Courses – History

FASCIST ITALY IN WORLD WAR II

Renato Ammannati

This course on Fascist Italy covers the years from 1938, when Mussolini’s government issued the racial laws, to the end of World War 11 and on the last days of April 1945, with the death of the “Duce” and his mistress Claretta Petacci. The class will consider the different reports of Mussolini’s death and why the name of the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arises in documents of the period.

Code LLD85 Tuesday 2.00 – 4.00pm Starts October 2 – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35

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NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI AND HIS “PRINCE”

Renato Ammannati

The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise written by a forty-four year old Florentine diplomat. Successful in the political arena for fourteen years, Niccolò Machiavelli, faced ruin during a regime change, when the Medici family made its return to Florence. Constrained by the circumstances to stay away from active political engagement, Machiavelli began writing his literary masterpiece, a controversial political treatise on what a prince has to do to seize and hold power.

Code LLD91 Tuesday 2.00 – 4.00pm Starts January 22 – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35

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THE PICTISH STANDING STONES OF SCOTLAND

Tony Cox

The course will be wide ranging but will particularly focus on the theories regarding the meaning of the symbols on Scotland’s unique collection of Pictish standing stones. It will also examine the art of the symbol stones as a guide to the nature of Pictish society. Particular attention will be paid to the symbol stones of Tayside.

Code LLD816    Thursday 2.00 – 4.00pm  Starts October 4   –   5 weeks   Fee: £40/£35

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ROME AND THE BARBARIANS

Tony Cox

This course compares and contrasts the nature of Roman and so-called ‘barbarian’ societies. Were the peoples that the Romans encountered in areas such as Gaul, Germany and the British Isles as uncivilised and backward as the classics suggest?

Code LLD 930 Thursday 2.00 – 4.00pm Starts January 24 – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35

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RADICAL WALKS AROUND DUNDEE

Tony Cox

These five tours will examine the history of Dundee from its earliest beginnings through to the era of Juteopolis and beyond, going behind the modern façade of the city centre to a hidden Dundee that still speaks of the city’s past.

Please note: If you decide to participate in these walks, you do so at your own risk. You should be aware that the routes may present difficulties for some people with mobility difficulties. Wear sensible shoes and be prepared for rain.

Code LLD937/2 Wednesday 2.00 – 4.00pm Starts April 17 – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35

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