The Thirteenth: Greatest of Centuries


Read by Phil Chenevert

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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) (19 hr 18 min)

Chapters

01 - INTRODUCTION, THE THIRTEENTH, THE GREATEST OF CENTURIES 45:40 Read by Phil Chenevert
02 - UNIVERSITIES AND PREPARATORY SCHOOLS 39:16 Read by Phil Chenevert
03 - WHAT AND HOW THEY STUDIED AT THE UNIVERSITIES 1:08:55 Read by Phil Chenevert
04 - THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND DISCIPLINE 54:54 Read by Phil Chenevert
05 - POST-GRADUATE WORK AT THE UNIVERSITIES 46:44 Read by Phil Chenevert
06 - THE BOOK OF THE ARTS AND POPULAR EDUCATION 1:12:57 Read by Phil Chenevert
07 - ARTS AND CRAFTS—GREAT TECHNICAL SCHOOLS 37:13 Read by Phil Chenevert
08 - GREAT ORIGINS IN PAINTING 28:35 Read by Phil Chenevert
09 - LIBRARIES AND BOOKMEN 43:06 Read by Phil Chenevert
10 - THE CID, THE HOLY GRAIL, THE NIBELUNGEN 40:49 Read by Phil Chenevert
11 - MEISTERSINGERS, MINNESINGERS, TROUVÈRES, TROUBADOURS 27:57 Read by Phil Chenevert
12 - GREAT LATIN HYMNS 37:34 Read by Phil Chenevert
13 - THE THREE MOST READ BOOKS 28:25 Read by Phil Chenevert
14 - SOME THIRTEENTH CENTURY PROSE 45:48 Read by Phil Chenevert
15 - ORIGIN OF DRAMA 39:04 Read by Phil Chenevert
16 - FRANCIS, THE SAINT—THE FATHER OF THE RENAISSANCE 41:56 Read by Phil Chenevert
17 - AQUINAS, THE SCHOLAR 52:17 Read by Phil Chenevert
18 - LOUIS, THE MONARCH 30:15 Read by Phil Chenevert
19 - DANTE, THE POET 50:21 Read by Phil Chenevert
20 - THE WOMEN OF THE CENTURY 33:21 Read by Phil Chenevert
21 - CITY HOSPITALS—ORGANIZED CHARITY 33:21 Read by Phil Chenevert
22 - GREAT ORIGINS IN LAW 35:43 Read by Phil Chenevert
23 - JUSTICE AND LEGAL DEVELOPMENT 28:54 Read by Phil Chenevert
24 - DEMOCRACY, CHRISTIAN SOCIALISM AND NATIONALITY 45:02 Read by Phil Chenevert
25 - GREAT EXPLORERS AND THE FOUNDATION OF GEOGRAPHY 1:02:09 Read by Phil Chenevert
26 - GREAT BEGINNINGS OF MODERN COMMERCE 38:05 Read by Phil Chenevert
27 - 14 CHAPTERS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 49:49 Read by Phil Chenevert