The World’s Story Volume VI: Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Balkan States and Tur…


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This is the sixth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part VI include the Russian Empire, the fights for independence in Hungary and the Balkan states and the politics of early Turkey. - Summary by Sonia

Cast list for Wallenstein and the cuirassiers:
Terzky: alanmapstone / Wallenstein: Foon / Anspessade: Tomas Peter / Second Cuirassier: Eva Davis / Third Cuirassier: Monika M.C. / Butler: Nemo / Narrator: Sonia
(16 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Skirmish between cossacks and the imperial bodyguard, by Jean Baptiste Edouard … 2:00 Read by Sonia
Russia Part I: Folk-tales and early history: Historical note 2:38 Read by Sonia
The imp and the crust, by Count Leo Tolstoy 8:27 Read by Sonia
The story of iron and the poison water, from the Kalevala 7:20 Read by Sonia
The country and customs of the Scythians (fifth century B.C.), by Herodotus 15:31 Read by Sonia
The vengeance of Queen Olga (about 945), from the chronicle of Nestor 9:24 Read by Jim Locke
Vladimir in search of a religion (about 988), by John S. C. Abbott 10:56 Read by Jim Locke
Russia Part II: In the days of Ivan the Terrible: Historical note 2:50 Read by alanmapstone
How Russia was freed from the Tartars (1480), by John S. C. Abbott 10:32 Read by Jim Locke
Ivan the Terrible (1533-1584), by Frances A. Shaw 14:46 Read by Jim Locke
Life at the Setch (fifteenth century), by Nikolai V. Gogol 23:11 Read by Jim Locke
The false Czar (1605), by Frances A. Shaw 18:45 Read by Jim Locke
The kremlin of Moscow, by Bayard Taylor 17:10 Read by Jim Locke
Russia Part III: Peter the Great: Historical note 3:02 Read by alanmapstone
A morning with Peter the Great (early in the eighteenth century), by Dmitri Mer… 17:08 Read by Jim Locke
How St. Petersburg was built (1703), by John S. C. Abbott 4:28 Read by Tomas Peter
A supposed letter from an English architect (1715), by Maurice Baring 14:51 Read by Colleen McMahon
Russia Part IV: From Catherine the Great to the invasion of Napoleon: Historica… 2:28 Read by Kristine Bekere
A day with Catherine the Great (1794), by Adrian Moyseevich Gribovski 13:09 Read by Kristine Bekere
Borodino (1812), by Alexander Sergeyevitch Pushkin 5:55 Read by Nemo
The burning of Moscow, by Louis Adolph Thiers 8:21 Read by Colleen McMahon
The crossing of the Beresina river (1812), by John S. C. Abbott 10:01 Read by Colleen McMahon
Passage of the Beresina, by J. H. Van Papendrecht, painting p. 130 2:13 Read by Tomas Peter
Russia Part V: Poland: Historical note 3:04 Read by Foon
The surrender of Kamenyetz (1672), by Henryk Sienkiewicz 20:51 Read by Jim Locke
Poland or Russia ? (1793), by Jane Porter 15:37 Read by April6090
The division of Poland, by Sir Edwin Arnold 3:29 Read by alanmapstone
The revolt in Warsaw, 1861, by Joseph Nicholas Robert-Fleury (French painter, 1… 2:50 Read by Foon
Russia Part VI: Siberia: Historical note 2:12 Read by Tomas Peter
The conquest of Siberia (1579-1584), by Count Leo Tolstoy 24:22 Read by tovarisch
Yermak, a folk-song 3:33 Read by Tomas Peter
How pardon was won for an exile (1808), by Madame Sophie Risteau Cottin 10:03 Read by Devorah Allen
On the march to Siberia (nineteenth century), by Baroness M. De Packh 9:04 Read by April6090
A Kirghis warrior, by Vasili Vasilevich Vereshchagin (Russia, 1842-1904), paint… 2:24 Read by Sandra Schmit
In a Tartar tent (about 1909), by Lindon Bates, Jr. 17:49 Read by Colleen McMahon
Russia Part VII: A coronation and three wars: Historical note 3:20 Read by Foon
The coronation of Alexander II (1855), by Count von Moltke 10:54 Read by Colleen McMahon
The emancipation of the serfs (1861), by Hezekiah Butterworth 3:59 Read by Sandra Schmit
The taking of the village (an incident of the war of 1877 with Turkey), by Vsye… 12:24 Read by tovarisch
The capture of a redoubt (an incident of the war of 1877 with Turkey), by Vasil… 18:02 Read by tovarisch
Coaling at sea (1905), by Commander Vladimir Semenoff, of the Imperial Russian … 18:24 Read by tovarisch
Russia Part VIII: Life in modern Russia: Historical note 1:58 Read by Tomas Peter
The races on the Neva river (1870), by Théophile Gautier 9:59 Read by techpsalti
A little Jewish girl in Russia, by Mary Antin 9:26 Read by April6090
The fair of Nijni-Novgorod, by Edna Dean Proctor 3:00 Read by alanmapstone
Austria-Hungary Part I: From the Tartar invasion to the Reformation: Historical… 2:40 Read by Availle
The coming of the Tartars (1240), by Louis Felbermann 7:00 Read by Jim Locke
How Rudolf the First became Emperor (1273), by John S. C. Abbott 15:39 Read by Jim Locke
Stories of Rudolf, founder of the house of Hapsburg (thirteenth century), by Wi… 10:34 Read by Jim Locke
How Naumburg was saved, by Jaroslav Cermak (Bohemian artist, - 1878), painting … 1:35 Read by Foon
The deliverance of Prague (1420), by E. H. Gillett 16:36 Read by Colleen McMahon
A funeral menu of the sixteenth century (1509), from the old chronicles 4:50 Read by Nemo
The emperor Maximilian receiving the Venetian embassy, by Karl Ludwig Friedrich… 2:48 Read by Nemo
Austria-Hungary Part II: The religious wars of the seventeenth century: Histori… 2:10 Read by Availle
The devastation of St. Vitus's church (1619-1620), by Marie Hay 16:27 Read by Colleen McMahon
Wallenstein, the deposed general (1630), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schi… 7:19 Read by Sonia
Wallenstein and the cuirassiers (1634), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schil… 14:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
How John Sobieski saved Vienna from the Turks (1683), by John S. C. Abbott 10:06 Read by realisticspeakers
Austria-Hungary Part III: From Maria Theresa to the downfall of Napoleon: Histo… 2:59 Read by Availle
How Maria Theresa of Austria became King (1740), by John S. C. Abbott 11:20 Read by April6090
The command of Maria Theresa, by John S. C. Abbott 11:29 Read by Larry Wilson
Hohenlinden (1800), by Thomas Campbell 2:45 Read by Monika M. C.
The battle of Austerlitz (1805), by John S. C. Abbott 5:24 Read by Tomas Peter
How the French honored Joseph Haydn (1805), by ''Louisa Mühlbach'' (Klara M. Mu… 10:38 Read by Nemo
Andreas Hofer rallying the Tyrolean mountaineers, by Franz von Defregger (Austr… 2:16 Read by Monika M. C.
Austria-Hungary Part IV: The nineteenth century: Historical note 2:27 Read by Availle
After the battle of Szolnok (1849), by Maurus Jókai 18:25 Read by Jim Locke
The unlucky weathercock (1849), by Maurus Jókai 12:22 Read by Jim Locke
Kossuth's farewell (1849) 5:57 Read by Sonia
The salt mines of Wieliczka (1850), by Bayard Taylor 12:09 Read by ToddHW
Austria-Hungary Part V: Stories and poems of Bohemia, Hungary, and the Tyrol: H… 1:31 Read by Tomas Peter
The dog and the wolf, a Bohemian folk-tale, retold by Theodor Vernaleken 7:29 Read by April6090
The poor man and the king of the crows, a Magyar folk-tale, retold by Jeremiah … 21:39 Read by Devorah Allen
St. Kümmerniss, a legend of the Tyrol 5:39 Read by Nemo
The legend of St. Kümmerniss, by François Joseph Heim (French artist, 1787-1865… 1:22 Read by Nemo
Stories of the gypsies 12:42 Read by April6090
Two Magyar poems 5:09 Read by Foon
A Csikos race, by Alexander Wagner (Hungarian artist, 1838), painting p. 408 2:02 Read by alanmapstone
The Balkan States: Historical note 3:22 Read by Nemo
Marko and the Turks (fifteenth century), an old Servian ballad 7:21 Read by Sonia
Montenegro, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 2:01 Read by alanmapstone
An attack on the Bashi-Bazouks (1907), by Arthur D. Howden Smith 28:36 Read by Jim Locke
Herzegovinians returning to a village sacked by the Bashi-Bazouks, by Jaroslav … 2:24 Read by Nemo
The siege of Adrianople (1912), by Philip Gibbs 8:45 Read by April6090
The flight from Lule-Burgas (1912), by Bernard Grant 19:07 Read by Jim Locke
Turkey Part I: To the capture of Constantinople: Historical note 3:04 Read by Kristine Bekere
Constantinople, a city built to order (fourth century), by Edward Gibbon 11:40 Read by Kristine Bekere
The coming of the comet (1402), by Maurus Jókai 19:16 Read by ToddHW
Scanderbeg (about 1450), by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 7:29 Read by Sandra Schmit
The fall of Constantinople (1453), by Edward Gibbon 15:51 Read by Kristine Bekere
Turkey Part II: Turkey at the height of her power: Historical note 2:35 Read by Kristine Bekere
The tribute of children, by Anonymous 6:06 Read by Tomas Peter
The little Janizary (about 1453), by James M. Ludlow 19:04 Read by Jim Locke
The surrender of Rhodes (1522), by Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine 11:28 Read by realisticspeakers
A visit to the wife of Solyman the Magnificent (sixteenth century), translated … 3:34 Read by Sonia
Dining with the Sultana (1718), by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 7:58 Read by April6090
Turkey Part III: The sick man of Europe: Historical note 2:31 Read by alanmapstone
The last of the Janizaries (1826), by Maurus Jókai 19:28 Read by realisticspeakers
The muezzin, by Jean Léon Gérôme (French artist, 1824-1904), painting p. 528 2:54 Read by alanmapstone
''The House of Fear'' (1908), by Francis McCullagh 21:19 Read by Jim Locke
The silent army (1909), by Francis McCullagh 11:03 Read by Nemo
Turkey Part IV: Turkish stories: Historical note 1:04 Read by Tomas Peter
''The lamb bolted'', a legend of Turkish justice 6:20 Read by Devorah Allen
Stories of Nasr-Eddin Hoja 6:14 Read by TJ Burns
A Turkish friendship (eighteenth century), by Cheliby Yorgaki 9:34 Read by Jim Locke
Turkey Part V: Stories of Turkish life and customs: Historical note 1:47 Read by Foon
The first telegraph in Turkey (1854), by Sir J. William Whittall 2:32 Read by alanmapstone
Choosing a wife for the son, by Lucy M. J. Garnett 4:30 Read by thestorygirl
''Protestant bread'', by Cyrus Hamlin, D. D. 7:03 Read by Foon
The dancing dervishes, by Julia Pardoe 11:18 Read by Devorah Allen
Ceremony of dervishes at Scutari, by Albert Aublet (French artist, 1851), paint… 1:44 Read by Sonia
A Turkish ''What for ?'', by Demetra Vaka 8:02 Read by Sonia