The Story of the Middle Ages


Read by Kara Shallenberg

(4.5 stars; 93 reviews)

Intended for a youthful audience, The Story of the Middle Ages, published in 1906, tells the history of the Middle Ages in simple and entertaining fashion, and helps to explain the influence of the Middle Ages on modern times. Topics covered include the rise of the Christian church, Feudalism, Charlemagne, the Crusades, the Hundred Years' War, and the daily life of peasant, noble, and clergy. (Summary by Kara)

(5 hr 31 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 5:32 Read by Kara Shallenberg
01 - The Ancient Germans 14:48 Read by Kara Shallenberg
02 - Breaking the Frontier 12:14 Read by Kara Shallenberg
03 - The Wanderings of the West-Goths 11:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg
04 - The End of the Western Empire 22:47 Read by Kara Shallenberg
05 - The Growth of the Christian Church 15:22 Read by Kara Shallenberg
06 - The Rise of the Franks 20:45 Read by Kara Shallenberg
07 - Franks and Mohammedans 14:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
08 - Charlemagne 20:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg
09 - The Growth of Feudalism 12:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg
10 - The Deeds of the Northmen 17:07 Read by Kara Shallenberg
11 - The First Crusade 21:42 Read by Kara Shallenberg
12 - Later Crusades 14:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg
13 - Life of the Castle 18:45 Read by Kara Shallenberg
14 - Life of the Village and Town 28:05 Read by Kara Shallenberg
15 - Life of the Monastery 16:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg
16 - Papacy and Empire 19:07 Read by Kara Shallenberg
17 - The Hundred Years' War 25:07 Read by Kara Shallenberg
18 - End of the Middle Ages 19:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg

Reviews

Easy Listening and Teaching

(5 stars)

US-American view on European history of the middle ages being particularly interesting for me as an European. Read with a highly relaxing and pleasant voice.

OK story

(3.5 stars)

good descriptions and very educational

Enjoyed it!

(5 stars)

Thank you for this reading!

thank u LibriVox

(4.5 stars)

I loved listening to this several times. Kara reads it excellently like a middle grade teacher of my past. Good selections of History in LibriVox and my devices r full of them. Oh to have had this in my day! Better late than never though. LibriVox I love U ❤️!

I live these books

(5 stars)

Kara reads these and other history books so well, that the information is more like a story.

Shashwati

(5 stars)

Great book and a very good reading ! thanks !