COMPLETE [History] The Byzantine Empire by Edward A. Foord-mas

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Post by Elizabby » April 25th, 2019, 5:56 am

The Byzantine Empire: The Rearguard of European Civilisation by Edward Foord ( - 0).
A concise and comprehensive guide to the Byzantine empire from Constantine to its dissolution. Foord explores in an accessible manner why it was important to history, the significance of noteworthy events, and how it eventually fell. While sometimes describing the experience of the everyday people, he mainly focuses on the wars and policies of Byzantine emperors. (Summary by Elsie Selwyn)
This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-byzantine-empire-by-edward-foord/

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Post by DaveWindell » April 25th, 2019, 6:21 am

Dear Elizabby,
Thanks for setting this project up! :clap: As mikebotez was first to say he wanted in, I'll wait for him to choose his preferences before I claim any sections.
Dave

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 25th, 2019, 10:10 am

Beth,

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.

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Post by Elizabby » April 25th, 2019, 4:10 pm

Please let me set up the MW before claiming! This book is going to require some counting and calculating, as I suspect some or all of the chapters will need to be split.

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Post by Elizabby » April 26th, 2019, 4:32 pm

Ok, the Magic Window is set up and we are ready for claims!

EDIT: I decided to split some of the chapters after all.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 26th, 2019, 4:37 pm

Beth

Do you mean for part 2 of the great conquerors to be at 20 rather than 14?

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Post by Elizabby » April 26th, 2019, 5:02 pm

I think you might have been looking at the MW as I was rearranging it. I'm done now.

I decided to split some of the chapters after all, as this is quite heavy text. The longest unspllt chapter I'll read myself, as I know I can get it under an hour - and it was pretty interesting stuff!

I think I'll DPL this book myself after all.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 27th, 2019, 8:50 am

Thanks Beth. I've put you in as DPL, and we will move over to readers wanted!
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Post by hyrulehistorical » April 27th, 2019, 10:30 am

Hello!

I would be interested in taking sections 1 and 2. One question: since I've heard it both ways, is there a preference in how to pronounce "Byzantine?" I usually go with "BIH-zantine," but have no issues with "BYE-zantine."

Thanks!
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Post by Elizabby » April 27th, 2019, 7:13 pm

hyrulehistorical wrote:
April 27th, 2019, 10:30 am
Hello!

I would be interested in taking sections 1 and 2. One question: since I've heard it both ways, is there a preference in how to pronounce "Byzantine?" I usually go with "BIH-zantine," but have no issues with "BYE-zantine."
I use the first pronunciation myself, but I don't think there is a standard version. I'm happy for you to take both sections 1 and 2, I'll put you in the MW now.

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Post by MajorHistory » April 29th, 2019, 5:32 am

Please book me from pages 5 through 11.

Thanks,

Mike
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Post by Elizabby » April 29th, 2019, 11:44 am

Thanks Mike for your interest - but I’m not exactly sure which bits you are interested in reading?

Pages 5-11 are probably part of the introduction?

Section 5 is 11 pages long - is that what you meant?

Sections 5-11 would be a pretty big chunk of material, but I’m sure you can handle it!

I’ll put you in for Section 5 to start with - please say “Section 5” rather than chapter at the start of each introduction as the chapters are often split into Part 1 and Part 2 due to density and length.

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Post by MajorHistory » April 30th, 2019, 1:47 pm

Hi Elizabby,

I would like all the mentioned sections. History is my love.
I'm about to be done with the Book of Wales, so I can take the lot. If you have no takers I will take all the available sections.

Thank you,

Mike
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Post by Elizabby » April 30th, 2019, 1:53 pm

Hey Mike! Let’s start with chapters 5-12, which also includes a new chapter I added in just yesterday! When you’ve done those you can claim more. Always nice to meet a fellow history enthusiast!

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Post by MajorHistory » April 30th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Thank you, I appreciate it. Let's go with the flow.

Mike
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