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Thirteenth: Greatest of Centuries

James Joseph Walsh

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)

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)
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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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Phil Chenevert

Length:

19h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:08:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

54:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:12:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

40:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

45:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

52:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

50:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

48:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

45:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:02:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

38:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

49:50