• The Middle Ages

  • By: Morris Bishop
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (187 ratings)

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The Middle Ages

By: Morris Bishop
Narrated by: Michael Page
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In this indispensable volume, one of America's ranking scholars combines a life's work of research and teaching with the art of lively narration. Both authoritative and beautifully told, The Middle Ages is the full story of the thousand years between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance - a time that saw the rise of kings and emperors, the flowering of knighthood, the development of Europe, the increasing power of the Catholic Church, and the advent of the middle class.

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"It's All left to the imagination."

I really enjoyed the audiobook for the most part. It was very interesting to hear about what life was like for various types of people in the middle ages rather then endless names of kings and battles and dates. The big problem I had with this audiobook was that the later chapters talked a lot about art and architecture. It would have been very helpful to have have a pdf guidebook with PICTURES and illustrations. I even purchased the kindle ebook in hopes of getting pictures, diagrams and maps, but it had NONE! An ebook that discuss art and architecture without a single picture. Boo

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Interesting but not exciting.

Read as one long paragraph. The times I was hoping the author would go into detail, I was left with more questions. Best use of this book is to take notes and do further research to answer the questions you have.

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In depth look at the middle ages

Most historians give overviews in their history, mostly because they are covering a vast amount time and space with little room to maneuver, but Morris Bishop was more detailed in the lives of medieval Europe than most. It was interesting to know how they ate, when the ate, what the ate, the house decor, the daily lives of peasants and nobles and the intricacies of the daily lives of people on a whole. The reading by Michael Page was very good as well, he had great diction and was easy to follow. I recommend this audio book for those who want tor have a deeper understanding of how people lived throughout medieval Europe.

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Not very accurate i think

I know more about vikings than i do about the rest of european history. Basically everything the author says about vikings is slightly or completely wrong. This makes me think the rest of the book is equally full of errors.

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loved it!

I know little about history, but 90% of this was fascinating! I may listen to it again.

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Informative as well as entertaining.

A very good book. Nice listen. Covered a broad expanse of society in the middle ages. Good book for anyone who finds the time interesting.

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Excellent history

Written in 1965 apparently but you wouldn't know it. Excellent survey of 1000 years and written in a narrative style akin to Bill Bryson's.

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Superb

What did you love best about The Middle Ages?

An excellent resource covering the subject matter in detail and giving great insight. Well complimented by the narrator.

What other book might you compare The Middle Ages to and why?

A History of Western Civilisation, while this book covers a broader topic it compares well to this book and seems to provide similar insights to life in the Medieval-period.

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What a fun book

This is a book that you can listen to over and over. It is definitely worth your time.

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First time study

This was enlightening! But just listening is not enough to get the full effect of this time in history.

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