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The World’s Story Volume VI: Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Balkan States and Tur…

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This is the sixth 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 VI include the Russian Empire, the fights for independence in Hungary and the Balkan states and the politics of early Turkey. - Summary by Sonia

Cast list for Wallenstein and the cuirassiers:
Terzky: alanmapstone / Wallenstein: Foon / Anspessade: Tomas Peter / Second Cuirassier: Eva Davis / Third Cuirassier: Monika M.C. / Butler: Nemo / Narrator: Sonia (16 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Skirmish between cossacks and the imperial bodyguard, by Jean Baptiste Edouard …

2:00

Read by Sonia

Russia Part I: Folk-tales and early history: Historical note

2:38

Read by Sonia

The imp and the crust, by Count Leo Tolstoy

8:27

Read by Sonia

The story of iron and the poison water, from the Kalevala

7:20

Read by Sonia

The country and customs of the Scythians (fifth century B.C.), by Herodotus

15:31

Read by Sonia

The vengeance of Queen Olga (about 945), from the chronicle of Nestor

9:24

Read by Jim Locke

Vladimir in search of a religion (about 988), by John S. C. Abbott

10:56

Read by Jim Locke

Russia Part II: In the days of Ivan the Terrible: Historical note

2:50

Read by Alan Mapstone

How Russia was freed from the Tartars (1480), by John S. C. Abbott

10:32

Read by Jim Locke

Ivan the Terrible (1533-1584), by Frances A. Shaw

14:46

Read by Jim Locke

Life at the Setch (fifteenth century), by Nikolai V. Gogol

23:11

Read by Jim Locke

The false Czar (1605), by Frances A. Shaw

18:45

Read by Jim Locke

The kremlin of Moscow, by Bayard Taylor

17:10

Read by Jim Locke

Russia Part III: Peter the Great: Historical note

3:02

Read by Alan Mapstone

A morning with Peter the Great (early in the eighteenth century), by Dmitri Mer…

17:08

Read by Jim Locke

How St. Petersburg was built (1703), by John S. C. Abbott

4:28

Read by Tomas Peter

A supposed letter from an English architect (1715), by Maurice Baring

14:51

Read by Colleen McMahon

Russia Part IV: From Catherine the Great to the invasion of Napoleon: Historica…

2:28

Read by Kristine Bekere

A day with Catherine the Great (1794), by Adrian Moyseevich Gribovski

13:09

Read by Kristine Bekere

Borodino (1812), by Alexander Sergeyevitch Pushkin

5:55

Read by Nemo

The burning of Moscow, by Louis Adolph Thiers

8:21

Read by Colleen McMahon

The crossing of the Beresina river (1812), by John S. C. Abbott

10:01

Read by Colleen McMahon

Passage of the Beresina, by J. H. Van Papendrecht, painting p. 130

2:13

Read by Tomas Peter

Russia Part V: Poland: Historical note

3:04

Read by Foon

The surrender of Kamenyetz (1672), by Henryk Sienkiewicz

20:51

Read by Jim Locke

Poland or Russia ? (1793), by Jane Porter

15:37

Read by April6090

The division of Poland, by Sir Edwin Arnold

3:29

Read by Alan Mapstone

The revolt in Warsaw, 1861, by Joseph Nicholas Robert-Fleury (French painter, 1…

2:50

Read by Foon

Russia Part VI: Siberia: Historical note

2:12

Read by Tomas Peter

The conquest of Siberia (1579-1584), by Count Leo Tolstoy

24:22

Read by tovarisch

Yermak, a folk-song

3:33

Read by Tomas Peter

How pardon was won for an exile (1808), by Madame Sophie Risteau Cottin

10:03

Read by Devorah Allen

On the march to Siberia (nineteenth century), by Baroness M. De Packh

9:04

Read by April6090

A Kirghis warrior, by Vasili Vasilevich Vereshchagin (Russia, 1842-1904), paint…

2:24

Read by Sandra Schmit

In a Tartar tent (about 1909), by Lindon Bates, Jr.

17:49

Read by Colleen McMahon

Russia Part VII: A coronation and three wars: Historical note

3:20

Read by Foon

The coronation of Alexander II (1855), by Count von Moltke

10:54

Read by Colleen McMahon

The emancipation of the serfs (1861), by Hezekiah Butterworth

3:59

Read by Sandra Schmit

The taking of the village (an incident of the war of 1877 with Turkey), by Vsye…

12:24

Read by tovarisch

The capture of a redoubt (an incident of the war of 1877 with Turkey), by Vasil…

18:02

Read by tovarisch

Coaling at sea (1905), by Commander Vladimir Semenoff, of the Imperial Russian …

18:24

Read by tovarisch

Russia Part VIII: Life in modern Russia: Historical note

1:58

Read by Tomas Peter

The races on the Neva river (1870), by Théophile Gautier

9:59

Read by techpsalti

A little Jewish girl in Russia, by Mary Antin

9:26

Read by April6090

The fair of Nijni-Novgorod, by Edna Dean Proctor

3:00

Read by Alan Mapstone

Austria-Hungary Part I: From the Tartar invasion to the Reformation: Historical…

2:40

Read by Availle

The coming of the Tartars (1240), by Louis Felbermann

7:00

Read by Jim Locke

How Rudolf the First became Emperor (1273), by John S. C. Abbott

15:39

Read by Jim Locke

Stories of Rudolf, founder of the house of Hapsburg (thirteenth century), by Wi…

10:34

Read by Jim Locke

How Naumburg was saved, by Jaroslav Cermak (Bohemian artist, - 1878), painting …

1:35

Read by Foon

The deliverance of Prague (1420), by E. H. Gillett

16:36

Read by Colleen McMahon

A funeral menu of the sixteenth century (1509), from the old chronicles

4:50

Read by Nemo

The emperor Maximilian receiving the Venetian embassy, by Karl Ludwig Friedrich…

2:48

Read by Nemo

Austria-Hungary Part II: The religious wars of the seventeenth century: Histori…

2:10

Read by Availle

The devastation of St. Vitus's church (1619-1620), by Marie Hay

16:27

Read by Colleen McMahon

Wallenstein, the deposed general (1630), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schi…

7:19

Read by Sonia

Wallenstein and the cuirassiers (1634), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schil…

14:57

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

How John Sobieski saved Vienna from the Turks (1683), by John S. C. Abbott

10:06

Read by realisticspeakers

Austria-Hungary Part III: From Maria Theresa to the downfall of Napoleon: Histo…

2:59

Read by Availle

How Maria Theresa of Austria became King (1740), by John S. C. Abbott

11:20

Read by April6090

The command of Maria Theresa, by John S. C. Abbott

11:29

Read by Larry Wilson

Hohenlinden (1800), by Thomas Campbell

2:45

Read by Monika M. C.

The battle of Austerlitz (1805), by John S. C. Abbott

5:24

Read by Tomas Peter

How the French honored Joseph Haydn (1805), by ''Louisa Mühlbach'' (Klara M. Mu…

10:38

Read by Nemo

Andreas Hofer rallying the Tyrolean mountaineers, by Franz von Defregger (Austr…

2:16

Read by Monika M. C.

Austria-Hungary Part IV: The nineteenth century: Historical note

2:27

Read by Availle

After the battle of Szolnok (1849), by Maurus Jókai

18:25

Read by Jim Locke

The unlucky weathercock (1849), by Maurus Jókai

12:22

Read by Jim Locke

Kossuth's farewell (1849)

5:57

Read by Sonia

The salt mines of Wieliczka (1850), by Bayard Taylor

12:09

Read by ToddHW

Austria-Hungary Part V: Stories and poems of Bohemia, Hungary, and the Tyrol: H…

1:31

Read by Tomas Peter

The dog and the wolf, a Bohemian folk-tale, retold by Theodor Vernaleken

7:29

Read by April6090

The poor man and the king of the crows, a Magyar folk-tale, retold by Jeremiah …

21:39

Read by Devorah Allen

St. Kümmerniss, a legend of the Tyrol

5:39

Read by Nemo

The legend of St. Kümmerniss, by François Joseph Heim (French artist, 1787-1865…

1:22

Read by Nemo

Stories of the gypsies

12:42

Read by April6090

Two Magyar poems

5:09

Read by Foon

A Csikos race, by Alexander Wagner (Hungarian artist, 1838), painting p. 408

2:02

Read by Alan Mapstone

The Balkan States: Historical note

3:22

Read by Nemo

Marko and the Turks (fifteenth century), an old Servian ballad

7:21

Read by Sonia

Montenegro, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

2:01

Read by Alan Mapstone

An attack on the Bashi-Bazouks (1907), by Arthur D. Howden Smith

28:36

Read by Jim Locke

Herzegovinians returning to a village sacked by the Bashi-Bazouks, by Jaroslav …

2:24

Read by Nemo

The siege of Adrianople (1912), by Philip Gibbs

8:45

Read by April6090

The flight from Lule-Burgas (1912), by Bernard Grant

19:07

Read by Jim Locke

Turkey Part I: To the capture of Constantinople: Historical note

3:04

Read by Kristine Bekere

Constantinople, a city built to order (fourth century), by Edward Gibbon

11:40

Read by Kristine Bekere

The coming of the comet (1402), by Maurus Jókai

19:16

Read by ToddHW

Scanderbeg (about 1450), by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

7:29

Read by Sandra Schmit

The fall of Constantinople (1453), by Edward Gibbon

15:51

Read by Kristine Bekere

Turkey Part II: Turkey at the height of her power: Historical note

2:35

Read by Kristine Bekere

The tribute of children, by Anonymous

6:06

Read by Tomas Peter

The little Janizary (about 1453), by James M. Ludlow

19:04

Read by Jim Locke

The surrender of Rhodes (1522), by Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

11:28

Read by realisticspeakers

A visit to the wife of Solyman the Magnificent (sixteenth century), translated …

3:34

Read by Sonia

Dining with the Sultana (1718), by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

7:58

Read by April6090

Turkey Part III: The sick man of Europe: Historical note

2:31

Read by Alan Mapstone

The last of the Janizaries (1826), by Maurus Jókai

19:28

Read by realisticspeakers

The muezzin, by Jean Léon Gérôme (French artist, 1824-1904), painting p. 528

2:54

Read by Alan Mapstone

''The House of Fear'' (1908), by Francis McCullagh

21:19

Read by Jim Locke

The silent army (1909), by Francis McCullagh

11:03

Read by Nemo

Turkey Part IV: Turkish stories: Historical note

1:04

Read by Tomas Peter

''The lamb bolted'', a legend of Turkish justice

6:20

Read by Devorah Allen

Stories of Nasr-Eddin Hoja

6:14

Read by TJ Burns

A Turkish friendship (eighteenth century), by Cheliby Yorgaki

9:34

Read by Jim Locke

Turkey Part V: Stories of Turkish life and customs: Historical note

1:47

Read by Foon

The first telegraph in Turkey (1854), by Sir J. William Whittall

2:32

Read by Alan Mapstone

Choosing a wife for the son, by Lucy M. J. Garnett

4:30

Read by thestorygirl

''Protestant bread'', by Cyrus Hamlin, D. D.

7:03

Read by Foon

The dancing dervishes, by Julia Pardoe

11:18

Read by Devorah Allen

Ceremony of dervishes at Scutari, by Albert Aublet (French artist, 1851), paint…

1:44

Read by Sonia

A Turkish ''What for ?'', by Demetra Vaka

8:02

Read by Sonia

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