We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
We found 0 results for The Magic of the Middle Ages. Did you mean middle ages? Showing results for 

middle ages

Related Searches: the great coursesmedievalmodern scholar
1-20of73results Previous 1 2 3 4 Next
Sort by
  • The Early Middle Ages | The Great Courses

    The Early Middle Ages

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Philip Daileader
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (117)

    The Early Middle Ages-the years from A.D. 650 to 1000-were crucial to Europe's future social and political development. These 24 lectures trace a journey from Scandinavia across northern and central Europe to the farthest reaches of the Byzantine and Islamic empires, providing an exciting new look an era often simply called the "Dark Ages."

    Mike says: "Amazing Look at the Transition to the Middle Ages!"
  • A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages: Brief Histories | Martyn Whittock

    A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages: Brief Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Martyn Whittock
    • Narrated By John Telfer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    A fascinating new portrait of Medieval Britain that brings together the everyday and the extraordinary. Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite.

  • The Late Middle Ages | The Great Courses

    The Late Middle Ages

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Philip Daileader
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    The Late Middle Ages-the two centuries from c. 1300 to c. 1500 - might seem like a distant era, but students of history are still trying to reach a consensus about how it should be interpreted. Was it an era of calamity or rebirth? Was it still clearly medieval or the period in which humanity took its first decisive steps into modernity? These 24 provocative lectures introduce you to the age's major events, personalities, and developments, and arms you with the essentials you need to form your own ideas about this age of extremes.

    Mike says: "An Excellent Overview of the Late Middle Ages"
  • The High Middle Ages | The Great Courses

    The High Middle Ages

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Philip Daileader
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    At the dawn of the last millennium in the year 1000, Europe was one of the world's more stagnant regions-an economically undeveloped, intellectually derivative, and geopolitically passive backwater, with illiteracy, starvation, and disease the norm for almost everyone. Yet only three centuries later, all of this had changed.

    Mary Elizabeth Reynolds says: "Wonderful teacher"
  • The Modern Scholar: Bard of the Middle Ages: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer | Michael Drout

    The Modern Scholar: Bard of the Middle Ages: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael Drout
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (60)

    Through his writing, Chaucer's wit, charm, and eloquence give us a deeper understanding of not only the time in which he lived, but of how human emotion, frailty, and fortitude are the base elements of human existence. Despite social upheaval and the changing fortunes of his patrons and peers, Chaucer remained a favored subject during three distinct and contrasting reigns. His experiences provided Chaucer an appreciation for his good (and bad) fortune - and that of others - made evident in his writing.

    Chi-Hung says: "I learned more about history than language."
  • The Civilization of the Middle Ages | Norman F. Cantor

    The Civilization of the Middle Ages

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Norman F. Cantor
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    The Civilization of the Middle Ages incorporates current research, recent trends in interpretation, and novel perspectives, especially on the foundations of the Middle Ages and the Later Middle Ages of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. A sharper focus on social history, Jewish history, women’s roles in society, and popular religion and heresy distinguish the book.

    Delano says: "Recommended for students"
  • A History of the Middle Ages | Crane Brinton,John Christopher,Robert Wolff

    A History of the Middle Ages

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Crane Brinton, John Christopher, Robert Wolff
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (651)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (225)

    A History of the Middle Ages is the amazing story of European man in transition. It is a dramatic chronicle of 1,000 years of political, social, and economic transformation beginning with the dissolution of the classical Mediterranean civilization and ending with the first flowering of the Renaissance. It is also the story of two new religions, Christianity and Islam, both of which were destined to dominate the mind of every person in those new civilizations arising in their wake.

    Theresa says: "A Stunning Achievement"
  • Inventing the Middle Ages | Norman F. Cantor

    Inventing the Middle Ages

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Norman F. Cantor
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    In this ground-breaking work, Norman Cantor explains how our current notion of the Middle Ages—with its vivid images of wars, tournaments, plagues, saints and kings, knights and ladies—was born in the 20th century. The medieval world was not simply excavated through systematic research. It had to be conceptually created: it had to be invented, and this is the story of that invention.

    Amazon Customer says: "Historian's History"
  • A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age | William Manchester

    A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (134)

    From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth, the Renaissance.

    Wallen says: "Ruined by the narrator"
  • A Survey of the Middle Ages: A.D. 500 - 1270 | John Pruskin

    A Survey of the Middle Ages: A.D. 500 - 1270

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Pruskin
    • Narrated By John Pruskin
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    In this audiobook, John Pruskin takes us from the fall of the Roman Empire to the cusp of the Italian Renaissance. You have a ringside seat as the remnants of the Roman Empire emerge from the tangled chaos of the barbarian conquests.

    Tex E. says: "Mostly not great"
  • Warfare in the Middle Ages: The History of Medieval Military and Siege Tactics | Charles River Editors,Sean McLachlan

    Warfare in the Middle Ages: The History of Medieval Military and Siege Tactics

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated By Katherine Littrell
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    In the time period between the fall of Rome and the spread of the Renaissance across the European continent, many of today's European nations were formed, the Catholic Church rose to great prominence, some of history's most famous wars occurred, and a social class system was instituted that lasted over 1,000 years.

  • The People of the Parish: Community Life in a Late Medieval English Diocese (The Middle Ages Series) | Katherine L. French

    The People of the Parish: Community Life in a Late Medieval English Diocese (The Middle Ages Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Katherine L. French
    • Narrated By Sara Morsey
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    The parish, the lowest level of hierarchy in the medieval church, was the shared responsibility of the laity and the clergy. Most Christians were baptized, went to confession, were married, and were buried in the parish church or churchyard; in addition, business, legal settlements, sociability, and entertainment brought people to the church, uniting secular and sacred concerns.

  • Legends of the Middle Ages: The First Crusade | Charles River Editors

    Legends of the Middle Ages: The First Crusade

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Charles River Editors
    • Narrated By Colin Fluxman
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    When a crusader army of Western European Franks took Jerusalem by storm on July 15, 1099, it was one of the more unexpected conquests in history. Everything seemed to be against them for the previous three years of crusades right up to the final siege, yet they finally prevailed. And when they did, they massacred most if not all of the population before establishing a Christian realm in a region that had been taken over by the Muslims in 634 CE.

  • Legends of the Middle Ages: The Life and Legacy of Vlad the Impaler | Charles River Editors

    Legends of the Middle Ages: The Life and Legacy of Vlad the Impaler

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Charles River Editors
    • Narrated By Peter L. Delloro
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In addition to lending the name Dracula to Bram Stoker's famous vampire, Vlad is known around the world by the cognomen Vlad the Impaler, due to his reputation for impaling thousands of his enemies. Vlad was reputed to be such a tyrant that his reputation and stories of his deeds spread across Germany and the rest of Europe during his lifetime.

  • The Black Death: The History and Legacy of the Middle Ages' Deadliest Plague | Charles River Editors

    The Black Death: The History and Legacy of the Middle Ages' Deadliest Plague

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Charles River Editors
    • Narrated By Katherine Thompson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    People have historically been creatures of habit and curiosity at the same time, two parts of the human condition that constantly conflict with each other. This has always been true, but at certain moments in history it has been abundantly true, especially during the mid-14th century, when a boon in exploration and travel came up against a fear of the unknown.

  • The End of the Ancient World and the Beginnings of the Middle Ages | Ferdinand Lot

    The End of the Ancient World and the Beginnings of the Middle Ages

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ferdinand Lot
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Ferdinand Lot (1866-1952) was one of the great historians of his generation, and the transition from Roman to Medieval civilization was a process that fascinated him most of his life. Rather than placing the emphasis for Rome’s fall on purely political or military reasons, Lot put forth multiple explanations for the birth of the Middle Ages which embrace not only politics and war, but linguistic, geographic, cultural, social and economic factors.

    fm2 says: "a few tedious spots, but fantastic scope"
  • Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain: The Middle Ages Series | Joseph F. O'Callaghan

    Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain: The Middle Ages Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joseph F. O'Callaghan
    • Narrated By Tim Lundeen
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (15)

    Drawing from both Christian and Islamic sources, Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain demonstrates that the clash of arms between Christians and Muslims in the Iberian peninsula that began in the early eighth century was transformed into a crusade by the papacy during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Successive popes accorded to Christian warriors willing to participate in the peninsular wars against Islam the same crusading benefits offered to those going to the Holy Land.

    Amazon Customer says: "An Overview, But Not For Beginners"
  • The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife | Dr. James Hollis

    The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dr. James Hollis
    • Narrated By James Hollis
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    Author James Hollis' eloquent reading provides the listener with an accessible and yet profound understanding of a universal condition - or what is commonly referred to as the mid-life crisis. The book shows how we may travel this Middle Passage consciously, thereby rendering our lives more meaningful and the second half of life immeasurably richer.

    Kathleen says: "Where would we be without Hollis?"
  • Beer in the Middle Ages and the Rennaissance | Richard W. Unger

    Beer in the Middle Ages and the Rennaissance

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Richard W. Unger
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Modern beer has little in common with the drink that carried that name through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Looking at a time when beer was often a nutritional necessity, was sometimes used as medicine, could be flavored with everything from the bark of fir trees to thyme and fresh eggs, and was consumed by men, women, and children alike, Beer in the Middle Ages and Renaissance presents an extraordinarily detailed history of the business, art, and governance of brewing.

    Roger says: "A detailed and exhaustive study"
  • The Hundred Years War: The History of Europe's Most Famous War of the Middle Ages | Charles River Editors

    The Hundred Years War: The History of Europe's Most Famous War of the Middle Ages

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Charles River Editors
    • Narrated By Saethon Williams
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Although it ended over 550 years ago, the Hundred Years' War still looms large in the historical consciousness of England and France, even if the name of the famous war is a misnomer. Actually a series of separate conflicts between the English and French monarchies, interspersed with periods of peace, its historical image is an odd one, in part because its origins were based on royal claims that dated back centuries.

1-20of73results Previous 1 2 3 4 Next