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    • Danubia

    • A Personal History of Habsburg Europe
    • By: Simon Winder
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the end of the Middle Ages to the First World War, Europe was dominated by one family: the Habsburgs. Their unprecedented rule is the focus of Simon Winder's vivid third book, Danubia. This is a narrative that, while erudite and well researched, prefers to be discursive and anecdotal. In his survey of the centuries of often incompetent Habsburg rule which have continued to shape the fate of Central Europe, Winder does not shy away from the horrors, railing against the effects of nationalism, recounting the violence that was often part of life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent history of the Habsburg Empire

    • By Meyer on 10-25-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Germania

    • In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History
    • By: Simon Winder
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Propelled by a wish to reclaim the brilliant, chaotic, endlessly varied German civilization that the Nazis buried and ruined, and that so many Germans have worked to rebuild, Germania was recorded to enlighten us on serious topics, curiosities, and on the limits of language, the meaning of culture, and the pleasure of townscape.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Anecdotal approach to Germany's History

    • By MATTHIAS KLAER on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Lotharingia

    • A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country
    • By: Simon Winder
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Following Germania and Danubia, the third installment in Simon Winder's personal history of Europe. In 843 AD, the three surviving grandsons of the great emperor Charlemagne met at Verdun. After years of bitter squabbles over who would inherit the family land, they finally decided to divide the territory and go their separate ways. In a moment of staggering significance, one grandson inherited the area we now know as France, another Germany, and the third received the piece in between: Lotharingia. 

    Regular price: $24.49