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The Thirteenth: Greatest of Centuries

Gelesen von Phil Chenevert

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It cannot but seem a paradox to say that the Thirteenth was the greatest of centuries. To most people the idea will appear at once so preposterous that they may not even care to consider it. A certain number, of course, will have their curiosity piqued by the thought that anyone should evolve so curious a notion. Either of these attitudes of mind will yield at once to a more properly receptive mood if it is recalled that the Thirteenth is the century of the Gothic cathedrals, of the foundation of the university, of the signing of Magna Charta, and of the origin of representative government with something like constitutional guarantees throughout the west of Europe. The cathedrals represent a development in the arts that has probably never been equaled either before or since. The university was a definite creation of these generations that has lived and maintained its usefulness practically in the same form in which it was then cast for the seven centuries ever since. The foundation stones of modern liberties are to be found in the documents which for the first time declared the rights of man during this precious period. (Summary from Preface) (19 hr 18 min)

Chapters

01 - INTRODUCTION, THE THIRTEENTH, THE GREATEST OF CENTURIES

45:40

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02 - UNIVERSITIES AND PREPARATORY SCHOOLS

39:16

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03 - WHAT AND HOW THEY STUDIED AT THE UNIVERSITIES

1:08:55

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04 - THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND DISCIPLINE

54:54

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05 - POST-GRADUATE WORK AT THE UNIVERSITIES

46:44

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06 - THE BOOK OF THE ARTS AND POPULAR EDUCATION

1:12:57

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07 - ARTS AND CRAFTS—GREAT TECHNICAL SCHOOLS

37:13

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08 - GREAT ORIGINS IN PAINTING

28:35

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09 - LIBRARIES AND BOOKMEN

43:06

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10 - THE CID, THE HOLY GRAIL, THE NIBELUNGEN

40:49

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11 - MEISTERSINGERS, MINNESINGERS, TROUVÈRES, TROUBADOURS

27:57

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12 - GREAT LATIN HYMNS

37:34

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13 - THE THREE MOST READ BOOKS

28:25

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14 - SOME THIRTEENTH CENTURY PROSE

45:48

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15 - ORIGIN OF DRAMA

39:04

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16 - FRANCIS, THE SAINT—THE FATHER OF THE RENAISSANCE

41:56

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17 - AQUINAS, THE SCHOLAR

52:17

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18 - LOUIS, THE MONARCH

30:15

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19 - DANTE, THE POET

50:21

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20 - THE WOMEN OF THE CENTURY

33:21

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21 - CITY HOSPITALS—ORGANIZED CHARITY

33:21

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22 - GREAT ORIGINS IN LAW

35:43

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23 - JUSTICE AND LEGAL DEVELOPMENT

28:54

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24 - DEMOCRACY, CHRISTIAN SOCIALISM AND NATIONALITY

45:02

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25 - GREAT EXPLORERS AND THE FOUNDATION OF GEOGRAPHY

1:02:09

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26 - GREAT BEGINNINGS OF MODERN COMMERCE

38:05

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27 - 14 CHAPTERS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

49:49

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Bewertungen

Raycyst

(5 Sterne)

Written from a white male Eurocentric world view. Ignored the Olmec civilization of South America.

Good Information

(0 Sterne)

This book had chapter 20 replaced October 2014.

(5 Sterne)

very informative. who would have thunk it