The Beginning of the Middle Ages


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.7 stars; 9 reviews)

In 395 A.D. Theodosius, the last ruler of the undivided Roman Empire died. To his young and incompetent son, Honorius, he left the government of its western half. Honorius depended upon the great general, Stilicho, to withstand the Visigoths under Alaric. But when he fecklessly abandoned his general to execution by palace intriguers, Alaric conquered and sacked Rome (410). Thus opened the era of chaotic leadership, social disintegration, and barbarian conquest, which used to be called the Dark Ages. The Franks emerged and helped to found the temporal power of the Papacy. Charlemagne consolidated a wide realm and revived learning. But his last years were overshadowed by the first incursions of the terrible Vikings, who in their shallow-draft vessels penetrated the Seine and the Loire into the heart of Gaul and, landing on the British coasts, conquered half of England. - Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D. (7 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Introduction 28:13 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: Teutonic Settlements in the West, Pt. 1 18:00 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: Teutonic Settlements in the West, Pt. 2 17:55 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The New Nations, Pt. 1 13:14 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The New Nations, Pt. 2 17:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: Condition of the Teutonic Settlements, Pt. 1 12:45 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: Condition of the Teutonic Settlements, Pt. 2 19:09 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Conquest of Britain by the Saxons and Angles, Pt. 1 12:13 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Conquest of Britain by the Saxons and Angles, Pt. 2 11:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Franks, Pt. 1 15:39 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Franks, Pt. 2 14:31 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Franks, Pt. 3 20:07 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Roman Empire in the East, Pt. 1 19:55 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Roman Empire in the East, Pt. 2 20:44 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: The Carolingians--Charles the Great, Pt. 1 21:42 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: The Carolingians--Charles the Great, Pt. 2 18:47 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: The Carolingians--Charles the Great, Pt. 3 22:34 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: The Carolingians--Successors of Charles, Pt. 1 19:01 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: The Carolingians--Successors of Charles, Pt. 2 15:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: The Carolingians--Successors of Charles, Pt. 3 22:18 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Consolidation and Unity of the English People, Pt. 1 19:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Consolidation and Unity of the English People, Pt. 2 16:09 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Results of the Break-up of the Frank Empire, Pt. 1 14:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Results of the Break-up of the Frank Empire, Pt. 2 18:34 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Results of the Break-up of the Frank Empire, Pt. 3 17:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: Retrospect of the Times of Transition from the Roman Empire to the Euro… 10:36 Read by Pamela Nagami

Reviews

Beginning of the Middle Ages


(5 stars)

Well read. And an interesting facts of the life and times so long ago. Fascinating to hear how Europe was settled. Thank you.