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Glimpses of History and Literature from Famous Paintings

Consider a number of significant paintings which record historical events and personalities, explore the events and consider the artist’s involvement leading to some unexpected connections. COURSE OUTLINE Although other images will be referred to the following paintings will be the focus of various sessions. Pieter Breughel, Landscape with Icarus. Andreas Vincentino, The Battle of Lepanto. Hans Holbein, Various portraits from Tudor England George Gower, The Armada Portrait.... [More]
$142 Limited inc GST / $128
Glimpses of History and Literature from Famous Paintings

<p>Consider a number of significant paintings which record historical events and personalities, explore the events and consider the artist’s involvement leading to some unexpected connections.<br/><p>

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1000 Years of The Habsburg Dynasty

The Habsburgs ruled parts of Europe for a thousand years. At some stage their empire spanned the globe and would never see the sun setting. As staunch Catholics they played an important role during the Reformation and Counter-reformation periods of European history and exerted an important influence in the shaping of present day Europe. Over six weeks this course will examine the events and their historical consequences that are ineradicably connected to one of the world’s oldest... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
1000 Years of The Habsburg Dynasty

<p>The Habsburgs ruled parts of Europe for a thousand years. At some stage their empire spanned the globe and would never see the sun setting. As staunch Catholics they played an important role during

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The Enemy Within: Mediaeval & Modern

A recurring theme in history, we explore some of the groups labelled as the Enemy Within: the striking British miners in 1984-1985; the Cambridge spies, 1935-1965; the Tudors' ruthless pursuit of the Catholic enemy within; and more. SUGGESTED READING Simon Schama, The History of Britain Volumes 1, 2 and 3, BBC, 2000-2002 ( DVD documentary based on books 2006) Roderick Farquhar, Mao’s Last Revolution, Belknap Press, 2008 COURSE OUTLINE 20th century "enemy within "groups e.g. British... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
The Enemy Within: Mediaeval & Modern

<p>A recurring theme in history, we explore some of the groups labelled as the Enemy Within: the striking British miners in 1984-1985; the Cambridge spies, 1935-1965; the Tudors' ruthless pursuit of

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Secret Societies and Societies with Secrets - Part 2

Throughout History mysterious organisations have harboured secrets accessible only to members and sought to influence political elites. It is not necessary to have attended Secret Societies Part 1 which was featured in the Summer 2017 program SUGGESTED READING Life Magazine edition, The Hidden World of Secret Societies, Vol 12 No 9, June 2012 Mark Booth, Secret History of the World, Overlook Press, 2010 COURSE OUTLINE The aims, members, and rituals across a selection of secret... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Secret Societies and Societies with Secrets - Part 2

<p>Throughout History mysterious organisations have harboured secrets accessible only to members and sought to influence political elites. It is not necessary to have attended Secret Societies Part 1

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Classic Journeys: Lithuania - Last of the Baltic Pagans

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the last pagan state in Europe. Landlocked and protected by dense forests and impassable wetlands, Lithuania was spared the fate of the other Baltic peoples, who were either converted or killed by German and Scandinavian colonizers between the late 12th and early 14th centuries. But Lithuania did succumb to the imperial onslaughts of Russia in the 18th century. SUGGESTED READING From Russia with Lunch – David Smiedt, University of Queensland Press,... [More]
$122 Limited inc GST / $110
Classic Journeys: Lithuania - Last of the Baltic Pagans

<p>The Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the last pagan state in Europe. Landlocked and protected by dense forests and impassable wetlands, Lithuania was spared the fate of the other Baltic peoples, who

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