Early Modern

The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant

Read by A. Bryan Johnson


Alexander Dunlop Lindsay


Born in Scotland, Alexander Dunlop Lindsay was a teacher of philosophy at a number of universities in England in the early 1900s. This brief…

A History of the Four Georges in Four Volumes, Volume 2

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Justin Mccarthy


Justin McCarthy (1830-1912), liberal member of Parliament and historian. He brings the great 18th Century personalities to life: Walpole and…

Summa Theologica - 11 Pars Secunda Secundae, Treatise on the Cardinal Virtues: …

Read by M.S.C. Lambert, LC


Saint Thomas Aquinas


The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–127…

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 6: Part 1: Joan of Naples

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Alexandre Dumas


The celebrated crimes committed during the life of Joan (Joanna I) of Naples span from personal misdeeds (adulteries and mariticide) to regi…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 03 - Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain

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Charles W. Colby


For Canada, Champlain is not alone a heroic explorer of the seventeenth century, but the founder of Quebec; and it is a rich part of our her…

History of Farming in Ontario

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C. C. James


This is a paper on the history of farming in Ontario. It take the reader through the early settlement from 1783 to the modern period of 1888…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 19 - Pathfinders of the Great Plains

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Lawrence J. Burpee


This is volume 19 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This is the account of La Verendryes' quest for an overland route to the Pacific Oce…

Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini Vol 1

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Benvenuto Cellini


Cellini's autobiographical memoirs, which he began writing in Florence in 1558, give a detailed account of his singular career, as well as h…

A Half Century of Conflict

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Francis Parkman, Jr.


Francis Parkman (1823-1893) is one of the great nineteenth century United States historians along with William Prescott, John Lothrop Motley…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 04 - Jesuit Missions: A Chronicle of the Cross in t…

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Thomas Guthrie Marquis


These little books were designed to cover Canadian history in a scholarly and readable fashion. This volume, as suggested in the title, foll…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 13 - The United Empire Loyalists: A Chronicle of th…

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W. Stewart Wallace


Volume 13 of The Chronicles of Canada Series. This volume sheds light on the often misunderstood Americans who chose to remain loyal to the …

Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds

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Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle


This book is a popular science book written in the late 1600s. It is written as a series of conversations between a gallant philosopher and …

Frederic the Great

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Thomas Babington Macaulay


Macaulay's review essay on Frederick the Great of Prussia is found in vol. iii of his Critical and Historical Essays, and concentrates prima…

Catherine De' Medici

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Honoré de Balzac


The Philosophical Studies from The Human Comedy (La Comedie Humaine) are a series of works that are intended as a reflection on history in p…

The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 3, Chapter 14)

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


This is volume 3 chapter 14 of a series of books written by the Baron Macaulay in the 19th century. It starts with a brief resume of the his…

Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution: A Chapter in the History of Botany

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Agnes Arber


Eminent British botanist Agnes Arber provides an authoritative history of printed Herbals -- books widely used in early modern Europe to cat…

The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. III: Great Britain - I

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William Jennings Bryan, Francis Whiting Halsey and Various,William Jennings Bryan


In 1906, William Jennings Bryan, himself a famous American orator, and Francis Whiting Halsey published a series of the most famous orations…

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

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John Donne


Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English writer John Donne. It is a series of reflections that were written as …

A Study Of Army Camp Life During American Revolution

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Mary Hazel Snuff


Housing, Food, Clothing, Health, Sanitation, Recreation, Religion, Duties, Discipline. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the req…

The Old Régime in Canada

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Francis Parkman, Jr.


Francis Parkman is an nineteenth century American historian. He devoted most of his life to a seven volume history of "The French and E…

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