[HISTORY] The Idea of Progress by J. B. Bury -jo

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Post by BarryGanong » August 13th, 2020, 11:29 am

The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry into Its Origin and Growth by John Bagnell Bury (1861 - 1927).

John Bagnell Bury was Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University in the early twentieth century. In The Idea of Progress, he assesses the concepts of history found in the classical period and then traces the historical development of the concept of political and social progress by looking at writers from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. It is interesting to consider what the history of the past hundred years would add to such an analysis. ( Barry Ganong)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 13th, 2020, 11:58 am

Hi Barry,

I'll be your MC for this project. The MW will be available shortly.
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Post by BarryGanong » August 13th, 2020, 4:36 pm

Thanks, Jo!

I have three questions.

First, could the sections be numbered 01-23 instead of 00-22 in the MW? After the Preface (section 01) is an Introduction (which will be two sections) before chapter 1 begins, and I will split one of the other chapters into two sections. So there's no point in trying to make section numbers follow chapter numbers, and they might as well begin with 01.

Second, and following on that, I'd like to record my intros as "Section one of The Idea of Progress by J. B. Bury; [Librivox notice]"; and then (for example) "Introduction, part one." I would use the full title, with subtitle, in the first intro and the last outro, the shorter title otherwise.

Third, could you change the URL for the text? I thought it might be simpler just to use the Gutenberg text, but was dismayed to see that, for example, on page 17 where the PDF presents a Greek phrase, the Gutenberg text just has (words in Greek). Eek! An URL for the book, with access to the PDF that I will use to record, is:

https://archive.org/details/b29981311/page/n17/mode/2up

Thanks again!
Barry

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 13th, 2020, 8:03 pm

Hi Barry,

I've changed the section numbering to start from 1 as requested.

Please review the edited intros and outros in the top post. I think I have them as you are suggesting which is fine.

URL for the text changed to the archive.org scan.
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Post by BarryGanong » August 14th, 2020, 5:59 am

Thanks, Jo. It all looks fine. I'll get started soon.
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Post by cherylstewart » August 17th, 2020, 2:58 pm

Do you need a dpl for this project? If so, will do.
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Post by BarryGanong » August 18th, 2020, 9:18 am

Thanks much, Cheryl, but Larry Wilson is already on board for it.

Welcome, Larry! Here's section 01 (5:40):

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/ideaofprogress_01_bury_128kb.mp3

It's short, but there didn't seem to be any non-awkward way to merge it with the next section.
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Post by cherylstewart » August 18th, 2020, 7:54 pm

ok :D

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Post by silverquill » August 22nd, 2020, 8:19 pm

BarryGanong wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 9:18 am
Thanks much, Cheryl, but Larry Wilson is already on board for it.

Welcome, Larry! Here's section 01 (5:40):

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/ideaofprogress_01_bury_128kb.mp3

It's short, but there didn't seem to be any non-awkward way to merge it with the next section.
Yeah, I think that is fine
OK and we're off. :)
~ Larry

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Post by BarryGanong » August 23rd, 2020, 12:37 pm

Woo-hoo! Making "progress". Here's section 2 (30:25):

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/ideaofprogress_02_bury_128kb.mp3
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Post by BarryGanong » August 29th, 2020, 5:52 pm

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Post by BarryGanong » September 4th, 2020, 5:43 pm

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Post by silverquill » September 7th, 2020, 4:02 pm

BarryGanong wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 12:37 pm
Woo-hoo! Making "progress". Here's section 2 (30:25):

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/ideaofprogress_02_bury_128kb.mp3
PL OK.
I'll get caught up soon.
~ Larry

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Post by BarryGanong » September 8th, 2020, 5:16 pm

Welcome back! Hope your away-ness was good. Here's section 5/chapter 2 (21:05):

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/ideaofprogress_05_bury_128kb.mp3
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Post by silverquill » September 10th, 2020, 9:23 am

BarryGanong wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Welcome back! Hope your away-ness was good. Here's section 5/chapter 2 (21:05):

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/ideaofprogress_05_bury_128kb.mp3
Good time away, but short.
Back in the thick of things - remotely.

All chapters through 5 are PL OK.
~ Larry

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