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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.

Ibn Battuta Course: Muslim Traveller of the 14th 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. 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... [More]
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Ibn Battuta Course: Muslim Traveller of the 14th Century

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>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

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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 course introduces participants to the history of Ireland – its beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the small matters of history, geography and religion. Irish history from the past to the present in covered, encompassing luminary... [More]
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course introduces participants to the history of Ireland – its beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as

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Russian Music History Course

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. This course covers the development of music in Russia from the late 18th century to the demise of the Soviet period (1990). Unlike European nations, which can date the development of art-music to the Renaissance, political, social and religious aspects of historical Russia curtailed the establishment of an autochthonous tradition until the early 1800s.... [More]
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Russian Music History Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Music”}</p><p>This course covers the development of music in Russia from the late 18th century to the demise of the Soviet period (1990). Unlike European nations,

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Constantine the Great Course: Unconquered Emperor

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. Roman Emperor from AD 306-337, Constantine the Great was one of the most influential figures in human history. His father Flavius Constantius was ‘Augustus’, senior western Emperor in Diocletian’s Tetrarchy. Constantine was proclaimed Emperor in Britain when his father died in 306 and he... [More]
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Constantine the Great Course: Unconquered Emperor

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Roman Emperor from AD 306-337, Constantine the Great was one of the most influential figures in human history. His father Flavius Constantius was ‘

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The Story of the English Language Course

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. What has happened to make the English language of over a thousand years ago largely unintelligible to English speakers today? Why is our grammar so different from those of some otherwise closely related European languages? Why is our vocabulary so large? We will trace the influences that... [More]
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The Story of the English Language Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>What has happened to make the English language of over a thousand years ago largely unintelligible to English speakers today? Why is our grammar so

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History Course: The Decline of the Roman Empire

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. It was at dusk on 15th October 1764 when Edward Gibbon, sitting amidst the ruins on the Capitoline Hill at Rome, first conceived the idea of writing about the decline and fall of the city. His classic work which emphasised the negative effects of autocracy, barbarism and religion, has long... [More]
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History Course: The Decline of the Roman Empire

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>It was at dusk on 15th October 1764 when Edward Gibbon, sitting amidst the ruins on the Capitoline Hill at Rome, first conceived the idea of writing

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History Course: A Day in Pompeii

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 town of Pompeii, destroyed in AD79 by an eruption of Vesuvius, is one of the best preserved and best known of Roman sites, but also one of the most misrepresented. Popular accounts of the last days of Pompeii stress the sensational rather than the factual, but this study day will take... [More]
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History Course: A Day in Pompeii

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>The town of Pompeii, destroyed in AD79 by an eruption of Vesuvius, is one of the best preserved and best known of Roman sites, but also one of the most

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The Lost Kingdoms of Ethiopia Course

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. Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating countries in Africa – it has historic towns, some of which date back to the time of the Roman Empire or the Crusades, magnificent churches and the ruins of palaces. The Ethiopian monarchs claimed descent from Menelik I, whom it was believed was the... [More]
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The Lost Kingdoms of Ethiopia Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating countries in Africa – it has historic towns, some of which date back to the time of the Roman Empire or the

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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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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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