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History Course: Napoleon in Egypt

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join our newest history course from Michael Birrell and learn all about Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt. When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798 with 335 ships and 40,000 men, it was the largest long-distance sea-borne force in history. Napoleon took with him more than 150 scientists (or savants) including mathematicians, linguists, artists and writers, with a view to recording everything they saw in this strange and exotic country.... [More]
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History Course: Napoleon in Egypt

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join our newest history course from Michael Birrell and learn all about Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt.</p><p>When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in

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History Course: Ancient Persia

History. See the future. It’s in the past. 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 Persian Empire in 550 BC. His heirs would expand Persian power to incorporate much of the ancient Middle East, creating a multi-ethnic Commonwealth that lasted... [More]
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History Course: Ancient Persia

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

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History Course: Medieval France

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course explores the development of the nation-state of France during the medieval years, from AD 987 – 1328. We will explore the gradual move to a more secular society, the growth of science, and the influence of science on the arts. Aims This course aims to explore the changes in French society from the 10th to 14th century, providing you with insight into the cultural trends and movements of that place and time in history. Outcomes... [More]
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History Course: Medieval France

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course explores the development of the nation-state of France during the medieval years, from AD 987 – 1328. We will explore the gradual move to a

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Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

History. See the future. It’s in the past. 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 examples of Greek religious architecture. Conflict between the Greeks and the Carthaginians in the third Century BC saw Rome become involved and the... [More]
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Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

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

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History Course: Ancient Cities of Western Turkey

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join our short history course and learn about the ancient Greeks and the many cities they established along the Aegean coast of Western Turkey. These impressive cities included: Pergamum, Aphrodisias, Priene, Ephesus and Miletus. During this course, we will examine the foundation and history of each city, their principal monuments and the history of modern archaeological investigation at each site. Aspects of Hellenistic and Roman culture... [More]
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History Course: Ancient Cities of Western Turkey

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join our short history course and learn about the ancient Greeks and the many cities they established along the Aegean coast of Western Turkey. These

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Alexander's Heirs Course: The Ptolemies of Egypt

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us in examining the rise and fall of the Ptolemaic Dynasty from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra VII. Ptolemy I was the Macedonian general of Alexander who took possession of Egypt and founded the Ptolemaic Dynasty. He created the lighthouse and mouseion, a centre of learning with associated library in Alexandria. The Ptolemies created an Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean and contested against the Hellenistic period Seleucid rulers... [More]
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