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Marvellous Medieval and Modern Margarets

Margaret is an ancient and noble name from Morvared, which means “pearl” in Sanskrit and Persian. This study of four English, a French and an American Margaret will focus on their life and times and their considerable achievements: Princess Margaret Rose, Margaret Beaufort, Margaret of Anjou, Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Sanger and Margaret Cavendish the Duchess of Newcastle. COURSE OUTLINE Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England 1430-1482 & Margaret Beaufort 1443-1509: Margaret... [More]
$104 Limited inc GST / $94
Marvellous Medieval and Modern Margarets

<p>Margaret is an ancient and noble name from Morvared, which means “pearl” in Sanskrit and Persian. This study of four English, a French and an American Margaret will focus on their life and times

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Introduction to Art History: France through the Ages

Over the centuries, France has played a leading role in the cultural life of Europe from the emergence of Roman and Gothic architecture to the rebellious Impressionists, creating masterpieces that gave a new meaning to the concept of art. The art forms that will be reviewed are: painting, sculpture and architecture. COURSE OUTLINE Architectural innovation and emergence of a new artistic trend: Medieval period (6th to 13th centuries): from Merovingian art to the emergence of Roman... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Introduction to Art History: France through the Ages

<p>Over the centuries, France has played a leading role in the cultural life of Europe from the emergence of Roman and Gothic architecture to the rebellious Impressionists, creating masterpieces that

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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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An Evening in Ravenna

For more than 300 years Ravenna in northern Italy was one of the world’s most important cities, as the capital of the western Roman Empire after the fall of Rome and then of succeeding Ostrogoth and Byzantine kingdoms. Its history is captured in the magnificent mosaics of the city’s ancient churches on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Visit these great buildings and some of the city’s other attractions including Dante’s tomb and the villa where Lord Byron lingered for three years with... [More]
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An Evening in Ravenna

For more than 300 years Ravenna in northern Italy was one of the world’s most important cities, as the capital of the western Roman Empire after the fall of Rome and then of succeeding Ostrogoth and

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Martin Luther: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

When a young and pious monk named Martin Luther is said to have made a bold protest in 1517 by nailing 95 theses to the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, little did he realise the storm that would break. His actions would unleash a revolution that shook the medieval church to its foundations and changed the religious and political world forever. Learn how this man’s ideas both inspired and outraged princes, clerics, popes and the Holy Roman Emperor himself.... [More]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
Martin Luther: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

<p>When a young and pious monk named Martin Luther is said to have made a bold protest in 1517 by nailing 95 theses to the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, little did he realise the

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The First Universities: Bologna, Paris, Oxford

In the 12th century, many lost works of Aristotle and other Greek scholars were rediscovered, resulting in increasing desires to learn more about the natural world and the way it could be reconciled with a Christian understanding of physical and biological processes. In addition, a need to regulate existing schools saw the earliest universities established in Bologna, Paris and Oxford in the 11th and 12th centuries. All were originally self-regulated, like a medieval guild and... [More]
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The First Universities: Bologna, Paris, Oxford

<p>In the 12th century, many lost works of Aristotle and other Greek scholars were rediscovered, resulting in increasing desires to learn more about the natural world and the way it could be

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The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487): England's First Civil War

The second half of the 15th century was a period of great violence and instability in English History. The escalation of feuds in the York and Lancastrian families led to 13 full scale battles and several murders, while the crown changed hands 6 times in the period from 1455-1487. Three of the five kings involved died violent deaths, before the Tudor dynasty emerged victorious in 1492. SUGGESTED READING Trevor Royle, The Wars of the Roses, England’s First Civil War, London 2009... [More]
$138 Limited inc GST / $124
The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487): England's First Civil War

<p>The second half of the 15th century was a period of great violence and instability in English History. The escalation of feuds in the York and Lancastrian families led to 13 full scale battles and

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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Immortalised by Katherine Hepburn in the 1968 film The Lion in Winter, Eleanor of Aquitaine was a truly remarkable woman. She was only 15 when her father died leaving Eleanor the most eligible young woman in Europe. She became by turns both Queen of France and Queen of England and despite being imprisoned for some 16 years accused of treason, she saw two of her sons crowned kings of England – Richard Lion Heart and King John. We examine the incredible story of this incredible... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Eleanor of Aquitaine

<p>Immortalised by Katherine Hepburn in the 1968 film <em>The Lion in Winter</em>, Eleanor of Aquitaine was a truly remarkable woman. She was only 15 when her father died leaving Eleanor the most

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Churches of Scandinavia: Medieval Art and Architecture

Fenno-Scandinavia is not usually associated with impressive church buildings. Impressive churches do exist in Finland, Sweden and Norway but are often overlooked while the focus rests on the Gothic masterpieces of France, Romanesque wonders of Italy and Spain or the Baroque highlights of Germany and Austria. This course will introduce some of the artistic and architectural show stoppers of Northern Europe that are well worth a sightseeing trip. SUGGESTED READING Textile treasures... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Churches of Scandinavia: Medieval Art and Architecture

<p>Fenno-Scandinavia is not usually associated with impressive church buildings. Impressive churches do exist in Finland, Sweden and Norway but are often overlooked while the focus rests on the Gothic

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Alexander von Humboldt - Lost Hero of Science

This book study - The Invention of Nature, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf (2015) examines the life of Humboldt (1769–1859), a genius in articulating why Nature had to understood from both a scientific and artistic perspective. He was a friend and mentor to many – including Joseph Banks, Goethe, Darwin, Thoreau, John Muir, and Ernst Haeckel. An incredibly inspirational biography. SUGGESTED READING Andrea Wulf, The Invention of... [More]
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Alexander von Humboldt - Lost Hero of Science

<p>This book study - <em>The Invention of Nature, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science</em> by Andrea Wulf (2015) examines the life of Humboldt (1769–1859), a genius in

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