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History. 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 at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Alexander the Great Course: Conqueror of the World

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. Alexander the Great, the son of King Philip II of Macedon, inherited the throne in 336 BC at the age of 20. Two years later he began a series of campaigns which broke the power of the Persians, creating an empire which stretched from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. Alexander died in... [More]
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$144 Limited inc GST
Alexander the Great Course: Conqueror of the World

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Alexander the Great, the son of King Philip II of Macedon, inherited the throne in 336 BC at the age of 20. Two years later he began a series of

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Classic Journeys Course: Who was William Shakespeare? A Journey from Stratford to London

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. Who was Shakespeare? Did he really write those plays? And does he still matter? We are going to find out by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to explore this man and his times. Shakespeare was born in just the right place at the right time; Elizabethan... [More]
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$145 Limited inc GST
Classic Journeys Course: Who was William Shakespeare? A Journey from Stratford to London

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Who was Shakespeare? Did he really write those plays? And does he still matter? We are going to find out by embarking on a wonderful journey from

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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. This history course provides an introduction to Irish History through including beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the small matter of history, geography and religion. The class covers Irish History from the past to the present,... [More]
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$151 Limited inc GST
Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This history course provides an introduction to Irish History through including beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling

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Morocco Course: The Islamic Kingdoms

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. During the medieval period the region of Morocco had a rich and dynamic culture which was a blend of Arab and Berber influences. The area came under the control of Muslims within a few years of the death of Mohamed. Berber regimes subsequently created an Empire which included most of North... [More]
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$144 Limited inc GST
Morocco Course: The Islamic Kingdoms

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>During the medieval period the region of Morocco had a rich and dynamic culture which was a blend of Arab and Berber influences. The area came under

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Egypt's Golden Age Course: The Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. This course examines the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC), the early part of the New Kingdom, when Egypt acquired an Empire in the Near East and Nubia. Participants will explore the history of Egypt from the expulsion of the Hyksos down to the end of the 18th Dynasty, a phase when the country... [More]
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Out of Africa Course: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. Archaeological research has been able to identify important examples of the evolution of modern humans from ape-like ancestors. Important finds were made by Louis Leakey in Olduvai Gorge which made it clear that early humans arose in east Africa. Subsequent finds, including the famous... [More]
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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated Study Day in which we examine Iran’s most powerful empires. Among the sites we visit are the awe-inspiring Achaemenid palaces and tombs of Persepolis, Susa, and Naqsh-i Rustam.... [More]
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History Course: Ancient Persia

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. The region of Persia (modern Iran and beyond), has a long and complex history. Inhabited for 100,000 years ago, the region developed complex urban society under the Elamites. The Medes were the first to politically unify the region in 625 BC. Cyrus the Great subsequently founded the... [More]
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Medieval Sicily Course: Byzantines, Arabs and Normans

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. Sicily is located in the centre of the Mediterranean and has always been a cross roads of various cultures. In late antiquity the island was ruled by the Vandals, Goths and then the Byzantine Empire. In mediaeval times Sicily was invaded by Muslims from North Africa who created a dynamic... [More]
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Vignettes of France Course: from Joan of Arc to the Revolution

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. This course will be of relevance to those people interested in French studies, French civilisation and those studying the French language, providing cultural background to language work. Aims This history course will focus on the life of several outstanding figures in French civilisation... [More]
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