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The World’s Story Volume VII: Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland

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This is the seventh 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 VII include the stories from the Nibelungen saga of the Germans, masterpieces of the Dutch Painters and the famous apple-shooting episode from Schiller's drama William Tell. - Summary by Sonia

Cast list for The shot of William Tell:
Walter: Stoofy / William Tell: ToddHW / Friesshard: Foon / Leuth: Jim Locke / Sacristan: Aaron White / Rosselmann: TJ Burns / Furst: alanmapstone / Stauffacher: Nemo / Melchthal: Eva Davis / Peasants: Sandra Schmit / Women: Monika M.C. / Harras: Frédéric Surget / Gessler: Tomas Peter / Bertha: Devorah Allen / Rudenz: Philip Watson / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for Tell's escape:
William Tell: Jim Locke / Fisherman: Tomas Peter / Narrator: Sonia
(17 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Thusnelda in the triumphal procession of Germanicus, by Karl Theodor von Piloty…

2:49

Read by Sonia

Germany Part I: In pagan times: Historical note

1:35

Read by Sonia

How the early Germans lived, by Caius Cornelius Tacitus

7:03

Read by Sonia

An appeal to Caesar (58 B.C.), by T. Rice Holmes

23:00

Read by Jim Locke

Herman, who freed the Germans from Rome (9 A.D.), by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker

5:55

Read by Sonia

Boniface and the oak of Thor (about 723), by the Right Rev. W. Pakenham Walsh

9:20

Read by Christina Close

Germany Part II: Emperors of mediaeval Germany: Historical note

2:59

Read by Kristine Bekere

How Charlemagne overcame the Saxons, by Dr. William Zimmermann

13:51

Read by Kristine Bekere

The Margrave Gero and the Vandals, by Theodor von Heyden (German artist, 1827),…

1:33

Read by Sonia

The election of Frederick Barbarossa (the red-bearded) (1152), by Cyrus Townsen…

14:43

Read by Foon

Frederick of the Red Beard and the Pope (1177), from the old chronicles

11:02

Read by Joseph Barbaccia

Frederick Barbarossa at the feet of the Pope, by Albert Maignan (France, 1844-1…

2:14

Read by alanmapstone

Barbarossa, by Friedrich Rückert

2:10

Read by Tomas Peter

Germany Part III: Stories of the Middle Ages: Historical note

1:40

Read by Sonia

How Siegfried won a bride for King Gunther, from the Nibelungenlied

22:20

Read by Jim Locke

Bishop Hatto and his mouse tower (about 968), by Robert Southey

5:04

Read by Sandra Schmit

The Lorelei, by Heinrich Heine

1:38

Read by Sandra Schmit

The little Faust tower of Munich, by Frantz Trautmann

23:15

Read by Jim Locke

Germany Part IV: Life in the fifteenth century: Historical note

2:53

Read by Foon

The great Hanseatic League, by Eva March Tappan

9:05

Read by Colleen McMahon

The walled cities of Germany, by Sabine Baring-Gould, with the collaboration of…

8:35

Read by Colleen McMahon

German life in the fifteenth century, by Johannes Janssen

14:11

Read by Colleen McMahon

The contest of the master-singers, by August Hagen

23:26

Read by Jim Locke

John Gutenberg, inventor of printing (middle of the sixteenth century), by Eva …

6:30

Read by Jim Locke

Germany Part V: From the Reformation to the death of Frederick the Great: Histo…

3:27

Read by alanmapstone

Martin Luther as a boy (about 1500), by Mrs. Elizabeth R. Charles

19:34

Read by Jim Locke

The sacking of Magdeburg (1631), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

12:59

Read by Jim Locke

The giant regiment of Frederick William I of Prussia (between 1713 and 1740), b…

11:39

Read by Greg Giordano

The childhood of Frederick the Great (about 1720), by Thomas Carlyle

18:13

Read by Jim Locke

Frederick the Great and the First Silesian War (1740-1745), by Thomas Babington…

25:00

Read by Jim Locke

The round table of Frederick the Great at Sans Souci, by Adolf Friedrich Erdman…

2:54

Read by Foon

Germany Part VI: German authors and composers: Historical note

2:19

Read by Monika M. C.

Stories from the eighteenth century, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

12:45

Read by Jim Locke

Morning prayers in the Bach family, by Toby Edward Rosenthal (American painter,…

2:20

Read by Tomas Peter

Handel, the master of Oratorio (1685-1759), by L. B. Urbino

11:06

Read by alanmapstone

The unwritten overture of Mozart (1756-1791), by Heribert Rau

17:36

Read by ToddHW

A visit to Beethoven (1770-1827), by Richard Wagner

23:45

Read by Jim Locke

Germany Part VII: Two wars with France: Historical note

2:30

Read by April6090

The oath at the grave of Frederick the Great (1806), by Louisa Mühlbach (Klara …

10:38

Read by Greg Giordano

Why the philosopher's letter was not mailed (1806), by Louisa Mühlbach (Klara M…

9:58

Read by April6090

The Queen of Prussia's ride (1806), by A. L. A. Smith

2:38

Read by Sandra Schmit

William of Prussia proclaimed German Emperor at Versailles, by Anton von Werner…

2:33

Read by alanmapstone

The troubles of a correspondent in the Franco-Prussian War (1870), from "All th…

18:33

Read by Jim Locke

German wounded in the Gallery of Mirrors, Versailles, by Victor Bachereau-Rever…

3:15

Read by alanmapstone

The watch on the Rhine, by Max Schneckenburger

3:17

Read by alanmapstone

Germany Part VIII: Modern Germany: Historical note

1:54

Read by Sandra Schmit

Bismarck in the Reichstag and at home (about 1880), by George Makepeace Towle

19:54

Read by Jim Locke

Student life at the German universities (about 1900), by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick

10:40

Read by Jim Locke

A day with the German Emperor (1898), by Maurice Leudet

12:25

Read by ChadH94

The German Fatherland, by Ernst Moritz Arndt

3:38

Read by alanmapstone

The Netherlands Part I: From the Roman conquest to the Reformation: Historical …

2:39

Read by Kristine Bekere

Besieging a Roman camp (54 B.C.), by T. Rice Holmes

14:31

Read by Kristine Bekere

The rebellion of Civilis (69 A.D.), by Caius Cornelius Tacitus

7:53

Read by Kristine Bekere

How Count William of Holland was made a knight (1247), from the old chronicles

5:54

Read by Jim Locke

How Philip van Artevelde was made Governor of Ghent (1386), by Sir John Froissa…

8:44

Read by Kirstin De Falco

The childhood of Charles V: a reading by Erasmus, by Eduard Jean Conrad Hamman …

3:03

Read by Foon

The Netherlands Part II: How Holland won her freedom: Historical note

3:22

Read by alanmapstone

The ''beggars'' of Holland (1566), by John Lothrop Motley

19:28

Read by April6090

The siege of Leyden (1574), by John Lothrop Motley

22:15

Read by Philip Watson

The assassination of William the Silent (1584), by John Lothrop Motley

19:46

Read by Kirstin De Falco

Sir Philip Sidney and the glass of water (1586), by John Lothrop Motley

5:06

Read by Tomas Peter

How a turf-boat captured the city of Breda (1590), by G. T. Hoare

9:24

Read by Foon

The Netherlands Part III: The period of commercial greatness: Historical note

2:48

Read by Foon

How a mud-hole became a garden, by William Elliot Griffis

17:11

Read by Jim Locke

When the pilgrim fathers went to Holland (1608), by William Bradford

16:18

Read by Ruth P.

The surrender of Breda, by Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velasquez (Spanish painter,…

2:29

Read by alanmapstone

The escape of Hugo de Groot (1621), by Frederick Spencer Bird

18:08

Read by Foon

The return of Spinoza (about 1653), by Israel Zangwill

10:26

Read by Jim Locke

The rival tulip-growers (1672), by Alexandre Dumas

18:21

Read by ToddHW

When William III of England came home to his fatherland (1691), by Thomas Babin…

15:29

Read by Jim Locke

The Netherlands Part IV: Little stories of Netherland artists: Historical note

2:03

Read by Foon

King Philip presenting Rubens to Velasquez, by Leon y Escosura (Spanish artist,…

2:03

Read by Tomas Peter

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), by Theodore Child

5:51

Read by Nella

Anton Vandyck (1599-1641), by Clara Erskine Clement

8:58

Read by Foon

Rembrandt's ''The Night Watch'', by Théophile Gautier

8:57

Read by Jim Locke

The Night Watch, by Rembrandt van Ryn (born at Leyden, 1607. Died in 1669), pai…

2:24

Read by Foon

Rembrandt in his studio, by Jean Léon Gérôme (French artist, 1824-1904), painti…

2:18

Read by Sandra Schmit

The Netherlands Part V: The Netherlands in recent years: Historical note

2:45

Read by Foon

The American Revolution in Holland, by Hendrik Willem van Loon

20:12

Read by Philip Watson

Contrary land, by Mary Mapes Dodge

15:12

Read by Foon

The festival of Saint Nicholas, by Mary Mapes Dodge

19:06

Read by Foon

In and out of a cab in Amsterdam, by F. Hopkinson Smith

13:10

Read by April6090

The beloved Queen Wilhelmina (born in 1880), by William Elliot Griffis

12:31

Read by Foon

Switzerland Part I: In earliest times: Historical note

1:47

Read by Scotty Smith

The siege of the Lake-Dwellers, by Sir Arthur Helps

6:48

Read by Scotty Smith

The flight of the Helvetians (58 B.C.), by Eva March Tappan

7:52

Read by Jim Locke

The Devil's Bridge over the Reuss, by H. A. Guerber

7:09

Read by Tomas Peter

Switzerland Part II: How the Swiss gained their freedom: Historical note

2:22

Read by April6090

The meeting at the Rütli (1307), by Heinrich Zschokke

6:19

Read by Rob Marland

The shot of William Tell (1307), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

22:32

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Tell's escape (1307), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

4:28

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Song of the Battle of Morgarten (1315), by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

5:01

Read by Sandra Schmit

The death of Winkelried (1386), by Walter Thornbury

5:43

Read by rumpledpoetry

Switzerland Part III: Stories from Swiss history: Historical note

2:37

Read by April6090

The Baron of Raron and the ''Mazze'' (fifteenth century), by J. Wilson

3:30

Read by Jim Locke

Peace or war ? (1474), by Sir Walter Scott

24:27

Read by Jim Locke

How the Swiss met Charles the Bold of Burgundy (1476) by Heinrich Zschokke

9:01

Read by Jim Locke

The milk porridge incident: a story of the Reformation, by Clarence Rook

4:54

Read by Jim Locke

The prison of Chillon, by Jacob Abbott

12:03

Read by Scotty Smith

The lion at Luzern, by Boyd Winchester

4:19

Read by Sonia

Switzerland Part IV: Stories of Alpine adventure: Historical note

2:56

Read by April6090

Swept down by an avalanche, by Heinrich Zschokke

9:44

Read by Devorah Allen

The slide of Alpnach, by L. A. Gilbert

8:35

Read by Availle

The first ascent of the Matterhorn, by Edward Whymper

12:05

Read by April6090

Tobogganing on a glacier, by John Addington Symonds

10:17

Read by Jim Locke

Switzerland Part V: Life in the mountains: Historical note

1:57

Read by Monika M. C.

Our borrowed scientists, by W. D. McCrackan

6:05

Read by Sonia

The tiny farms of Switzerland, by Boyd Winchester

6:17

Read by Devorah Allen

How Switzerland defends herself, by Clarence Rook

13:51

Read by Availle

How the Swiss built the greatest tunnel in the world, by Francis Fox

8:38

Read by Sonia

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