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Martyrdom of Man

William Winwood Reade

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Genres:

History

Description:

William Winwood Reade (1838 - 1875) was a British historian, explorer, and philosopher.His most famous work, the Martyrdom of Man (1872)—whose summary running head reads "From Nebula to Nation"—is a secular, "universal" history of the Western world. Structurally, it is divided into four "chapters" of approximately 150 pages each: the first chapter, "War", discusses the imprisonment of men's bodies, the second, "Religion", that of their minds, the third, "Liberty", is the closest thing to a conventional European political and intellectual history, and the fourth, "Intellect", which discusses the cosmogony characteristic of a "universal history" Cecil Rhodes, an English-born South African politician and businessman, said that the book "made me what I am". Other admirers of The Martyrdom of Man included H. G. Wells, Winston Churchill, Harry Johnston, George Orwell, Susan Isaacs, A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, and Michael Foot. A laudatory reference is made to the book by Sherlock Holmes in the Sign of the Four. - Summary by Wikipedia

Language:

English

Narrators:

Algy Pug

Length:

18h 21m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

35:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

27:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

26:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

21:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

18:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

25:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

18:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

25:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

24:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

22:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

22:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

20:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

19:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

24:42