A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 5


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(4.8 stars; 11 reviews)

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (October 4, 1787 -September 12, 1874) 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 by Robert Black, first published in 1898. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline and repeated for this volume.) (22 hr 16 min)

Chapters

01 - Ch. 35 Henry IV, Protestant King, part 1 24:39 Read by Cate Barratt
02 - Ch. 35 Henry IV, Protestant King, part 2 21:12 Read by Cate Barratt
03 - Ch. 35 Henry IV, Protestant King, part 3 17:43 Read by Cate Barratt
04 - Ch. 35 Henry IV, Protestant King, part 4 23:02 Read by Cate Barratt
05 - Ch. 35 Henry IV, Protestant King, part 5 18:40 Read by Cate Barratt
06 - Ch. 36 Henry IV, Catholic King, part 1 20:12 Read by Cate Barratt
07 - Ch. 36 Henry IV, Catholic King, part 2 20:28 Read by Cate Barratt
08 - Ch. 36 Henry IV, Catholic King, part 3 21:37 Read by Cate Barratt
09 - Ch. 36 Henry IV, Catholic King, part 4 23:03 Read by Cate Barratt
10 - Ch. 36 Henry IV, Catholic King, part 5 21:28 Read by Cate Barratt
11 - Ch. 36 Henry IV, Catholic King, part 6 19:54 Read by Cate Barratt
12 - Ch. 36 Henry IV, Catholic King, part 7 20:17 Read by Cate Barratt
13 - Ch. 36 Henry IV, Catholic King, part 8 17:09 Read by Cate Barratt
14 - Ch. 36 Henry IV, Catholic King, part 9 19:30 Read by Cate Barratt
15 - Ch. 36 Henry IV, Catholic King, part 10 10:49 Read by Cate Barratt
16 - Ch. 37 Regency of Mary De' Medici, part 1 15:32 Read by Cate Barratt
17 - Ch. 37 Regency of Mary De' Medici, part 2 20:22 Read by Cate Barratt
18 - Ch. 37 Regency of Mary De' Medici, part 3 17:38 Read by Cate Barratt
19 - Ch. 37 Regency of Mary De' Medici, part 4 14:42 Read by Cate Barratt
20 - Ch. 38 Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and the Court, part 1 19:45 Read by Cate Barratt
21 - Ch. 38 Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and the Court, part 2 17:33 Read by Cate Barratt
22 - Ch. 38 Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and the Court, part 3 18:18 Read by Cate Barratt
23 - Ch. 38 Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and the Court, part 4 17:17 Read by Cate Barratt
24 - Ch. 39 Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and the Provinces, part 1 17:24 Read by Cate Barratt
25 - Ch. 39 Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and the Provinces, part 2 12:37 Read by Cate Barratt
26 - Ch. 40 Louis XIII, Richelieu--Catholics and Protestants, part 1 19:12 Read by Cate Barratt
27 - Ch. 40 Louis XIII, Richelieu--Catholics and Protestants, part 2 18:13 Read by Cate Barratt
28 - Ch. 40 Louis XIII, Richelieu--Catholics and Protestants, part 3 18:24 Read by Cate Barratt
29 - Ch. 40 Louis XIII, Richelieu--Catholics and Protestants, part 4 20:41 Read by Cate Barratt
30 - Ch. 41 Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and Foreign Affairs, part 1 20:18 Read by Cate Barratt
31 - Ch. 41 Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and Foreign Affairs, part 2 19:21 Read by Cate Barratt
32 - Ch. 41 Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and Foreign Affairs, part 3 23:11 Read by Cate Barratt
33 - Ch. 41 Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and Foreign Affairs, part 4 19:37 Read by Cate Barratt
34 - Ch. 42 Louis XIV, Richelieu, and Literature, part 1 16:50 Read by Cate Barratt
35 - Ch. 42 Louis XIV, Richelieu, and Literature, part 2 17:28 Read by Cate Barratt
36 - Ch. 42 Louis XIV, Richelieu, and Literature, part 3 17:42 Read by Cate Barratt
37 - Ch. 42 Louis XIV, Richelieu, and Literature, part 4 15:02 Read by Cate Barratt
38 - Ch. 43 Louis XIV, the Fronde--Cardinal Mazarin, part 1 17:06 Read by Cate Barratt
39 - Ch. 43 Louis XIV, the Fronde--Cardinal Mazarin, part 2 18:12 Read by Cate Barratt
40 - Ch. 43 Louis XIV, the Fronde--Cardinal Mazarin, part 3 16:07 Read by Cate Barratt
41 - Ch. 43 Louis XIV, the Fronde--Cardinal Mazarin, part 4 17:09 Read by Cate Barratt
42 - Ch. 43 Louis XIV, the Fronde--Cardinal Mazarin, part 5 17:18 Read by Cate Barratt
43 - Ch. 43 Louis XIV, the Fronde--Cardinal Mazarin, part 6 24:31 Read by Cate Barratt
44 - Ch. 44 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Conquests, part 1 19:31 Read by Cate Barratt
45 - Ch. 44 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Conquests, part 2 20:06 Read by Cate Barratt
46 - Ch. 44 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Conquests, part 3 19:38 Read by Cate Barratt
47 - Ch. 44 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Conquests, part 4 16:44 Read by Cate Barratt
48 - Ch. 44 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Conquests, part 5 19:33 Read by Cate Barratt
49 - Ch. 44 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Conquests, part 6 22:53 Read by Cate Barratt
50 - Ch. 44 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Conquests, part 7 23:01 Read by Cate Barratt
51 - Ch. 45 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Reverses, part 1 16:42 Read by Cate Barratt
52 - Ch. 45 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Reverses, part 2 14:58 Read by Cate Barratt
53 - Ch. 45 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Reverses, part 3 15:39 Read by Cate Barratt
54 - Ch. 45 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Reverses, part 4 15:47 Read by Cate Barratt
55 - Ch. 45 Louis XIV, His Wars and His Reverses, part 5 16:27 Read by Cate Barratt
56 - Ch. 46 Louis XIV and Home Administration, part 1 13:11 Read by Cate Barratt
57 - Ch. 46 Louis XIV and Home Administration, part 2 16:56 Read by Cate Barratt
58 - Ch. 46 Louis XIV and Home Administration, part 3 16:07 Read by Cate Barratt
59 - Ch. 46 Louis XIV and Home Administration, part 4 11:08 Read by Cate Barratt
60 - Ch. 47 Louis XIV and Religion, part 1 14:54 Read by Cate Barratt
61 - Ch. 47 Louis XIV and Religion, part 2 16:29 Read by Cate Barratt
62 - Ch. 47 Louis XIV and Religion, part 3 16:22 Read by Cate Barratt
63 - Ch. 47 Louis XIV and Religion, part 4 15:23 Read by Cate Barratt
64 - Ch. 47 Louis XIV and Religion, part 5 18:08 Read by Cate Barratt
65 - Ch. 47 Louis XIV and Religion, part 6 13:22 Read by Cate Barratt
66 - Ch. 48 Louis XIV, Literature and Art, part 1 17:21 Read by Cate Barratt
67 - Ch. 48 Louis XIV, Literature and Art, part 2 19:12 Read by Cate Barratt
68 - Ch. 48 Louis XIV, Literature and Art, part 3 18:12 Read by Cate Barratt
69 - Ch. 48 Louis XIV, Literature and Art, part 4 18:33 Read by Cate Barratt
70 - Ch. 48 Louis XIV, Literature and Art, part 5 18:28 Read by Cate Barratt
71 - Ch. 48 Louis XIV, Literature and Art, part 6 16:46 Read by Cate Barratt
72 - Ch. 48 Louis XIV, Literature and Art, part 7 19:42 Read by Cate Barratt
73 - Ch. 48 Louis XIV, Literature and Art, part 8 14:07 Read by Cate Barratt
74 - Ch. 48 Louis XIV, Literature and Art, part 9 13:36 Read by Cate Barratt

Reviews


(5 stars)

incredibly detailed and fascinating. A well read book. Thanks!

A long read but worth it


(5 stars)

A fascinating narrative that reads more like a story than a history.

Fascinating


(5 stars)

thanks LibriVOX volunteers. Another audio treasure trove!