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Themes in European History


Lecture Series for the University of the Third Age, given by Dr. Noel Rutherford, sometime Associate Professor of History at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales and currently an Associate of that institution.

Each series comprises eight lectures. Topics include: The Celtic Peoples; The Early Middle Ages (a survey of the millennium to  to AD 1,000);The European Millennium (A.D. 1000 to A.D. 2000); The Crusades; The Italian Renaissance;  The Reformation; A series on The Enlightenment and the Age of Revolutions is in preparation.

In the first three series of lectures the objective is to provide an overview of the whole field of European history. Later series provide more detailed examinations of particular aspects or European history over the last millennium. Lectures may be accessed by clicking the folder and then the lectures linked below.