A Catalogue of the English Books Printed Before MDCI:Now in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (Classic Reprint) Robert Sinker
A List of the Early Printed Books, and an Index of the English Books Printed Before the Year MDC. In the Library of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (Classic Reprint): William Reynolds Collett
An Index of Such English Books, Printed Before the Year MDC., As Are Now in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth:Published With the Permission of the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury (Classic Reprint) S. R. Maitland
Early English Printed Books in the University Library, Cambridge (1475 to 1640), Vol. 4:Indexes (Classic Reprint) Charles Edward Sayle
Early English Printed Books in the University Library Cambridge (1475 to 1640), Vol. 1:Caxton to F. Kingston (Classic Reprint) Charles Edward Sayle
Early English Printed Books in the University Library, Cambridge, 1475 to 1640, Vol. 2:E. Mattes to R. Marriot, and English Provincial Presses (Classic Reprint) Cambridge University Library
Early English Printed Books in the University Library, Cambridge (1475 to 1640), Vol. 3:Scottish, Irish, and Foreign Presses, With Addenda (Classic Reprint) Cambridge University Library
A Short Catalogue of English Books in Archbishop Marsh´s Library, Dublin, Printed Before 1641 (Classic Reprint): Newport John Davis White
In Journeys on the Silk Road, Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters use historical records to create an entertaining narrative that brings the past to life. Rather than making a dry history book or a simple account of what happened, the authors color the story with vivid descriptions and minor details that allow listeners to gain not just a sense of what happened, but how it happened. Even as the authors take some creative liberty (adding specific dialogue where it is definitely not possible to have known exactly what was said), they remain as objective as possible and tell a story that conveys the facts as accurately as possible. This objectivity comes through clearly in the portions of the book in which the authors describe alternative perspectives on the historical events which occurred. For example, listeners are given opposing viewpoints in the form of the letter from the angry Chinese scholars who denounce Aurel Stein, the novel´s protagonist, as a looter and thief. Later on, the authors discuss the controversy surrounding the British explorer´s legacy in light of recent scholarly concerns. This extends to a broader discussion of who owns cultural heritage materials. While the Chinese claim cultural ownership over the scrolls and other artifacts removed from the caves by Aurel Stein, many of the scrolls were written in languages other than Chinese (such as Tibetan), and languages that are now long dead. The authors bring up the problem of who can claim ownership over material representing cultures which no longer exist? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandra Reed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064989/bk_acx0_064989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Certain works of literature, history, science, philosophy, political theory and religion offer powerful examples of how books can spark revolutions, birth great religions, spur scientific advancements, shape world economies, teach us new ways of thinking, and much more. And with this fascinating collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, you can now get a single course that represents 36 of our best lectures on literary works that changed the world. In the company of an unparalleled roster of award-winning professors from a range of disciplines, you´ll get fresh perspectives on books you only thought you knew - and intriguing introductions to some works you may not have known played key roles in getting us to where we are today. These include The Analects, the Liber Abaci, A Dictionary of the English Language, The Jungle, The Feminine Mystique, and more. If you´ve taken another course with these professors before, get a reminder of just why you enjoyed them. And if you´ve never heard some of them before, who knows? You may just discover your next favorite Great Courses professor. More than that, you´ll rediscover just how powerful the printed word can be. You´ll also learn how the mark of a truly great book isn´t that it just changes the lives of individual readers-but the lives of entire civilizations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, Charles Kimball, Daniel N. Robinson, Jerry Z. Muller, John E. Finn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000385/bk_tcco_000385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.