Fierce fighters and expert navigators, the Vikings – aka ‘Norsemen’ – left their Scandinavian homelands from the late 8th cent. CE in search of riches, be it from pirating, pillaging or trade. Three centuries of journeys and raids took them all over Europe and as far as Arabia and Iran. They even reached North America – several centuries before Columbus attempted to find India across the Atlantic.
By the end of this course, students should be able to: name the main drivers behind Viking expansion and organisation, describe the main events that Viking warriors were part of, and appreciate Viking influences on modern day Europe.
The course will be delivered over six 2-hour long consecutive sessions, Monday 12 July – 6 August, 1430-1630, face-to-face at WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St, Sydney. The tutor is Jo Gerk.
Cost: AUD $192/$173 (concession).
Full details on the course website.