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A History of Ballet: From its Roots to the 19th Century

A theoretical introduction to the history of ballet for ballet lovers who want to learn the history of this art form from its beginning to the end of nineteenth century. The aim of the course is to improve our understanding of the meaning of performances, choreography and of movement. The course outlines the origins of ballet and the milestones achieved by ballet practitioners throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Europe and Russia. SUGGESTED READING Jennifer... [More]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
A History of Ballet: From its Roots to the 19th Century

<p>A theoretical introduction to the history of ballet for ballet lovers who want to learn the history of this art form from its beginning to the end of nineteenth century. The aim of the course is to

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Persian Glories: An Introduction to the History, Art & Culture of Iran

Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past and diversity of cultures and peoples as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated lecture series in which we discuss Iran’s fascinating history and travel through its superb mountain and desert landscapes. Among the sites we visit are the awe-inspiring Achaemenid palaces and tombs of Persepolis, Susa, and Naqsh-i-Rustam. We will also enter the lesser known, but equally powerful, world of the Sasanians whose... [More]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
Persian Glories: An Introduction to the History, Art & Culture of Iran

<p>Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past and diversity of cultures and peoples as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated lecture series in which we discuss Iran’s

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History's Greatest Love Stories

Ancient, Medieval and Modern History is littered with great love stories. Some are both tragic and romantic, even heroic, while others are less so. The romantic entanglements of Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, have enthralled students of history for over 2000 years. Whilst the love story of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas resulted in one of the most sensational criminal trials in English history at the end of the 19th century. All these stories reveal a great deal about... [More]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
History's Greatest Love Stories

<p>Ancient, Medieval and Modern History is littered with great love stories. Some are both tragic and romantic, even heroic, while others are less so. The romantic entanglements of Cleopatra, the last

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The Development of Western Democracy

We will consider key events in England, America and France that led to replacement of Monarchical Governments with Modern Liberal Democracies. We will consider the theories and social changes that drove these democratic developments and look at some of the tension found within. Finally we will look at some of the challenges facing democracy in the 21st Century. COURSE OUTLINE The Glorious Revolution of 1688 – events, antecedents and social and theoretic forces behind it. Thomas... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
The Development of Western Democracy

<p>We will consider key events in England, America and France that led to replacement of Monarchical Governments with Modern Liberal Democracies. We will consider the theories and social changes that

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Caliphate of Córdoba: 700 Years of Muslim Rule in Spain

During the period of Muslim rule (711-1236), Córdoba rose to one of the world’s major political, financial and cultural centres. At its height, the Caliphate of Córdoba covered almost all of the Iberian Peninsula, before disintegrating into many smaller kingdoms following infighting. This course will shed some light on 500 years of Córdoba’s history plus an additional two centuries in Granada until the final completion of Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 1492.... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Caliphate of Córdoba: 700 Years of Muslim Rule in Spain

<p>During the period of Muslim rule (711-1236), Córdoba rose to one of the world’s major political, financial and cultural centres. At its height, the Caliphate of Córdoba covered almost all of the

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Lives of the Early Tudor Queens

The lives of the early Tudor Queens will be revealed when we focus on the extraordinary and brave women who married into the ‘royal’ Tudor family. From 1485 when Henry VII became King, rather unexpectedly, through the reign of Henry VIII, who married 6 times, to 1553 when Edward VI died young and threw the country into political and religious chaos due to rival claimants to the throne and no clear line of succession. Come and meet these fascinating women who married the Tudor Kings... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
Lives of the Early Tudor Queens

<p>The lives of the early Tudor Queens will be revealed when we focus on the extraordinary and brave women who married into the ‘royal’ Tudor family. From 1485 when Henry VII became King, rather

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Britain's Noble Families: The Powers Behind the Throne?

For at least ten centuries, from the time of the Norman invasion in 1066, a small number of noble families have dominated British political and social life, generally behind the scenes, sometimes as prominent advisers to royalty and to Parliament. Many of them intermarried, to strengthen their power, and many have married into successive royal houses. This course introduces about 20 of these families and looks at their varied roles in British history. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction;... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
Britain's Noble Families: The Powers Behind the Throne?

<p>For at least ten centuries, from the time of the Norman invasion in 1066, a small number of noble families have dominated British political and social life, generally behind the scenes, sometimes

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Medicine and Healing in the Middle Ages

Medicine and healing in the Middle Ages was based on ancient written sources and customary practices. While those in the business of healing had little idea what actually caused illnesses in the first place, there was no lack of theories or cures for whatever ailed you. From university trained physicians to barber surgeons, and including midwives and wise-women, come and learn about the theories and the cures behind illness and healing in the Middle Ages. SUGGESTED READING... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Medicine and Healing in the Middle Ages

<p>Medicine and healing in the Middle Ages was based on ancient written sources and customary practices. While those in the business of healing had little idea what actually caused illnesses in the

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A History of Ballet: From Europe to Australia

A theoretical course centred on the history of ballet for those who want to learn the history of this art form and its development during twentieth century. During this course, we will analyse performances, choreographic structures and we will explore the meaning of movement in different choreographic repertoires. The course outlines the legacy of Russian ballet in Europe and its transmission to Australia. SUGGESTED READING Jennifer Homans, Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet,... [More]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
A History of Ballet: From Europe to Australia

<p>A theoretical course centred on the history of ballet for those who want to learn the history of this art form and its development during twentieth century. During this course, we will analyse

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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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