A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 1


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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King Charles X before his overthrow in the July Revolution of 1830, then in government service to the "citizen king" Louis Philippe, as the Minister of Education, 1832-1837, ambassador to London, Foreign Minister 1840-1847, and finally Prime Minister of France from September 19, 1847 to February 23, 1848. His "Popular History of France" is an attractive and engrossing narrative, here presented in an easily readable English translation. (Summary from Wikipedia with additions by Karen Merline) (14 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Ch 01 Gaul 34:46 Read by Jc Guan
Ch 02 The Gauls out of Gaul pt 1 25:28 Read by Jc Guan
Ch 02 The Gauls out of Gaul pt 2 29:29 Read by Jc Guan
Ch 03 The Romans in Gaul 30:20 Read by ontheroad
Ch 04 Gaul Conquered by Julius Caesar pt 1 26:11 Read by ontheroad
Ch 04 Gaul Conquered by Julius Caesar pt 2 25:35 Read by ontheroad
Ch 05 Gaul under Roman Dominion pt 1 26:07 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 05 Gaul under Roman Dominion pt 2 32:01 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 06 Establishment of Christianity in Gaul 36:24 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 07 The Germans in Gaul - The Franks and Clovis pt 1 28:34 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 07 The Germans in Gaul - The Franks and Clovis pt 2 28:38 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 08 The Merovingians pt 1 30:02 Read by Kristine Bekere
Ch 08 The Merovingians pt 2 29:15 Read by Kristine Bekere
Ch 09 The Mayors of the Palace - The Pepins and the Change of Dynasty pt 1 23:39 Read by Kristine Bekere
Ch 09 The Mayors of the Palace - The Pepins and the Change of Dynasty pt 2 20:28 Read by Kristine Bekere
Ch 09 The Mayors of the Palace - The Pepins and the Change of Dynasty pt 3 28:34 Read by Kristine Bekere
Ch 10 Charlemagne and His Wars pt 1 20:49 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 10 Charlemagne and His Wars pt 2 27:10 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 11 Charlemagne and His Government pt 1 17:23 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 11 Charlemagne and His Government pt 2 22:11 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 12 Decay and Fall of the Carlovingians pt 1 23:21 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 12 Decay and Fall of the Carlovingians pt 2 16:54 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 12 Decay and Fall of the Carlovingians pt 3 26:00 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 13 Feudal France and Hugh Capet pt 1 20:51 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 13 Feudal France and Hugh Capet pt 2 21:39 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 14 The Capetians to the Time of the Crusades pt 1 25:02 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 14 The Capetians to the Time of the Crusades pt 2 26:51 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 15 Conquest of England by the Normans pt 1 24:56 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 15 Conquest of England by the Normans pt 2 32:21 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 15 Conquest of England by the Normans pt 3 24:09 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 16 The Crusades, Their Origin and Success pt 1 21:41 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 16 The Crusades, Their Origin and Success pt 2 34:46 Read by Emily Jarmard
Ch 16 The Crusades, Their Origin and Success pt 3 30:40 Read by Emily Jarmard
Ch 16 The Crusades, Their Origin and Success pt 4 26:48 Read by Emily Jarmard

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just. read. al. ready.


(2 stars)

Both male and female readers deliver abrupt, halting readings of Black's translation, placing random periods every one or two syllables. Horrible.