Courses – History

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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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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