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    • The Enlightenment

    • And Why It Still Matters
    • By: Anthony Pagden
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    One of our most renowned and brilliant historians takes a fresh look at the revolutionary intellectual movement that laid the foundation for the modern world. Liberty and equality. Human rights. Freedom of thought and expression. Belief in reason and progress. The value of scientific inquiry. These are just some of the ideas that were conceived and developed during the Enlightenment, and which changed forever the intellectual landscape of the Western world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How they thought about thinking about nature

    • By Gary on 04-11-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Worlds at War

    • The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West
    • By: Anthony Pagden
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 492
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    In the tradition of Jared Diamond and Jacques Barzun, prize-winning historian Anthony Pagden presents a sweeping history of the long struggle between East and West, from the Greeks to the present day.

    The relationship between East and West has always been one of turmoil. In this historical tour de force, a renowned historian leads us from the world of classical antiquity, through the Dark Ages, to the Crusades, Europe's resurgence, and the dominance of the Ottoman Empire, which almost shattered Europe entirely. Pagden travels from Napoleon in Egypt to Europe's carving up of the finally moribund Ottomans - creating the modern Middle East along the way - and on to the present struggles in Iraq.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, with a lot of unfamiliar names

    • By Tad Davis on 07-02-08
    • The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West
    • By: Anthony Pagden
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 492 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • People and Empires

    • A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest, from Greece to the Present [Modern Library Chronicles]
    • By: Anthony Pagden
    • Narrated by: Joel Leffert
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Cambridge professor and renowned historian Anthony Pagden covers a vast subject in a compact package with Peoples and Empires. This wide-ranging and intellectually stimulating work examines the origins and history of the West with terse, efficient prose. With a captivating narration by Robert O'Keefe, listeners will find this work enjoyable and utterly absorbing.

    • A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest, from Greece to the Present [Modern Library Chronicles]
    • By: Anthony Pagden
    • Narrated by: Joel Leffert
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 08-01-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

    Regular price: $22.95