[COMPLETE] The Beginning of the Middle Ages by R.W. Church - tg

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Post by pnagami » September 26th, 2020, 9:47 am

The Beginning of the Middle Ages by Richard William Church (1815 - 1890).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-beginning-of-the-middle-ages-by-richard-william-church/

In 395 A.D. Theodosius, the last ruler of the undivided Roman Empire died. To his young and incompetent son, Honorius, he left the government of its western half. Honorius depended upon the great general, Stilicho, to withstand the Visigoths under Alaric. But when he fecklessly abandoned his general to execution by palace intriguers, Alaric conquered and sacked Rome (410). Thus opened the era of chaotic leadership, social disintegration, and barbarian conquest, which used to be called the Dark Ages. The Franks emerged and helped to found the temporal power of the Papacy. Charlemagne consolidated a wide realm and revived learning. But his last years were overshadowed by the first incursions of the terrible Vikings, who in their shallow-draft vessels penetrated the Seine and the Loire into the heart of Gaul and, landing on the British coasts, conquered half of England. (Pamela Nagami, M.D.)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/beginningmiddle02churgoog
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Last edited by pnagami on December 28th, 2020, 10:08 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2020, 1:30 pm

This is set up. :)
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Post by pnagami » September 26th, 2020, 1:34 pm

Thank you, TriciaG!

Pam
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Post by ColleenMc » September 26th, 2020, 1:55 pm

I would love to proof listen!

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Post by pnagami » September 26th, 2020, 2:04 pm

I most gratefully accept, Colleen!

Pam
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Post by ColleenMc » September 26th, 2020, 2:06 pm

Yay! I like listening to your books a lot. Excited to prooflisten!

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Post by pnagami » September 26th, 2020, 2:07 pm

Oh my gosh! Thank you!

Pam
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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2020, 2:07 pm

Putting you in...
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Moved to Going Solo. :)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
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Post by pnagami » September 26th, 2020, 4:05 pm

Thank you, TriciaG.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » September 28th, 2020, 8:39 am

Hi Colleen,

Section 00 is up:

28:11

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/beginningofthemiddleages_00_church_128kb.mp3

This is longer than the others will be.

Thanks again!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by ColleenMc » September 28th, 2020, 2:58 pm

Great!

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Post by ColleenMc » September 29th, 2020, 8:54 am

Hi Pam,

Just a couple of little notes on section 0–

7:23 text is “in spite of the victories in the following century” I hear “following year”

18:54 text is “court of Constantinople” I hear “court of Constantine”

Colleen
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Post by pnagami » September 29th, 2020, 9:11 am

Oops!

Will fix.

Thanks, Colleen, for that careful listen!

Pam
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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » October 2nd, 2020, 12:24 pm

Hi Colleen,

Section 00 is up for Spot PL;

28:13

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/beginningofthemiddleages_00_church_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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