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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.

History Course: Hadrian the Builder

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us on a grand tour of the Roman Empire as we follow in the footsteps of Hadrian the builder. The emperor Hadrian who reigned 117-138AD, was both a tireless traveller and an enthusiastic builder. In Rome, and during his travels throughout the provinces of the Roman Empire, Hadrian initiated numerous building projects that even today constitute an impressive architectural legacy. We follow Hadrian to Athens (where he built his new... [More]
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History Course: Hadrian the Builder

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History Course: The Ottoman Renaissance, 1413-1575

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us for a fascinating exploration of the artistic and cultural traditions of the Ottoman Renaissance. The course primarily focuses on the development of Ottoman mosque and monumental tomb architecture, and also includes other decorative arts including Iznik ceramics, calligraphy, and the arts of the book. We will also engage in several contemporary discussions of architecture and its intersection with both state ideology and cultural... [More]
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History Course: The Ottoman Renaissance, 1413-1575

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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course explores the Emerald Isle from its Celtic, Viking and Norman history to its geography, language and culture. Learn about the pivotal figures that shaped Ireland’s history, the influence of the Irish diaspora on the world and the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: demonstrate a general understanding of the history and geography of Ireland discuss the geo-political... [More]
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course explores the Emerald Isle from its Celtic, Viking and Norman history to its geography, language and culture. Learn about the pivotal

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History Course: The Villa of the Papyri and its Treasures

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Still largely buried under 20 metres of volcanic sludge from the AD79 eruption of Vesuvius, this sumptuous Roman villa may yet yield incredible artistic and literary treasures. When it was tunnelled into during the 18th century, 62 fine bronzes and 22 marble statues were discovered and removed. The contents of an ancient library with over 1,800 charred papyrus scrolls were also recovered. What might still be there and what if Vesuvius were... [More]
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History Course: The Villa of the Papyri and its Treasures

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Still largely buried under 20 metres of volcanic sludge from the AD79 eruption of Vesuvius, this sumptuous Roman villa may yet yield incredible

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History Course: Topkapi Palace and the Harem of the Ottoman Empire, 1533-1659

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us on a fascinating journey through the magnificent Topkapi Palace to explore its art and architecture; the lives of its sultans; the culture of the harem; and the politics of the Ottoman Empire. Istanbul’s legendary palace holds the secrets of the women of the harem and the sultans who ruled for four centuries. It was once both a seat of government and a private residence, and is perhaps the best preserved of the Islamic medieval and... [More]
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History Course: Topkapi Palace and the Harem of the Ottoman Empire, 1533-1659

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join us on a fascinating journey through the magnificent Topkapi Palace to explore its art and architecture; the lives of its sultans; the culture of

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History Course: The Villas of Palladio

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us for a day exploring the history, art and architecture of the magnificent villas of Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Near to Venice, the villas of Palladio 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 ornament and frescoes, some by masters such as Veronese and Zelotti. We will examine the... [More]
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History Course: The Villas of Palladio

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join us for a day exploring the history, art and architecture of the magnificent villas of Andrea Palladio (1508-1580).</p><p>Near to Venice, the

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Ibn Battuta Course: Muslim Traveller of the 14th Century

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Ibn Battuta is considered one of the greatest travellers of all time. He set out from his native city of Tangier in 1325 at the age of 21 on a pilgrimage to Mecca. By the time he returned, 29 years later, he had visited most of the Muslim world as far as China. This course will examine the first part of his remarkable journey; his travels from Tangier to Constantinople (modern Istanbul). We will explore the contemporary cultures that Ibn... [More]
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History Course: The Ottomans and the Early Modern World, 1400-1600

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us and learn how the Ottoman expansion into Europe fostered contacts between the East and West, created a dialogue between cultures and lead to an enduring exchange of ideas and practices. This course examines the role of the early modern Ottoman civilisation in the European Renaissance, especially in Italy. Just as commercial goods travelled between two regions, so too did cultural ideas and translations of power, pleasure, wealth... [More]
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Egypt's Golden Age Course: The Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course examines the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC) when Egypt acquired an Empire in the Near East and Nubia. We will explore the history of Egypt from the expulsion of the Hyksos down to the end of the 18th Dynasty. This was a period when the country was at its most cosmopolitan, wealthy and dynamic, an era of pharaohs such as Tuthmosis I, Hatshepsut, Tuthmosis III, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. The course examines the... [More]
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History Course: The Legacy of Islamic Civilisations 632-1924

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course will take you on a journey through the history of Islamic civilisations; beginning with the Dark Ages in the 7th Century, through the Renaissance in the 16th century, until the beginning of the 20th century when the Ottoman Caliphate was abolished in 1924. The Dark Ages was a particularly interesting period, with Islamic civilisations flourishing and stretching from China in the East to Spain in the West. In what ways can... [More]
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