THE RISE AND FALL OF EMPIRES.
Starting Monday 27th April 2020.
When: every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
Time: 10am to 12noon
Where: at the Study Group Leader's home
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD’S GREAT EMPIRES
The course will look at a variety of empires throughout recorded history and attempt to answer the following questions:
1) How, when and why did a people become an empire
2) How and for how long did they sustain this empire and what were its high points
3) What caused the empire’s decline and fall.
4) What legacies, if any, did the empire builders leave behind.
The empires we shall look at are the following:
A) Assyria, Egypt and Persia
B) Rome I
C) Rome II
E) The Islamic Empire
F) The Ottoman Empire
G) The Portuguese Empire
H) The Spanish Empire
I) The British Empire
K) Russia ( the Soviet Union)
L) The Question of the USA