Early Modern

Summa Theologica - 12 Pars Secunda Secundae, Treatise on Gratuitous Graces and …

Read by M.S.C. Lambert, LC


Saint Thomas Aquinas


The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–127…

Religio Medici and Hydriotaphia

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Thomas Browne


Religio Medici (The Religion of a Doctor) sets out Sir Thomas Browne's spiritual testament as well as being an early psychological self-port…

Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


George Berkeley


Berkeley uses Hylas as his primary contemporary philosophical adversary, John Locke. A Hylas is featured in Greek mythology and the name Hyl…

A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Read by Arnie Horton


Bartolomé De Las Casas


A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Spanish: Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias) is an ac…

Captain Cook

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Walter Besant


James Cook (1728-1779), British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy was the son of a farm laborer. Apprenticed …

A Popular History of Ireland, Book 07

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee


Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassin…

Knickerbocker's History of New York, Vol. 1

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Washington Irving


Washington Irving, an author, biographer, historian, and diplomat, completed his first major work, a satire of contemporary local history an…

A Popular History of Ireland, Book 08

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee


Thomas D’Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassin…

History of the Thirty Years War, Volume 2

Read by Alan Winterrowd


Friedrich Schiller


The History of the Thirty Years War is a five volume work, which followed his very successful History of the Revolt of the Netherlands. Writ…

Pioneers of France in the New World

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Francis Parkman, Jr.


Parkman has been hailed as one of America's first great historians and as a master of narrative history. Numerous translations have spread t…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 4

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti…

History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688…

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David Hume


David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and re…

The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada

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Francis Parkman, Jr.


"The Conspiracy of Pontiac" was Parkman's first history book and first published in 1851. It covers the Indian wars of 1763 to 176…

The Birth of Tragedy

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Friedrich Nietzsche


In this famous early work of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, he investigates the artistic characteristics of Apollonian (reason) and…

The Storm

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


Daniel Defoe


The Storm (1704) holds a special place in the writings of Daniel Defoe. Widely considered a founding document of modern journalism, The Sto…

Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

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Immanuel Kant


Kant's Prolegomena, although a small book, is indubitably the most important of his writings. It furnishes us with a key to his main work, T…

The Wonders of the Invisible World, and A Farther Account of the Tryals of the …

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Cotton Mather


Here are first hand accounts, published in 1692, of the infamous "Salem Witch Trials". In addition to Mather's interpretation of t…

Queen Elizabeth

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Mandell Creighton


"The Princess Elizabeth of England was born at Greenwich, between three and four of the afternoon of September 7, 1533. Her birth was a…

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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Baltasar Gracián


300 short maxims by Spanish Jesuit Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658). The advice is still useful and insightful for our modern world. Gracian was…

A Popular History of Ireland, Book 12

Read by Sibella Denton


Thomas D'Arcy McGee


Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassin…

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