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The Night of the Long Knives: Operation Hummingbird

In June 1934, Hitler ordered the massacre of hundreds of brown shirted Nazi party storm troopers and their SA leader Ernst Roehm demonstrating his ruthlessness in the early years of the regime. Historians regard Operation Hummingbird as a classic example of the effective elimination of perceived enemies and consolidation of power. Hitler sacrificed Roehm his old comrade in arms for political expediency. The army and the SS prevailed but the SA did not. SUGGESTED READING Richard... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
The Night of the Long Knives: Operation Hummingbird

<p>In June 1934, Hitler ordered the massacre of hundreds of brown shirted Nazi party storm troopers and their SA leader Ernst Roehm demonstrating his ruthlessness in the early years of the regime.

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The Early Irish and Anglo-Saxon Monks and the Rebirth of Learning

Following the fall of the Roman Empire, Western Europe was overrun by invading Germanic tribes, with the exception of Ireland. Starting in the 500’s it was the missionary work of Irish monks and their Anglo Saxon pupils, which re-Christianised many parts of Western Europe and resulted in an Anglo Saxon monk becoming patron saint of Germany. Discover how they recommenced learning in Scotland, England, Switzerland, Germany, Bohemia, northern Italy and even as far as Kiev in Russia.... [More]
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The Early Irish and Anglo-Saxon Monks and the Rebirth of Learning

<p>Following the fall of the Roman Empire, Western Europe was overrun by invading Germanic tribes, with the exception of Ireland. Starting in the 500’s it was the missionary work of Irish monks and

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The Use and Misuse of Art in Nazi Propaganda

In Nazi Germany art became a weapon and a force capable of persuading the public. From ‘Degenerate Art’ and the appropriation of symbols from famous paintings – the Nazis fine-tuned their campaign – to stimulate the responses of the people. Please note: Course fee includes entrance fee admission to the Sydney Jewish Museum. This course will stop taking enrolments on close of business 2nd July 2018. [More]
$78 Limited inc GST / $70
The Use and Misuse of Art in Nazi Propaganda

In Nazi Germany art became a weapon and a force capable of persuading the public. From ‘Degenerate Art’ and the appropriation of symbols from famous paintings – the Nazis fine-tuned their campaign –

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Art History: Italian Renaissance

The course is devised for people who would like to develop their interest in works of art and the discipline of art history. This course will analyse Italian Renaissance from the two powerful artistic rivals of that time, Florence and Venice. The “Disegno” (drawing) in Florence and the “colorito” (coloring) in Venice are two distinctive artistic achievements that differ not only in execution and appearance but in their very conception. Review the work of some of the most... [More]
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Art History: Italian Renaissance

<p>The course is devised for people who would like to develop their interest in works of art and the discipline of art history. This course will analyse Italian Renaissance from the two powerful

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Dickens and "Oliver Twist"

Oliver Twist was one of Charles Dickens' earliest novels, and it remains his most popular. Its beloved characters quickly became cultural archetypes and have remained so for more than 170 years. At the time of its release, Oliver’s plight affected the Victorian cultural perception of childhood, poverty and the dispossessed. No longer could these be ignored by the ‘haves’ in society. Walter Mason, vice-president of the NSW Dickens Society, examines how this remarkable novel managed... [More]
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Dickens and "Oliver Twist"

Oliver Twist was one of Charles Dickens' earliest novels, and it remains his most popular. Its beloved characters quickly became cultural archetypes and have remained so for more than 170 years. At

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200th Anniversary of the Birth of Emily Brontë

An overview of the author’s biography, the cultural and social circumstances under which she wrote, and an opportunity to critically analyse Wuthering Heights, the one and only novel Emily Brontë produced during her lifetime. SUGGESTED READING Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights COURSE OUTLINE Introducing the author – biography Analysing the context Analysing the genre Discussing the reception of Wuthering Heights Reading the novel from a feminist perspective PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
200th Anniversary of the Birth of Emily Brontë

<p>An overview of the author’s biography, the cultural and social circumstances under which she wrote, and an opportunity to critically analyse <em>Wuthering Heights</em>, the one and only novel Emily

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