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    • The Early Middle Ages

    • By: Philip Daileader, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Philip Daileader
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Look at the Transition to the Middle Ages!

    • By Mike on 07-03-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Middle Ages

    • By: Morris Bishop
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "It's All left to the imagination."

    • By Dave Miller on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The High Middle Ages

    • By: Philip Daileader, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Philip Daileader
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful teacher

    • By Mary Elizabeth Reynolds on 03-02-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Hundred Years War

    • The History of Europe's Most Famous War of the Middle Ages
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Saethon Williams
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good learning opportunity

    • By Jan on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Late Middle Ages

    • By: Philip Daileader, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Philip Daileader
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Overview of the Late Middle Ages

    • By Mike on 07-04-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Legends of the Middle Ages: The Life and Legacy of Richard the Lionheart

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nobody played a more defining role in casting the popular image of medieval knights than Richard the Lionheart, one of the most famous English kings and crusaders. In many respects, it was ironic that Richard became one of the central characters of the Middle Ages, and his very popular legacy today belies centuries of controversy. Richard I Plantagenet (1157-1199), nicknamed "Coeur de Lion" (Lionheart), eventually became King of England, Grand Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Poitou, and Duke of Anjou, but as the third son in a large family, he did not expect to or even want to rule England.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Martyn Whittock
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the Information.

    • By kh on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Legends of the Middle Ages

    • The Life and Legacy of William the Conqueror
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William's conquest of England arguably made him the most important figure in shaping the course of English history, but modern caricatures of this vitally important medieval figure are largely based on ignorance. William is a fascinating and complex figure, in many ways the quintessential warrior king of this period.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great overall history

    • By alice webber on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Medieval Woman

    • Village Life in the Middle Ages
    • By: Ann Baer
    • Narrated by: Sarah Whitehouse
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A history of peasants in the Middle Ages, the story takes the listener into the life of Marion, the carpenter's wife, and her extended family as they struggle to survive through hardship, featuring a year in their lives at the mercy of the weather and the Lord of the Manor. Existing without soap, paper or glass and only with the most basic of tools, we learn how they survive starvation, sickness, fire and natural disaster in their home on the edge of the Weald.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading title...

    • By DaNick on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Get Me Out of Here!

    • Middle School, Book 2
    • By: James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
    • Narrated by: Bryan Kennedy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He's been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It's more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method? Operation: Get a Life! Anything he's never done before, he's going to do it, from learning to play poker to going to a modern art museum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW!!!!

    • By Eddie on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The Story of the Middle Ages

    • By: Samuel B. Harding
    • Narrated by: Taylor Pepper
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The point of view from which this book is written is of one who believes that the child about to undertake the formal study of American history in the seventh and eighth grades of our schools, needs first a preliminary sketch of the history of earlier times - especially of the Middle Ages. In attempting to make intelligible to children the institutions and events of the Middle Ages, the author is aware of the magnitude of the task which he has essayed.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • King John

    • Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta
    • By: Marc Morris
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hood - greedy, cowardly, despicable, and cruel. But who was the man behind the legend? Was he a monster or a capable ruler cursed by bad luck? In this new book, best-selling historian Marc Morris draws on contemporary chronicles and the king's own letters to bring the real King John vividly to life. John was dynamic, inventive, and relentless but also a figure with terrible flaws.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The biased King John

    • By matt on 03-12-17
    • Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta
    • By: Marc Morris
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 10-15-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • A World Lit Only by Fire

    • The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ill informed and narrow

    • By Eric on 09-01-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Mystery Around Middle-Age Suicides

    • By: Sumathi Reddy
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Mystery Around Middle-Age Suicides" is from the June 14, 2018 National section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Sumathi Reddy and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • How the Irish Saved Civilization

    • By: Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated by: Donal Donnelly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thanks to Thomas Cahill, the pivotal era called the "dark ages" is brought back to vibrant life, its personages portrayed in all their seemingly contemporary humanity, its issues simply and compellingly spelled out. How the Irish Saved Civilization will change forever the way we look at our past, and ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book

    • By P on 08-15-04

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Inventing the Middle Ages

    • By: Norman F. Cantor
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historian's History

    • By Troy on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Modern Scholar

    • One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic: A History of the Church in the Middle Ages
    • By: Thomas Madden
    • Narrated by: Thomas Madden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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    Renowned professor Thomas F. Madden turns his scholarly eye on the intrigue and politics swirling about the Medieval Church. Professor Madden explores the compelling events that shaped the culture and forever altered history, from the Monophysite Controversy to reform movements to the Inquisition, Black Death, and Great Schism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Modern Scholar Wins!

    • By Steven on 12-13-13
    • One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic: A History of the Church in the Middle Ages
    • By: Thomas Madden
    • Narrated by: Thomas Madden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 09-24-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 112 ratings

    Regular price: $49.95

    • A History of the Popes: Volume II

    • Middle Ages to the Protestant Reform
    • By: Wyatt North
    • Narrated by: David Glass
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The office of bishop of Rome, is one of the most powerful positions in the world. As an ancient institution stretching back for centuries, the papacy has a history that is marked by archaic and modern customs alike. The history of the men who have held this position is fraught with villainous and heroic actions that have left a profound impact on the development of civilization as we know it, both in the West and East.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Caught in the Middle

    • America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism
    • By: Richard C. Longworth
    • Narrated by: Tom Schiff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Midwest has always been the heart of America - both its economic bellwether and the repository of its national identity. Now, in a newly globalized age, the Midwest is challenged as never before. In Caught in the Middle, longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Richard Longworth explores the new reality of life in today's heartland and reveals what these changes mean for the region and the country.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Midwest Primer

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Genesis of Science

    • How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution
    • By: James Hannam
    • Narrated by: Rich Germaine
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you were taught that the Middle Ages were a time of intellectual stagnation, superstition, and ignorance, you were taught a myth that has been utterly refuted by modern scholarship. As a physicist and historian of science James Hannam shows in his brilliant new book, The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution, without the scholarship of the "barbaric" Middle Ages, modern science simply would not exist. The Middle Ages were a time of one intellectual triumph after another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful!

    • By John on 07-07-15

    Regular price: $24.95

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