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World History

Can we understand our present if we do not understand our past? From Europe to Asia, and the medieval period to the modern day, explore the events and characters that have shaped our world. WEA Sydney offers the chance to study in a relaxed environment and our central CBD location is easily accessible by public transport.

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A History of Israel

Israel has huge significance in the history of world religions. Judaism gave birth to Christianity and these two were later joined by the third “Peoples of the Book”, Islam. Whether it was called Canaan, Judea, Israel or Palestine it has been central to the meeting of East and West. Conquered by many, it changed again in the 20th century when the... [More]
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<p>Israel has huge significance in the history of world religions. Judaism gave birth to Christianity and these two were later joined by the third “Peoples of the Book”, Islam. Whether it was called

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13 May
$149 Limited / $134

<p>Israel has huge significance in the history of world religions. Judaism gave birth to Christianity and these two were later joined by the third “Peoples of the Book”, Islam. Whether it was called

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13 May

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Ukraine and Nuclear Weapons

There are nuclear weapon implications of the Ukraine conflict. A country with nuclear weapons (such as Russia, China and North Korea) will not be attacked by the US. But a country without nuclear weapons (such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya) is vulnerable to attack. Will governments decide they must now have nuclear weapons to defend themselves?... [More]
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<p>There are nuclear weapon implications of the Ukraine conflict. A country with nuclear weapons (such as Russia, China and North Korea) will not be attacked by the US. But a country without nuclear

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27 May

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China in the South Pacific

China is improving its military ties with the Solomon Islands. Is China trying to create a South Pacific empire? Is it trying to replace Australia as the “sheriff of the South Pacific”? How has China been able to establish this beachhead? What are Australia’s options? DELIVERY MODE Online... [More]
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<p>China is improving its military ties with the Solomon Islands. Is China trying to create a South Pacific empire? Is it trying to replace Australia as the “sheriff of the South Pacific”? How has

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03 Jun

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Contending Warriors of God

The most decisive conflicts in the Third Crusade (1189-1192) were fought between the armies of the sultan Salah ad-Din and king Richard I of England. Both men were determined to win and hold the holy city of Jerusalem for their contending faiths, but respected each other and were chivalrous in both victory and defeat. They exchanged gifts and... [More]
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The most decisive conflicts in the Third Crusade (1189-1192) were fought between the armies of the sultan Salah ad-Din and king Richard I of England. Both men were determined to win and hold the holy

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03 Jun

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New Economic Threats: Inflation and Stagflation

With the post-COVID economic recovery underway and with disruptions to the global supply chain, there are now fears of western economies overheating, and so leading to inflation. With all the COVID relief funds sloshing around, there are even fears of stagflation (a mixture of inflation and economic stagnation). Are we returning to the mid-1970s?... [More]
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With the post-COVID economic recovery underway and with disruptions to the global supply chain, there are now fears of western economies overheating, and so leading to inflation. With all the COVID

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10 Jun

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Josephus, Turncoat Historian

The works of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus were more widely read in mediaeval Europe than any book other than the Bible, and still fascinates historians. They are an extraordinary eye-witness to a momentous period in history when the Jewish state was destroyed, and a new religion was born. We will study his life of intrigue and deception,... [More]
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<p>The works of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus were more widely read in mediaeval Europe than any book other than the Bible, and still fascinates historians. They are an extraordinary

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19 Jun

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Grover Cleveland: The Great Two-Timer

Grover Cleveland is generally remembered only as the only American president to serve two non-consecutive terms. In between, he lost an election, although he won the most votes. But Cleveland was also the only president to be married in the White House, and a politician who fought corruption at four levels – in his party, in City Hall, in his state... [More]
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<p>Grover Cleveland is generally remembered only as the only American president to serve two non-consecutive terms. In between, he lost an election, although he won the most votes. But Cleveland was

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24 Jun

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