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    The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature

    by C. S. Lewis ...
    Narrated by Richard Elwood ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 59 min

    The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance. It describes the 'image' discarded by later years as 'the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe'. This, Lewis's ... Read more

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    Poems of the Pearl Manuscript, The

    In Modern English Prose Translation

    Unabridged

    6 hours 16 min

    For students of Middle English, Andrew and Waldron’s The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript has been the key edition of the four Pearl poems for over thirty years. With the changing needs of today's students in mind, the editors produced a complete prose translation of the four poems—the best known of which is "Sir Gawain" and the "Green Knight".The near-literal translations are intended to facilitate ... Read more

    $44.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape

    Narrated by Richard Trinder ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 18 min

    How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history?In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester.With 3,000 of his supporters lying dead and ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cleanness

    Part of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript in Modern English Prose Translation

    Unabridged

    2 hours 9 min

    "Cleanness" is the second of the four poems of the Pearl manuscript, a fourteenth century work contemporaneous with Chaucer, Langland and Gower. Cleanness tells several stories, all related by theme–the disastrous consequences of uncleanness, and the good fortune to be had by being clean.The poet carefully constructs a complex accumulation of stories and examples, whose main source is the Old ... Read more

    $22.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Part of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript in Modern English Prose Translation

    Unabridged

    2 hours 42 min

    "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" is perhaps the best-known Arthurian romance in the English language, praised by Tolkien as ‘the best conceived and shaped narrative poem of the fourteenth century, indeed of the Middle Ages, in English.’Its story is well-known: New Year celebrations at Camelot are disrupted by the fearsome and strange appearance of the Green Knight who challenges Arthur's court to ... Read more

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    King Arthur

    Explore the Legends, Literature, and History from the Round Table to the Holy Grail

    Narrated by Christopher R. Fee ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 28 min

    What is it about King Arthur that still holds our attention 1,500 years after he first materialized from the murky depths of history and legend?Named one of America’s best professors by the Princeton Review, Christopher R. Fee transports you through space and time in search of answers. In his insightful audio course, you will trace Arthur’s path across Britain. You’ll visit such iconic sites as ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Patience

    Part of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript in Modern English Prose Translation

    Unabridged

    36 min

    "Patience" is the third of the four poems of the Pearl manuscript, a fourteenth century work contemporaneous with Chaucer, Langland and Gower, and acknowledged as a minor masterpiece in its own right.The poet’s usage of the word patience reflects two broad senses: that of accepting misfortune and submitting to physical or mental suffering, and that of waiting, holding back, and exercising ... Read more

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    The Role of the Scroll

    An Illustrated Introduction to Scrolls in the Middle Ages

    Narrated by Adam Verner ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 15 min

    In The Role of the Scroll, Thomas Forrest Kelly brings to life the most interesting scrolls in medieval history, placing them in the context of those who made, commissioned, and used them, and reveals their remarkably varied uses. Scrolls were the best way to keep ever-expanding lists, for example, those of debtors, knights, and the dead. While useful for keeping public records, scrolls could also ... Read more

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    Divine Comedy: Inferno

    series Cliffs Notes

    Unabridged

    4 hours 14 min

    The CliffsNotes study guide on Dante's Divine Comedy: Inferno supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Pearl

    Part of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript in Modern English Prose Translation

    Unabridged

    1 hour 4 min

    ‘Lovely pearl, which it pleases a prince to set radiantly in gold so bright….Alas! I lost her in a garden; through the grass to the ground it slipped from me. I languish, grievously wounded by the power of my love for that spotless pearl of mine.’"Pearl" is the first of the four poems of the Pearl manuscript, a fourteenth century work contemporaneous with Chaucer, Langland and Gower. It is widely ... Read more

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    Confessions

    Narrated by Luke Daniels ...
    series Cliffs Notes

    Unabridged

    3 hours 56 min

    The CliffsNotes study guide on St. Augustine's Confessions supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written ... Read more

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    Le Morte D'Arthur (The Death of Arthur)

    Narrated by Kate Rudd ...
    series Cliffs Notes

    Unabridged

    3 hours 24 min

    The CliffsNotes study guide on Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur (The Death of Arthur) supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This ... Read more

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    Chaucer

    A European Life

    by Marion Turner ...
    Narrated by Marion Turner ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 9 min

    A groundbreaking biography that recreates the cosmopolitan world in which a wine merchant's son became one of the most celebrated of all English poets More than any other canonical English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer lived and worked at the center of political life?yet his poems are anything but conventional. Edgy, complicated, and often dark, they reflect a conflicted world, and their astonishing ... Read more

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    Masterpieces of Medieval Literature

    Narrated by George K. Wilson ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 20 min

    It is during the Middle Ages that modern Europe, indeed, modern Western culture as we know it, comes to be. Classical Mediterranean culture drew from the ancient Middle East, and more directly, from the Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Middle Ages add the Northlands, Celts, and Germans, and ultimately, Slavs as well, to the mix. And the Middle Ages saw the birth of the immediate predecessors of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Common Sense

    by Thomas Paine ...
    Narrated by Adrian Cronauer ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 42 min

    "When my country, into which I had just set foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir," wrote Paine. This pamphlet, which he had published in 1776, put into print the word every man was thinking but no man dared say: Independence! It captured the imagination of the colonists as no other document had. ... Read more

    $13.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Tain

    Unabridged

    Brought to you by Penguin.The Tain Bo Cualinge, centrepiece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's great epic. It tells the story of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, Queen and King of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cualige. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dante

    by John Took ...
    Narrated by John Took ...

    Unabridged

    26 hours 30 min

    For all that has been written about the author of the Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) remains the best guide to his own life and work. Dante’s writings are therefore never far away in this authoritative and comprehensive intellectual biography, which offers a fresh account of the medieval Florentine poet’s life and thought before and after his exile in 1302. Beginning with the often ... Read more

    $52.40 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fierce Appetites

    Loving, losing and living to excess in my present and in the writings of the past

    Unabridged

    Brought to you by Penguin.Every day a beloved father dies. Every day a lover departs. Every day a woman turns forty.All three happening together brings a moment of reckoning.Medieval historian Elizabeth Boyle made sense of these events the best way she knew how - by immersing herself in the literature that has been her first love and life's work for over two decades.Fierce Appetites is the ... Read more

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    Los cátaros

    La herejía perfecta

    Narrated by Roger Vidal ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 4 min

    El periodista Stephen O'shea nos presenta un ilustrador cuadro de la Francia medieval, así como una evocación de otra época que lleva a pensar que la intolerancia religiosa es intemporal.Radicales en sus ideas y dotados de una profunda espiritualidad, los cátaros rechazaban el materialismo, trataban como iguales a las mujeres, aceptaban la diferencia de credo, defendían el amor libre y afirmaban ... Read more

    $25.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Odyssey of the West III

    A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Medieval World

    Narrated by Timothy B. Shutt ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 47 min

    Odyssey of the West I and II explored timeless works from the ancient world that shaped, and continue to shape, the culture and philosophies of life today. In part three of this fascinating series, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College is joined by Professors Thomas F. Madden (Saint Louis University) and Monica Brzezinski Potkay (College of William & Mary) as they examine the most ... Read more

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    Dante and His Divine Comedy

    Narrated by Timothy B. Shutt ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 28 min

    Dante's Divine Comedy stands very high among the greatest literary works ever written. The Commedia is about the afterlife, not just Hell, but Purgatory and Heaven, too. Dante's genius is the genius of the allegorical method. The Commedia is, in the first instance, an account of Dante's own salvation. In chronicling his own recovery, indeed his salvation, Dante not only provides us with an ... Read more

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