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History Courses

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past.

The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. All developed countries maintain a National Archive and historical professions, both of which are paid for out of taxpayer money. This is in recognition of the simple fact that knowledge of the past is essential to society. What happens in the present, and what will happen in the future, is very much governed by what happened in the past. Without knowledge of the past we would be without identity, we would be lost on an endless sea of time. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney.

Iran Course II: The Glory of Ancient Persia

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated course in which we examine its rich history (from earliest times to the Islamic Revolution) as well as its remarkable art and architecture. Course... [More]
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Cultural Life in Austria, Germany and Switzerland Course: From the Middle Ages to the death of Schubert

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This history course will present an overview of the cultural history of Austria, Germany and German-speaking Switzerland from the Medieval Period to the death of Schubert, focussing on the outstanding architectural, artistic, musical and literary achievements of... [More]
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The Villas of Palladio Course

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The villas of Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) in the area near Venice are superb examples of late Renaissance architecture, adapting the legacy of the ancients to the contemporary needs of the great landowners of the region. Their decoration included classical... [More]
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Oman and Yemen: Discover the Arabian Peninsula - from Ancient to Modern

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Though smaller than most other Arab countries, the Arabian Peninsula states of Oman and Yemen represent some of the most fascinating areas of the Middle East. Unveil the mystery of the Arab kingdoms, history of their birth, rapid economic development astride the... [More]
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A Day in Herculaneum Course

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Like Pompeii, the small town of Herculaneum was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in August AD 79. The town with its shops, temples and houses was sealed under 20 metres of volcanic sludge until archaeologists brought about half of the town to light. In the... [More]
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A Day in Herculaneum Course
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
$110 inc GST

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Herod The Great: King of Jews

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Herod was of Nabataean heritage, his ancestors having converted to Judaism a century before. He was born around 74 BC in Idumea. In 49 BC he was appointed Governor of Galilee and with the help of the Roman Senate was made Client King of the Jews around 40 BC. To... [More]
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Herod The Great: King of Jews
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
$131 inc GST

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Rome's Golden Age: From Trajan to Commodus

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The accession of Trajan in AD 98 marked a new phase in the history of the Roman Empire. It was a period of confidence and prosperity with Rome expanding to its greatest extent. Emperors like Trajan, Hadrian and Antoninus Pius adopted competent successors with... [More]
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Suleiman The Magnificent: Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Suleiman I (1520-66) was the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He presided over the apex of the Empire’s military, cultural, and economic power. Suleiman led Ottoman armies against Hungary and Rhodes, and annexed much of the Middle East and North... [More]
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Cultural Connections Course: England and Denmark from the Anglo-Saxon Period to the mid-20th century

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This history course will focus on some of the major cultural connections between England and Denmark, beginning with the Anglo-Saxon period and the Viking invasions from 793 onwards, the resistance of King Alfred, the Danelaw, King Cnut and Queen Emma,... [More]
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Classic Journeys Course: The Road to Rome

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. In this classic journeys history course we look at the background of the pilgrimage to Rome, and the preparations required for a journey across Europe along the ancient Via Francigena. The Via Francigena was an ancient route once used by medieval pilgrims and... [More]
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Classic Journeys Course: The Road to Rome
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