The causes and consequences of the Battle of Lepanto 1571

Course Dates: 19/06/21 - 20/06/21
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Online
The Battle of Lepanto, possibly the largest naval battle in 2000 years, has been described as the last European crusade that lead to the decline of the Ottoman empire. But has its significance been exaggerated?
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00

Course Code: HEH37

Sat-Sun, day, 19 Jun - 20 Jun '21

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

The causes and consequences of the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 between the so-called Holy League led by the Papacy against the Ottoman empire.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will look at the events that led up to the Battle and consider how far the result impacted upon the so-called decline of the Ottoman empire. Artists were quick to paint large canvasses extolling the victors but one wonders as to the tangible benefits beyond the psychological impact on European perceptions of ‘the Turk’.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Identify the members of the Holy League who fought against the Ottomans at Lepanto
• Describe the symbolism used by European painters such as Titian and Veronese to commemorate the Battle
• Debate upon the consequences of Lepanto on East/West relations.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for anyone with an enquiring mind and an enthusiasm for history. No previous knowledge is
necessary but a good understanding of English is essential.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be an informative talk, using PowerPoint, during which class discussion will be encouraged.
We shall use small group work to analyse original sources and a range of handouts will be available for discussion

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs other than note-taking materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other courses in European and World history. Please see the City Lit website.

Vanessa King Tutor Website

Vanessa King is a lecturer in Medieval and early Modern History at Regents University. She also teaches at Birbeck and Goldsmiths Colleges, University of London. Her expertise in medieval matters means she is frequently called upon to give public lectures and speak on BBC Radio. At City Lit Vanessa teaches London history and offers day schools on all aspects of medieval and early modern history. She also runs bridge courses at all levels. Vanessa's philosophy of teaching is to make history come alive through informative presentations with a good sense of humour. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys nothing better than talking history over a glass of red wine! For further information why not check out her website.

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