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    • The History of Western Art

    • By: Peter Whitfield
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Comberti
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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      4 out of 5 stars 120

    What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities from eras of history utterly remote from ourselves? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age: religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, to the revolutionary years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A whirlwind tour of Western art

    • By Zaubermond on 11-18-12

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The History of English Poetry

    • By: Peter Whitfield
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    English literature is a treasure trove of wonderful poetry. From Shakespeare to Milton, Keats to Shelley and Tennyson to Yeats, this accessible history (especially written for Naxos Audiobooks) introduces the listener to countless small masterpieces, including all the old favorites and some lesser-known gems. Whitfield explores this most expressive of art forms and traces the historical development of a rich and diverse canon of poetical works.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and enlightening

    • By Roger on 10-27-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Renaissance

    • In a Nutshell
    • By: Peter Whitfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The fifth in the new Naxos Audiobooks series "In a Nutshell", The Renaissance is a short and accessible introduction to the era that gave us Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Palestrina. The Renaissance swept across Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries, heralding intellectual revolutions in science, art, philosophy and politics, and marking a decisive shift towards modern thinking.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Darwin - In a Nutshell

    • By: Peter Whitfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Naxos AudioBooks launches a new introductory series 'In a Nutshell' with Darwin, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the English naturalist. Peter Whitfield explains how Darwin came to his revolutionary views following his voyage on the Beagle - and his initial reluctance to publish his findings.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Really good!

    • By steve on 04-05-11

    Regular price: $6.29

    • The History of Science

    • By: Peter Whitfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Whitfield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The History of Science offers a fascinating overview of the major leaps forward in science across the ages. From the mathematical and medical advances of the ancient world, to the Scientific Revolution in the Renaissance, to the ground-breaking developments of the 20th century, a precise chronological account of progress is given.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not so original

    • By Ilinca on 02-23-11

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Story of the Bible

    • By: Peter Whitfield
    • Narrated by: Oliver Ford Davies
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 2

    History or myth? The word of God or the words of men? What is the Bible? This history, especially written for this recording, describes clearly and concisely how the Bible came into being, what it contains and its appearance in the ancient languages of Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek and Latin. After 400 years, the King James Version remains a religious text and a literary epic, though many other translations before and since - William Tyndale, the Good News Bible - have influenced generations.

    Regular price: $12.59