• Germania: A Captivating Guide to the History of a Region in Europe Where Germanic Tribes Dominated and How It Transformed into Germany

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)
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If you want to discover the captivating history of Germania, then pay attention....

Germany is a relatively young nation-state. United in 1871, it's even younger than the United States. However, the territories inhabited by the Germanic people have a rich history that reaches far back in prehistory and antiquity. Located in the heart of Europe, Germany witnessed centuries of conflicts, immigration, and negotiations. Consequently, its shape, size, and ethnicity changed throughout history. The territories which constitute Germany today were often war zones, and at times they would join forces against a common enemy or break apart due to internal conflicts. Because of these conflicts, Germany’s boundaries, as well as what it means to be German, fluctuated throughout history and, in some way, are still evolving. The region's long and troubled history influences its present, its politics, and its nationality. 

In Germania: A Captivating Guide to the History of a Region in Europe Where Germanic Tribes Dominated and How It Transformed into Germany, you will discover topics such as 

  • The Early History of Germania
  • The Barbarian leaders
  • The Merovingians and the Carolingians
  • The Holy Roman Empire
  • The Reformation
  • The Thirty Years’ War
  • The Age of Enlightenment
  • Napoleon and the Revolution in Germany
  • The Many Wars and the Unification
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Modern Germany
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the history of Germania, scroll up, and buy now.

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another that spans the ages

another fascinating insight into another region that has allowed culture to spark, n then flourish

I usually prefer this narrator, but there were a couple of times when intonation didn't keep me as "captivated" as usual.

overall, another recommendation, n will probably reread at a later time

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Another great "Captivating History" presentation!

Having read the e-book version of "Germania", I looked forward to listening to the audiobook version. I was very satisfied with the narration and the additional understanding that I received as a result of listening to the audio version. Once again, a concise and very interesting history of the German people from their beginnings to the present.

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audio with the book is best

listen to the audio and follow along with the book. There is a lot of info in here and I paused and reread once in awhile. The narrator does pronounce a few words different than I do. So seeing the words pronounced helps with understanding.

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impressive

I had no idea that Germany's history was so interesting. I especially enjoyed the Chapters on the Holy Roman Empire and the Reformation.

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How Germany became the Germany we know today

Pull up a chair and watch the land in which Germany now stands transform into the country we know today.

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Germania from prehistory to present made memorable

I've always been interested in Germany and the German language and knew major periods (Roman times, the world wars, etc.) but less so with prehistory and the many tribes and other peoples of the area. In this audio book, the entire span from earliest known tribes to the very present, the through line of the Germanic tribes to modern German was detangled and made memorable in a very informative way.

The organization and length of each chapter worked well and allowed adequate detail level for each of the time periods covered. This made the content easily digestible and was well balanced, offering interesting anecdotes while providing overall context in a well-structured narrative arc.

The listed running length of the book is over six hours but don't let that dissuade you. The performance is well done and even at the more rapid pace I use (1.7x), Jason Zenobia's voice is clear and engaging. My only (minor) quibble is some less than exact pronunciation of some German names and words. Even so, I very much enjoyed listening to this wonderful history.

Overall, I really enjoyed this audio book and highly recommend it.

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  • 09-16-21

A COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF THE BIRTH AND GROWTH OF GERMANY

An absolutely fantastic audiobook covering the birth and growth of Germany from the Paleolithic age through to modern times. It is narrated in an easy to follow manner. As I listened to this account, I marvelled at how clever the German people were. I definitely recommend this audiobook and will listen to it again.

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  • Charity Muzawazi
  • 07-23-21

Fascinating

As a person who knows little about German history this was a great overview and look forward to diving deeper. Highly recommend it!!

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  • Andy
  • 03-22-21

Really interesting weird narrating

I really enjoyed listening to this, and enjoyed the detail and storytelling. I also kind of liked the narrator who has a nice vice, but it does sound like he's an AI. The intonation is a bit odd and robotic. Didn't get in the way and was a lovely listen.