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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 the University of Sydney.

Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

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 island of Sicily preserves a rich heritage from antiquity. Inhabited from the Palaeolithic Era, the location of Sicily saw it as a crossroads of the Mediterranean and numerous colonies were established by the Greeks and Phoenicians. Superb cities developed, many preserving remarkably... [More]
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History Course: Medieval 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 Arabs invaded Sassanid Persia in the mid 7th Century AD bringing the Islamization of the region and the gradual decline of Zoroastrianism. Despite this, Persian culture would have a great influence on these and all subsequent conquerors, with mediaeval Persia producing some of 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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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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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger
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Classic Journeys: Van Diemen's Land

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. Colonial Tasmania was once known as Van Diemen’s Land. For some, the life was good, for others not so. Yet communities survived and later prospered. Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 visited his small island colony twice, travelling the route between... [More]
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Classic Journeys: Van Diemen's Land
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Malta Course: From Prehistory to Napoleon

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 islands of Malta have always been a crossroads of civilisations producing diverse cultural influences on its people. Famous for its Neolithic stone temples, the islands of Malta was later occupied by the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans. The Arabs and Normans incorporated the islands... [More]
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Malta Course: From Prehistory to Napoleon
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Andalusia Course: The Moors in Spain (AD 711-1492)

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 Arabs and Berbers invaded Spain from North Africa in 711 and they would control the region till the fall of Granada in 1492. During almost 800 years, the ‘Moors’ created a brilliant and dynamic multi-ethnic society which blended elements of Islamic, Jewish and Christian culture. We... [More]
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Portraits of Pre-Revolutionary France Course: The 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries

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 will focus on some of the major figures in the cultural life of pre-revolutionary France, beginning with Michel de Montaigne, the outstanding essayist, traveller and mayor of Bordeaux. The cultural significance of the work of the poet Antoine de Baïf and the composer... [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. 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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Cultural Connections Course: England and Denmark from the Anglo-Saxon Period to the mid-20th century

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 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, Hardincanute, Edward the Confessor,... [More]
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