Fall of the Wall, have less pronounced anniversaries this year, but nonetheless mark very important points in German history. COURSE OUTLINE Events in German history on the 9th of November: 1313 – Battle of... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Germany's Day of Fate

<p>Some of the most profound events in German history happened on November 9th. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the German Revolution, the 95th anniversary of Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch and the

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What Does it Say? The Art of Deciphering Handwritten Documents from the Late 18th Century

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Gail Davis Despite the development of optical character recognition (OCR) software (high‐speed search tools and databases that can answer research queries instantly), deciphering handwritten documents still challenges some researchers. For them, a page of ‘running writing’ can be as impenetrable as Egyptian hieroglyphics. Join Gail Davis (State Archives &... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST / $32
What Does it Say? The Art of Deciphering Handwritten Documents from the Late 18th Century

<strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong><br/><em><strong>Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney.</strong></em><br/><strong>Speaker:</strong>

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