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The History of Ireland Audiobook

The History of Ireland

Author: History Nerds Narrator: Jack Mcarthur Release Date: December 2020

From the beginning of time the Irish have always fascinated the world. From their cheerful, happy demeanor to their conflicts with England and the tense North, South divide. Jump into this concise guide and learn all you need to know for your next visit to the Emerald Isle.

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Modern Jamaica: The History of the Caribbean Island from Christopher Columbus to Today Audiobook

Modern Jamaica: The History of the Caribbean Island from Christopher Columbus to Today

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Daniel Houle Release Date: December 2020

One of the largest islands in the Caribbean and also home to the Arawak and Tainos. Jamaica may have been inhabited as far back as 5,000 years ago, and between 1000 BCE and 500 BCE, a somewhat more advanced Mesolithic race known as the “Ciboneys” or the “Guanahacabibe” began arriving, settling in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cuba and Haiti. Two centuries later, the Ciboneys were followed by a wave of Neolithic migrants, comprising broadly the Taínos, and later by the Kalinagos, also widely known as the “Caribs” or “Island Caribs” to differentiate from an allied people of the mainland. Life in Jamaica changed rapidly with the arrival of the Spanish, beginning a torturous history of European colonization that only resulted in Jamaica’s independence in 1962. Imperialism not only affected indigenous people, but also gave rise to modern nationalist movements and famous advocates like Marcus Garvey. Modern Jamaica: The History of the Caribbean Island from Christopher Columbus to Today chronicles how the island’s history progressed, from Columbus’ historic voyages to the modern era. 

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The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution Audiobook

The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution

Author: D.H. Robinson Narrator: Liam Gerrard Release Date: December 2020

In The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution, Dan Robinson presents a new history of politics in colonial America and the imperial crisis, tracing how ideas of Europe and Europeanness shaped British-American political culture. Reconstructing colonial debates about the European states system, European civilization, and Britain's position within both, Robinson shows how these concerns informed colonial attitudes towards American identity and America's place inside-and, ultimately, outside-the emerging British Empire. Taking in more than two centuries of Atlantic history, he explores the way in which colonists inherited and adapted Anglo-British traditions of thinking about international politics, how they navigated imperial politics during the European wars of 1740-1763, and how the burgeoning patriot movement negotiated the dual crisis of Europe and Empire in the between 1763 and 1775. In the process, Robinson sheds new light on the development of public politics in colonial America, the Anglicization/Americanization debate, the political economy of empire, early American art and poetry, eighteenth-century geopolitical thinking, and the relationship between international affairs, nationalism, and revolution.

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From the Realm of a Dying Sun: Volume 2: IV. SS-Panzerkorps from Budapest to Vienna, December 1944-M Audiobook

From the Realm of a Dying Sun: Volume 2: IV. SS-Panzerkorps from Budapest to Vienna, December 1944-M

Author: Douglas E. Nash Sr. Narrator: David De Vries Release Date: December 2020

This is the concluding volume of the history of the IV SS-Panzerkorps, a relatively unknown organization that was born in battle during the last year of the war and fought exclusively on the Eastern Front. After their successful defense of Warsaw and the Vistula Front during the fall of 1944, the corps and its two famous Waffen-SS divisions, the Totenkopf and Wiking, as well as several divisions of the German Army, were sent south to reverse the military situation on the Hungarian Front. Follow General Gille and his divisions as they try to relieve Budapest against impossible odds, defend the tactically important town of Stuhlweissenburg, and fight in Germany's last major offensive, Operation Frühlingserwachsen. Learn how this SS tank corps, during the closing days of the war in Europe, fought massive tank battles, conducted grim rear-guard actions, and carried out night assaults against a numerically superior enemy who was determined to crush the Third Reich no matter the cost. After its failure to defend Vienna, the only course remaining for Gille and his men was a long and costly retreat, ending only with capitulation to the US Army and an uncertain future.

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Modern Latvia: The History and Legacy of Latvia’s Struggle for Independence in the 20th Century Audiobook

Modern Latvia: The History and Legacy of Latvia’s Struggle for Independence in the 20th Century

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Colin Fluxman Release Date: December 2020

The three modern Baltic states - Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia - may occupy small tracts of lands bordering the Baltic Sea, but their respective histories are unique. Latvia, like its neighbours, was settled thousands of years ago, with a number of distinct Baltic peoples emerging. By around 900 CE, numerous Baltic and Scandinavian tribes dominated the region. Modern day Latvia is home to just under 2 million people and has been independent since the early 1990s. Now a member of both the European Union and NATO, the country is experiencing a period of prosperity and stability, at odds with much of its recent history. The country is dominated by the capital city Riga, a port on the Baltic Sea. The next largest cities, Daugavpils and Liepaja, are dwarfed by Riga with its population of 600,000. As well as its Baltic state neighbors to the north and south, contemporary Latvia is bordered by Belarus and crucially, its giant nemesis Russia to the east. Latvia’s history during the 20th century was defined by the determination of its people and its relationship with Russia, Germany, and then Western Europe more generally. Latvia was home to about 150,000 people by the 12th century, which were mostly Baltic but with some Livonians (Baltic-Finns). It was at this time that the region came under the influence of German missionaries and traders. The trading city of Riga was founded in 1201 by Germans and later in the century was incorporated into the Hanseatic League, a trading network of ports that included Gdansk (in modern day Poland), Swedish capital Stockholm, and Hamburg, Bremen, Lübeck and Rostock in Germany itself. By the start of the 18th century, Latvia was seemingly entrenched into the Baltic political and trading sphere, as well as North Europe more generally. The rise of Russia would change this position.

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Mythology: Viking and African Mythology Explained Audiobook

Mythology: Viking and African Mythology Explained

Author: Birker Leif, James Rooks Narrator: Brandon Sukhu, Christopher Knight Release Date: December 2020

This is a 6-book bundle, consisting of these books: Book 1: Scandinavians of the ancient world had many gods and goddesses they worshiped. Are you curious about which ones they revered so much?   Well, in this guide, that’s exactly what you will learn. Book 2: How did the ancient Vikings live?   This and many other questions about history and mythology will be answered in this brief guide. For example, an entire chapter is devoted to women’s roles in Viking society. Other chapters discuss the appearance of trolls and other creatures in Norse myths. Book 3: Historical and mythological anecdotes are given in this fascinating compilation of stories and facts.   Some of the things you will read about or listen to, concern the following:   - The meaning of the word Viking. - How Vikings in Norway were, in particular. - Stories about the creation of the Cosmos. - The famous tale of Ask and Embla. Book 4: The Africans have a long history, although not everything has been preserved in writing. And many folklore stories have been passed on through generations. The African tribes vary as much as the colors of the rainbow. Book 5: The African people hide secret treasures of wisdom and spiritual insights. In this guide, you will become more familiar with some of the most common gods and goddesses in African tribal worship. Book 6: The extensive history of Africa provides us with a topic of curiosity and novelty. For this reason, this guide has been composed to help you understand some of the cultural anecdotes as well as the religious and traditional tales that have been told to previous generations.

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Five Hundred Years of Friendship: A BBC Radio 4 History Audiobook

Five Hundred Years of Friendship: A BBC Radio 4 History

Author: Thomas Dixon, Thomas Homer-Dixon Narrator: Thomas Dixon Release Date: November 2020

Friendships, for many of us, are at the very centre of our daily existence and identity. Yet it hasn't always been this way. Our modern view of what makes a friend is shaped by centuries of political and social upheaval. In this landmark study, Dr Thomas Dixon considers both the differences and similarities between friendships in history and those we experience today. Now we tend to view friendships among children as a good thing, but did you know that in the 18th and 19th century they were seen as fraught with danger? Or that the Bible heavily influenced early companionship? Beginning with the social networks of the 16th century, Dr Dixon moves through history to examine the invention of the best friend, working class Friendly Societies, dogs as 'man's best friend', and the tragic impact of the First World War on male friendships. Finally, we look at how the old and the young are navigating friendships today, and how friendship might look in the technologically-enhanced future. This fascinating and surprising history provides a unique look at how human companionship has changed through the ages - and what comes next.

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain Audiobook

The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain

Author: Ian Mortimer Narrator: Ian Mortimer Release Date: November 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. In the latest volume of his celebrated series of Time Traveller's Guides - after the Middle Ages, Elizabethan England and Restoration Britain - Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most-loved period in British history: the Regency (aka Georgian England). Bookended by the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 and the death of George IV in 1830, this is the age of Jane Austen and the Romantic poets; the paintings of John Constable and the gardens of Humphry Repton; the sartorial elegance of Beau Brummell and the poetic licence of Lord Byron; Britain's military triumphs at Trafalgar and Waterloo; and the threat of revolution and the Peterloo massacre. A time of exuberance, thrills, frills and unchecked bad behaviour, it was perhaps the last age of true freedom before the arrival of the stifling world of Victorian morality. At the same time, it was a period of transition that reflected unprecedented social, economic and political change; it was dominated by population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation, fear of social unrest and demands for political reform. And like all periods in history, it was an age of many contradictions - where Beethoven's thundering Fifth Symphony could premier in the same year that saw Jane Austen craft the delicate sensitivities of Persuasion. Once more, Ian Mortimer takes us on a thrilling journey to the past, revealing what people ate, drank and wore; where they shopped and how they amused themselves; what they believed in and what they were afraid of. Conveying the sights, sounds and smells of the Regency period, this is history at its most exciting, physical, visceral - the past not as something to be studied but as lived experience. © Ian Mortimer 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution Audiobook

A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution

Author: Jeremy D. Popkin Narrator: Jeremy D. Popkin, Pete Cross Release Date: November 2020

The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society-even if, after more than two hundred years, they are more contested than ever before. In A New World Begins, Jeremy D. Popkin offers a riveting account of the revolution that puts the reader in the thick of the debates and the violence that led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of a new society. We meet Mirabeau, Robespierre, and Danton, in all of their brilliance and vengefulness; we witness the failed escape and execution of Louis XVI; we see women demanding equal rights and black slaves wresting freedom from revolutionaries who hesitated to act on their own principles; and we follow the rise of Napoleon out of the ashes of the Reign of Terror.Based on decades of scholarship, A New World Begins will stand as the definitive treatment of the French Revolution.

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The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790 Audiobook

The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790

Author: Ritchie Robertson Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Release Date: November 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. The Enlightenment is one of the formative periods of Western history, yet more than 300 years after it began, it remains controversial. It is often seen as the fountainhead of modern values such as human rights, religious toleration, freedom of thought, scientific thought as an exemplary form of reasoning, and rationality and evidence-based argument. Others accuse the Enlightenment of putting forward a scientific rationality which ignores the complexity and variety of human beings, propagates shallow atheism, and aims to subjugate nature to so-called technical progress. Ritchie Robertson engages with all these views to show that the Enlightenment sought above all to increase human happiness in this world by promoting scientific inquiry and reasoned argument and by challenging the authority traditionally assumed by the Churches. His book presents illuminating readings of many key Enlightenment texts, and overturns many received opinions - for example, that enlightenment necessarily implied hostility to religion. Answering the question 'what is Enlightenment?' Kant famously urged men and women above all to use their ownunderstanding. Robertson shows how the thinkers of the Enlightenment did just that, seeking a rounded understanding of humanity in which reason was balanced with emotion and sensibility. It is a master-class in 'big picture' history, about one of the foundational epochs of modern times. © Ritchie Robertson 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Anglo-Saxon Portraits: Thirty ground-breaking men and women of the early English nation Audiobook

Anglo-Saxon Portraits: Thirty ground-breaking men and women of the early English nation

Author: Various Narrator: Barbara Yorke, David Almond, Michael Wood, Rowan Williams, Seamus Heaney Release Date: November 2020

The half millennium between the creation of the English nation in around 550 and the Norman Conquest in 1066 was a formative one. This groundbreaking series rediscovers the Anglo-Saxons through vivid portraits of thirty incredible men and women, as told by their contemporary admirers. Nobel prize-winner Seamus Heaney discusses the Beowulf bard; former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams focuses on St Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael Wood celebrates Penda, the much-maligned last pagan king of England; Barbara Yorke tells the story of Hild of Whitby, the powerful abbess and largely forgotten pre-feminism model; and writer David Almond investigates the oldest surviving English poet, Caedmon. From royalty to peasants, the women behind the Bayeux Tapestry to rebellious nuns, Anglo-Saxon Portraits unravels the mysteries of a too often forgotten period in British history.

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Charlemagne, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Carolingian Renaissance Audiobook

Charlemagne, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Carolingian Renaissance

Author: Christopher Bellitto Narrator: Christopher Bellitto Release Date: November 2020

The relationship between church and state is a powerful thread stitching the medieval era to modern history. Through this captivating course on Charlemagne, you can follow it back to its fascinating inception in the Holy Roman Empire. Join one of the world's leading Church historians, Professor Christopher Bellitto, in this journey. You will begin this series by unpacking the long history of theocracy outside of Christianity before moving into the often fraught relationship between pope and prince. You'll gain historical context by first exploring the legacy of the Roman emperor Constantine and then trace how Christianity converted Europe in the early Middle Ages. Next, you'll turn to the transformation Charlemagne attempted by around 800, when he was crowned Holy Roman Emperor. Charlemagne regulated the Carolingian Empire using the Roman imperial structure, setting the stage for tremendous power struggles in the centuries to come. As you learn how the relationship between popes and emperors played out thereafter, you'll journey through medieval, reformation, and modern European history. Discover the transformative impact of the Carolingian Renaissance on writing, art, and university learning. Considered an heir to Constantine, Charlemagne came to see himself as an anointed partner-even superior, as defender of the faith-with the papacy. This self-conception is central to the course. A dynamic and lucid presenter, Christopher Bellitto delivers each lecture with illuminating context. Join his classroom today. This course is part of the Learn25 Collection.

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