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    • The Early Middle Ages

    • By: Philip Daileader, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Philip Daileader
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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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
    • Great professor!

    • By Nicolas Cobelo on 11-16-17

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    • The Late Middle Ages

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

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    • The High Middle Ages

    • By: Philip Daileader, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Philip Daileader
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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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

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    • 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

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    • The Civilization of the Middle Ages

    • By: Norman F. Cantor
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 28 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended for students

    • By Delano on 12-18-11

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    • A History of England, Volume 1: Early and Middle Ages to 1485

    • By: Cyril Robinson
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The history of England can be said to have begun with the arrival of Julius Caesar in 54 BC. Four hundred years later, Romano British civilization came to an end with the withdrawal of Roman military protection and the onslaught by successive waves of Germanic invasions. Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, and Norsemen ravaged Britain for almost 500 years. The native Celtic peoples were displaced and driven westward into present-day Wales, where their descendants dwell to this day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting

    • By Mark on 03-25-16

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    • A History of the Middle Ages

    • By: Crane Brinton, John Christopher, Robert Wolff
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent

    • By Aaron on 12-04-04

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    • Warfare in the Middle Ages

    • The History of Medieval Military and Siege Tactics
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow down

    • By Lucas on 04-30-19

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    • Life in a Medieval Village

    • By: Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Life in a Medieval Village, by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies, paints a lively, convincing portrait of rural people at work and at play in the Middle Ages. Focusing on the village of Elton, in the English East Midlands, the Gieses detail the agricultural advances that made communal living possible, explain what domestic life was like for serf and lord alike, and describe the central role of the church in maintaining social harmony.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very thorough and informative.

    • By J Bubba on 01-02-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stories of Women in the Middle Ages

    • By: Maria Teresa Brolis, Joyce Myerson - translator, Franco Cardini - foreword
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Between the 12th and 15th centuries in Europe, not all women fit the stereotype of passive housewife and mother. Many led bold and dynamic lives. In this collection of historical portraits, Maria Teresa Brolis tells the fascinating tales of fashion icons, art clients, businesswomen, saints, healers, lovers, and pilgrims - both famous and little known - who challenge conventional understandings of the medieval female experience. Drawing on evidence from literary works and archival documents, Brolis pieces together an intricate overview of 16 women's lives. 

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    • Life in the Middle Ages

    • American Heritage Series
    • By: Richard Winston
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here, National Book Award winner Richard Winston explores life in the Middle Ages - from the fifth to the 15th centuries - beginning with the fall of the Roman Empire and ending with the dawn of the Renaissance. In both countryside and cities, from the peasants to the bourgeoisie to the nobility, no aspect of life in this era is left unexplored.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Romance Meets Reality in the Middle Ages

    • By Hans Rigelman on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Law and Criminality in the Middle Ages

    • Academic Essays
    • By: Onyoo Elizabeth Kim
    • Narrated by: David G. Beneke
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Law and Criminality in the Middle Ages: Academic Essays by Professor Onyoo Elizabeth Kim of Handong University in Korea is an academic feat in legal studies.

    Trained by America's best medieval canon lawyers and having had extensive medieval law research experience in Europe, Professor Kim delivers an audiobook on the Law of the Middle Ages that is relevant for today's legal, scholarly, and intellectual discussions.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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 13 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 13 mins
    • Release date: 09-24-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 121 ratings

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    • The Hundred Years’ War

    • A Captivating Guide to the Conflicts Between the English House of Plantagenet and the French House of Valois That Took Place During the Middle Ages
    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Richard L Walton
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The Hundred Years' War changed language, national identity, weaponry, and even the way people think about war. It is part of the greater narrative of human history and gives a snapshot of how human nature can behave when pressed by the extremity of such a conflict - sometimes with unspeakable honor and courage and other times with cowardice, selfishness, and arrogance.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Hammer on 04-09-19

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    • The Carolingian Empire

    • The History and Legacy of the Frankish Rulers Who Unified Most of Europe and Established the Holy Roman Empire in the Middle Ages
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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    The Carolingian Dynasty, which carved out a major empire in Europe from 750-887, ushered in an important period in the Early Middle Ages. The Carolingians were in their time seen as the successors of Ancient Rome in the West, and while they sought to reestablish the glory of antiquity, they’re remembered today for effectively founding the states that would become France and Germany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent For What It Is - A Very Concise And Brief Overview

    • By FCD117 on 01-28-19
    • The History and Legacy of the Frankish Rulers Who Unified Most of Europe and Established the Holy Roman Empire in the Middle Ages
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Release date: 01-21-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Republic of Genoa

    • The History of the Italian City that Became Influential Across the Mediterranean During the Middle Ages
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    The Republic of Genoa: The History of the Italian City that Became Influential across the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages examines the highs and lows of Genoa La Superba (“The Proud”), including its humble origins in the first century CE, its felicitous rise after the fall of the Roman Empire, its golden age as a mercantile power during the “Genoese Century,” and its demise at the hands of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797.

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    • Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain

    • The Middle Ages Series
    • By: Joseph F. O'Callaghan
    • Narrated by: Tim Lundeen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spanish?

    • By BRYAN ROZMAN on 11-19-15

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    • The Hundred Years' War: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Notable Conflicts of the Middle Ages and in European History and the Life of Joan of Arc

    • By: Captivating History
    • Narrated by: Richard L. Walton, Randy Whitlow
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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    The Hundred Years' War: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Notable Conflicts of the Middle Ages and in European History and the Life of Joan of Arc contains two captivating manuscripts in one audiobook: The Hundred Years’ War: A Captivating Guide to the Conflicts Between the English House of Plantagenet and the French House of Valois That Took Place During the Middle Ages and Joan of Arc: A Captivating Guide to a Heroine of France and Her Role During the Lancastrian Phase of the Hundred Years’ War.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By Anonymous User on 05-01-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

    • Medieval Russia: The History and Legacy of the Groups That Developed the Russian State in the Middle Ages

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Tracey Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The formation of the state is a natural stage in the development of society. This is a very lengthy process, so any event that marks the transition to the state forms of life is very conditional. Primitive society could exist, guided by two basic principles that regulated social life: custom (tradition) and the right of the strong. Centuries-old traditions were rarely challenged, so there was no need for some special mechanisms to ensure their compliance. However, as primitive society gradually changed, the relations between the congeners became more and more diverse. 

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