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The History of the Medieval World - From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

Susan Wise Bauer

From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T'ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled. In her earlier work, The History of the Ancient World, Susan Wise Bauer wrote of the rise of kingship based on might. But in the years between the fourth and the twelfth centuries, rulers had to find new justification for their power, and they turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action. Right thus replaces might as the engine of empire. Not just Christianity and Islam but the religions of the Persians and the Germans, and even Buddhism, are pressed into the service of the state. This phenomenon-stretching from the Americas all the way to Japan-changes religion, but it also changes the state.

From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T'ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled. In her earlier work, The History of the Ancient World, Susan Wise Bauer wrote of the rise of kingship based on might. But in the years between the fourth and the twelfth centuries, rulers had to find new justification for their power, and they turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action. Right thus replaces might as the engine of empire. Not just Christianity and Islam but the religions of the Persians and the Germans, and even Buddhism, are pressed into the service of the state. This phenomenon-stretching from the Americas all the way to Japan-changes religion, but it also changes the state.
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History

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From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T'ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled. In her earlier work, The History of the Ancient World, Susan Wise Bauer wrote of the rise of kingship based on might. But in the years between the fourth and the twelfth centuries, rulers had to find new justification for their power, and they turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action. Right thus replaces might as the engine of empire. Not just Christianity and Islam but the religions of the Persians and the Germans, and even Buddhism, are pressed into the service of the state. This phenomenon-stretching from the Americas all the way to Japan-changes religion, but it also changes the state.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

22h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

22:30


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:40


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:10


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

19:53


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

09:56


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

21:45


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

10:23


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

10:27


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

19:25


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

10:51


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

18:58


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

11:42


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

06:13


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

10:38


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

11:14


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

18:44


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

08:12


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

09:09


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

12:52


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

15:50


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

16:34


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

18:38


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

12:26


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

15:23


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

17:48


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

13:18


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

16:02


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

20:58


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

25:14


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

19:25


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

18:11


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

11:34


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

14:42


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

20:17


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

12:50


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

26:57


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

19:00


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

20:25


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

24:44


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

09:11


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

22:20


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

16:47


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

12:22


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

16:05


Part 4, Chapter 45
Part 4, Chapter 45

20:24


Part 4, Chapter 46
Part 4, Chapter 46

09:39


Part 4, Chapter 47
Part 4, Chapter 47

11:53


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

13:51


Part 4, Chapter 49
Part 4, Chapter 49

16:46


Part 4, Chapter 50
Part 4, Chapter 50

12:29


Part 4, Chapter 51
Part 4, Chapter 51

18:19


Part 4, Chapter 52
Part 4, Chapter 52

16:36


Part 4, Chapter 53
Part 4, Chapter 53

18:43


Part 4, Chapter 54
Part 4, Chapter 54

24:02


Part 4, Chapter 55
Part 4, Chapter 55

06:02


Part 4, Chapter 56
Part 4, Chapter 56

21:50


Part 4, Chapter 57
Part 4, Chapter 57

09:28


Part 4, Chapter 58
Part 4, Chapter 58

12:45


Part 4, Chapter 59
Part 4, Chapter 59

17:35


Part 4, Chapter 60
Part 4, Chapter 60

14:58


Part 4, Chapter 61
Part 4, Chapter 61

13:11


Part 4, Chapter 62
Part 4, Chapter 62

14:41


Part 4, Chapter 63
Part 4, Chapter 63

19:21


Part 4, Chapter 64
Part 4, Chapter 64

06:19


Part 4, Chapter 65
Part 4, Chapter 65

10:51


Part 4, Chapter 66
Part 4, Chapter 66

10:06


Part 4, Chapter 67
Part 4, Chapter 67

13:38


Part 4, Chapter 68
Part 4, Chapter 68

15:22


Part 4, Chapter 69
Part 4, Chapter 69

24:53


Part 4, Chapter 70
Part 4, Chapter 70

20:01


Part 5, Chapter 71
Part 5, Chapter 71

21:16


Part 5, Chapter 72
Part 5, Chapter 72

19:05


Part 5, Chapter 73
Part 5, Chapter 73

16:59


Part 5, Chapter 74
Part 5, Chapter 74

12:54


Part 5, Chapter 75
Part 5, Chapter 75

18:37


Part 5, Chapter 76
Part 5, Chapter 76

30:13


Part 5, Chapter 77
Part 5, Chapter 77

14:21


Part 5, Chapter 78
Part 5, Chapter 78

15:52


Part 5, Chapter 79
Part 5, Chapter 79

27:57


Part 5, Chapter 80
Part 5, Chapter 80

19:30


Part 5, Chapter 81
Part 5, Chapter 81

14:57


Part 5, Chapter 82
Part 5, Chapter 82

12:59


Part 5, Chapter 83
Part 5, Chapter 83

16:00


Part 5, Chapter 84
Part 5, Chapter 84

18:01


Part 5, Chapter 85
Part 5, Chapter 85

06:30


Part 5, Chapter 86
Part 5, Chapter 86

00:21