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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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The Abdication Crisis of 1936

When Edward VIII became King on the death of his father King George V in January 1936 he insisted that he should be able to marry Wallis Simpson a twice married American socialite. At the time Wallis Simpson was still married to her second husband. The new King’s decision to abdicate the throne in December 1936 plunged the nation and the British Empire into a constitutional crisis. In her recent work, That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, Anne Ebba argues that... [More]
$48 Limited inc GST
The Abdication Crisis of 1936

<p>When Edward VIII became King on the death of his father King George V in January 1936 he insisted that he should be able to marry Wallis Simpson a twice married American socialite. At the time

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Europe After Hitler: 1945-1950

After the surrender of Nazi Germany in May 1945, Europe faced devastation on several fronts. Whole cities had been ravaged. Millions of refugees were on the move across Europe. Food rationing continued for years. Greece and France were on the verge of civil war. Churchill failed to win the July 1945 election and a Labour government under Attlee was elected. Vigilante groups hunted former Nazi and Italian collaborators to dispense summary justice, while thousands were tried for... [More]
$138 Limited inc GST / $124
Europe After Hitler: 1945-1950

<p>After the surrender of Nazi Germany in May 1945, Europe faced devastation on several fronts. Whole cities had been ravaged. Millions of refugees were on the move across Europe. Food rationing

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Gdansk: From Hanseatic League to Solidarność

Gdansk (Danzig in German) once was an important city of the Hanseatic League on the shores of the Baltic at the Western end of the Vistula delta. As Poland’s main seaport it has been hotly contested throughout the centuries between Poland and Brandenburg/Prussia and later Germany. In modern times Gdansk gained worldwide attention as the location where the downfall of communism started in the 1980s. A walk around its historic centre and museums should be on every Poland tourist’s... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
Gdansk: From Hanseatic League to Solidarność

<p>Gdansk (Danzig in German) once was an important city of the Hanseatic League on the shores of the Baltic at the Western end of the Vistula delta. As Poland’s main seaport it has been hotly

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Spanish Civil War: 1936-1939

For the world it was a three year struggle between communism, fascism and democracy. For Spain it was the brutal eruption of deep internal divisions between conservative Catholic country dwellers and progressive republican urbanites that tore a society apart. Overshadowed by the subsequent WWII it is often overlooked, despite some 15,000 books written about it. Yet it pays to give it some attention to gain an understanding of present-day Spain. SUGGESTED READING The Battle For... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
Spanish Civil War: 1936-1939

<p>For the world it was a three year struggle between communism, fascism and democracy. For Spain it was the brutal eruption of deep internal divisions between conservative Catholic country dwellers

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Germany and America: Transatlantic Relationships in Times of War and Peace

This course explores the history of the US – German relations from enemies in two world wars to reliable friends and allies from 1945 until today. We will also take a closer look at the very lively cultural exchange through art, movies and music between both countries, and we will explore whether Germany was ‘Americanised’? "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change," President Trump... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Germany and America: Transatlantic Relationships in Times of War and Peace

This course explores the history of the US – German relations from enemies in two world wars to reliable friends and allies from 1945 until today. We will also take a closer look at the very lively

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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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Australian Legal History: 1788-1901

Revisit Australia’s history, getting inside the legal mindsets that framed it. Discover the personalities and principles behind ‘British’ law in Australia. Examine how lawmakers and lawyers saw terra australis from settlement to federation: sovereign claims, land use and Aborigines, legislatures and courts, prisoners, workers, women, children. Become a ‘bush lawyer’ and peruse the key legal documents that define who we were (and are). SUGGESTED READING Bruce Kercher, An Unruly... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Australian Legal History: 1788-1901

<p>Revisit Australia’s history, getting inside the legal mindsets that framed it. Discover the personalities and principles behind ‘British’ law in Australia. Examine how lawmakers and lawyers saw

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From Empire to Welfare State: Britain 1885-1951

This course will examine British political history from the late Nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War. Among the major themes that we will explore in this course are the decline of the Liberal Party and the rise of Labour party and what this reveals about the changing character of British society, the increased democratisation of politics there in this period, the British experience of the First and the Second World War and the gradual decline in Britain’s position... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
From Empire to Welfare State: Britain 1885-1951

<p>This course will examine British political history from the late Nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War. Among the major themes that we will explore in this course are the decline of

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How the British Empires Changed The World

Some historians argue that the principles and practice of the British empires created the modern world; others claim they betrayed the civilized values which the British claimed to espouse, just as contemporary American foreign policy is often said to be a betrayal of American democratic values. This course examines the rise and fall of the greatest empire the world has ever known, as a classical study of imperialism, with lookbacks to the rise and fall of other past empires and... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
How the British Empires Changed The World

<p>Some historians argue that the principles and practice of the British empires created the modern world; others claim they betrayed the civilized values which the British claimed to espouse, just

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