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Post by philchenevert » December 27th, 2012, 7:59 pm

The Thirteenth: Greatest of Centuries by James Walsh (1865 - 1942) .

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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)
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Post by philchenevert » December 27th, 2012, 8:03 pm

For a prospective DPL, this is a long, but fascinating book full of interesting things about the Thirteenth century that I have wanted to record for the last two years and now I've got the chance. I expect it to take me at least a year so there should be lots of time between chapters. Image
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Post by arjohns » December 27th, 2012, 10:06 pm

Phil, I would be glad to be the DPL for this if you still need one.

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Post by philchenevert » December 27th, 2012, 11:55 pm

arjohns wrote:Phil, I would be glad to be the DPL for this if you still need one.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Allen
Thank you Allen. I certainly do need one. This will be educational.

and a Merry Christmas and Blessed and happy new year to you too. :thumbs:

Moving this to Going Solo
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Post by philchenevert » January 21st, 2013, 11:52 am

OK, the first chapter is in the MW. What an interesting book.
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Post by arjohns » January 21st, 2013, 1:30 pm

Phil, very interesting start. As it says, thinking about the 13 century usually brings about the thought of the dark ages. Quite a lot went on though. :)

Only note is a stumble at 4:34.
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Post by philchenevert » January 21st, 2013, 5:54 pm

Stumble in chapter 1 has been removed and uploaded again. :D
(PS: my voice will get better in time so bear with me)
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Post by arjohns » January 22nd, 2013, 3:31 pm

Section 01 now PL OK :)

You sound fine, Phil. And you certainly picked a book with some trying pronunciations. :D
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Post by philchenevert » February 2nd, 2013, 11:58 pm

chapter 2 is in the MW. :D
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Post by arjohns » February 9th, 2013, 3:16 pm

Section 02 sounds good Phil. PL OK :)
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Post by philchenevert » March 11th, 2013, 4:26 pm

Chapter 3 is in the Magic Window. :thumbs:
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Post by arjohns » March 13th, 2013, 11:13 am

Congrats on getting through that long and tongue twisting chapter. :D

Section 03 PL OK :)
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Post by philchenevert » March 13th, 2013, 11:35 am

arjohns wrote:Congrats on getting through that long and tongue twisting chapter. :D
Section 03 PL OK :)
And thank you for patiently listening to it. whew. Chapter 4 is not as long and more fun I think. Some very interesting facts in it about students and how they lived in the 13th century. :D
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Post by philchenevert » March 20th, 2013, 5:27 pm

chapter 4 has been uploaded. a bit shorter one this time. :D
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Post by arjohns » March 22nd, 2013, 12:35 pm

Section 04. Interesting idea about how much knowledge was really being taught during the period.

Only notes are 2 stumbles at 7:01 and 7:58 :)
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