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Post by Leni » October 31st, 2019, 4:27 pm

This project is now complete! All files can be found at https://librivox.org/selections-of-the-history-of-the-franks-by-gregory-of-tours/

Selections of the History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours (538-594). Translated by Ernest Brehaut (1873 - 1953)

Volunteers outside the USA: Ernest Brehaut died in 1953. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.
The Historia Francorum is the most important contemporary source for the Merovingian age. It is written in ten books, of which one to four recount the world's history from the Creation and move on to the Christianization of Gaul, the life and times of Saint Martin of Tours, the conversion of the Franks, the conquest of Gaul under Clovis, and the history of the Frankish kings down to the death of Sigebert I in 575. From the fifth book on, Gregory starts the second part of the book, on his contemporary history, closing Book 6 with Chilperic I's death in 584. The third part, from books 7 to 10, take the account to the year 591, and concludes with a plea for further chroniclers to preserve his work in entirety. An epilogue was written in 594, the year of Gregory's death. (Summary by Leni)
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Post by KevinS » October 31st, 2019, 4:37 pm

Why must you present us with such interesting works?

Section 1, please.
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Post by Leni » October 31st, 2019, 4:40 pm

KevinS wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 4:37 pm
Why must you present us with such interesting works?

Section 1, please.
Craig's fault, actually. He is the one who suggested it in the Book Suggestions forum. :mrgreen: Thanks for claiming.
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Post by KevinS » November 1st, 2019, 1:25 pm

Sec. 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/historyofthefranks_01_tours_128kb.mp3

36:06


I tried my best with pronunciations. If the DPL has suggested changes, I'm very open to make edits.
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Post by Leni » November 1st, 2019, 6:42 pm

KevinS wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 1:25 pm
Sec. 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/historyofthefranks_01_tours_128kb.mp3

36:06


I tried my best with pronunciations. If the DPL has suggested changes, I'm very open to make edits.
Thanks, Kevin!
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Post by KevinS » November 1st, 2019, 6:43 pm

Leni wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 6:42 pm
KevinS wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 1:25 pm
Sec. 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/historyofthefranks_01_tours_128kb.mp3

36:06


I tried my best with pronunciations. If the DPL has suggested changes, I'm very open to make edits.
Thanks, Kevin!
It was fun. I hope to do more.
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Post by soupy » November 1st, 2019, 7:48 pm

I'll take section 2 Leni :D

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Post by Leni » November 2nd, 2019, 6:00 pm

soupy wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 7:48 pm
I'll take section 2 Leni :D

Craig
Thanks much, Craig!
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Post by soupy » November 4th, 2019, 8:15 pm

Hi Leni

History of the Franks by Gregory, Saint, Bishop of Tours, 538-594

I think you have Greg's years wrong.

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Post by Leni » November 5th, 2019, 4:17 pm

soupy wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Hi Leni

History of the Franks by Gregory, Saint, Bishop of Tours, 538-594

I think you have Greg's years wrong.

Craig
Sorry for the facepalmable mistake. When I went to add this book to the database, it made a confusion with Gregory Nazianzen, and I think the years of the other Gregory ended up staying. Thanks for pointing out.

Edit: I just checked the database and at least it was right there... :oops:
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Post by soupy » November 5th, 2019, 7:49 pm

That's Okay :thumbs: One mistake a year is fine :D
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Post by soupy » November 20th, 2019, 8:29 pm

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Post by soupy » November 21st, 2019, 7:54 am

I'll take section 3 Leni :D

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Post by Leni » November 21st, 2019, 1:10 pm

soupy wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 7:54 am
I'll take section 3 Leni :D

Craig
Thanks for the recording and the claim! :)
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Post by ADKreader1122 » November 22nd, 2019, 7:29 am

Hi Leni,
I have some time free in my schedule and would be glad to take the DPL spot for this project, if you still need someone.
Thanks for your consideration!

Lora

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