The Martyrdom of Man


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William Winwood Reade (1838 - 1875) was a British historian, explorer, and philosopher. His most famous work, the Martyrdom of Man (1872)—whose summary running head reads "From Nebula to Nation"—is a secular, "universal" history of the Western world. Structurally, it is divided into four "chapters" of approximately 150 pages each: the first chapter, "War", discusses the imprisonment of men's bodies, the second, "Religion", that of their minds, the third, "Liberty", is the closest thing to a conventional European political and intellectual history, and the fourth, "Intellect", which discusses the cosmogony characteristic of a "universal history" Cecil Rhodes, an English-born South African politician and businessman, said that the book "made me what I am". Other admirers of The Martyrdom of Man included H. G. Wells, Winston Churchill, Harry Johnston, George Orwell, Susan Isaacs, A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, and Michael Foot. A laudatory reference is made to the book by Sherlock Holmes in the Sign of the Four. - Summary by Wikipedia (18 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Author's Preface 8:48 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 1 22:22 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 2 16:40 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 3 21:37 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 4 18:46 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 5 23:59 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 6 19:15 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 7 23:47 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 8 16:21 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 9 14:31 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 10 25:39 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 11 22:06 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 12 23:50 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 13 21:25 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 14 25:26 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 1 - War - Section 15 17:47 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 1 23:35 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 2 14:49 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 3 29:56 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 4 26:32 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 5 21:31 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 6 15:22 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 7 20:37 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 8 22:36 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 9 16:34 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 10 21:29 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 11 24:02 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 2 - Religion - Section 12 35:43 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 3 - Liberty - Section 1 17:51 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 3 - Liberty - Section 2 17:46 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 3 - Liberty - Section 3 24:55 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 3 - Liberty - Section 4 22:46 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 3 - Liberty - Section 5 18:44 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 3 - Liberty - Section 6 27:23 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 3 - Liberty - Section 7 18:36 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 3 - Liberty - Section 8 23:04 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 3 - Liberty - Section 9 22:53 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 1 19:53 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 2 26:25 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 3 21:38 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 4 21:38 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 5 18:09 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 6 25:39 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 7 18:08 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 8 25:56 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 9 24:29 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 10 22:56 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 11 22:27 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 12 20:22 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 13 19:11 Read by Algy Pug
Chaper 4 - Intellect - Section 14 24:41 Read by Algy Pug