The Reformation by Will Durant audiobook

The Reformation: A History of European Civilization from Wycliffe to Calvin, 1300–1564

By Will Durant
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing 9781567310177

The Story of Civilization: Book 6

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An engrossing volume on the European Reformation by PulitzerPrize–winning historian Will Durant The sixth volume of Durant’s acclaimed Story of Civilization, The Reformationchronicles the history of European civilization from 1300 to 1564. In thismasterful work, listeners will encounter the schism within the Roman CatholicChurch and the formation of early Protestantism; the theology of Martin Luther and his societalimpact; the rise of Humanism and the life of Desiderius Erasmus; the royal monarchies of England, France, Spain,and Italy; the imperial conquests of Christopher Columbusand the discovery of the Americas; the Bohemian revolution of Eastern Europe, theunification of Russia, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire; the teachings of John Calvin; and the Counter-Reformation of the sixteenthcentury.

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Summary

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An engrossing volume on the European Reformation by PulitzerPrize–winning historian Will Durant

The sixth volume of Durant’s acclaimed Story of Civilization, The Reformationchronicles the history of European civilization from 1300 to 1564. In thismasterful work, listeners will encounter

  • the schism within the Roman CatholicChurch and the formation of early Protestantism;
  • the theology of Martin Luther and his societalimpact;
  • the rise of Humanism and the life of Desiderius Erasmus;
  • the royal monarchies of England, France, Spain,and Italy;
  • the imperial conquests of Christopher Columbusand the discovery of the Americas;
  • the Bohemian revolution of Eastern Europe, theunification of Russia, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire;
  • the teachings of John Calvin; and
  • the Counter-Reformation of the sixteenthcentury.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Durant’s monumental history of Europe from 1300 to 1564 presents a narrator with great challenges, but Stefan Rudnicki lives up to them. His strong, endlessly listenable voice helps keep one’s interest over the long haul, and his care with and understanding of the text help lead one through dense passages that are often laden with foreign words or strings of difficult names in French, Russian, or Arabic. Given the difficulty and complexity of the material, Rudnicki does a remarkable job. His pacing, energy, and expression of sense and feeling help bring the book alive. That it doesn’t grow tiresome is due to his rich, intelligent reading as much as to Durant’s erudition and style.” AudioFile

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by MarkG 9/13/2017
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Epic European History

It's huge but I enjoyed it. I was concerned that there would be too much theology but this aspect was not uninteresting and the rest was great.

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Author Bio: Will Durant

Author Bio: Will Durant

Will Durant (1885–1981) was an award-winning American writer, historian, and philosopher. He and his wife were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 for Rousseau and Revolution, and he was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Durant spent over forty years writing the critically acclaimed eleven-volume Story of Civilization, the later volumes with the help of his wife, Ariel. He sought to revitalize history by unifying and humanizing the great body of historical knowledge, which had become voluminous and fragmented into esoteric subcategories. He also strove to bring philosophy to the common man. Durant was a champion of human rights, social reform, and the brotherhood of man long before they became well-known issues.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 50.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English