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  • That Christ Is One

    That Christ Is One

    Genre: History,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Cyril of Alexandria
    Duration: 03:00:58

    Cyril of Alexandria was the leading voice of Nicene orthodoxy in the Christological controversies between Constantinople (381) and Chalcedon (451). Assuming the mantle of the Cappadotian fathers, he answered the auguments of Nestorius who had changed the liturgy of Constantinople by altering the pra ... [ more ]

  • Chronicles of Canada Volume 15 - The War Chief of the Ottawas: A Chronicle of the Pontiac War

    Chronicles of Canada Volume 15 - The War Chief of the Ottawas: A Chronicle of the Pontiac War

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Thomas Guthrie Marquis
    Duration: 03:00:55

    This is the history of Pontiac's Conspiracy, 1763-1765. It includes the siege of Detroit and his ultimate defeat. Summary by Esther. ... [ more ]

  • Case of Wagner / Nietzsche Contra Wagner / Selected Aphorisms

    Case of Wagner / Nietzsche Contra Wagner / Selected Aphorisms

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
    Duration: 03:00:38

    A collection of three of Nietzsche's writings concerning the music of Wagner. In particular, he relates Wagner's music as degenerate, unrefined and unintelligent and relates it to a gradually degenerating German culture and society. The translator provides a detailed introduction. - Summary by the R ... [ more ]

  • Chronicles of Canada Volume 21 - The Red River Colony: A Chronicle of the Beginnings of Manitoba

    Chronicles of Canada Volume 21 - The Red River Colony: A Chronicle of the Beginnings of Manitoba

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Louis Aubrey Wood
    Duration: 02:59:57

    This, volume 21 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the settlement of the Red River Colony by Lord Selkirk, and the struggles it had against the North-West Company. The fledgling settlement eventually became the city of Manitoba. - Summary by TriciaG ... [ more ]

  • Bilihild: A Tale of the Irish Missionaries in Germany, A.D. 703

    Bilihild: A Tale of the Irish Missionaries in Germany, A.D. 703

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Religious Tract Society
    Duration: 02:59:08

    When the God-fearing Herzog of Thuringia dies, the Irish missionary settlements face the wrath of his bitterly heathen wife, Geila, and her son, now Herzog Hedan. But when Hedan falls in love with Bilihild, a young Christian maiden, he offers peace to his Christian subjects if Bilihild will become h ... [ more ]

  • Chronicles of Canada Volume 10 - A Chronicle of Montcalm

    Chronicles of Canada Volume 10 - A Chronicle of Montcalm

    Genre: History,North American,European
    Author: William Wood
    Duration: 02:58:54

    Montcalm is, of course, a very prominent character in every history of New France. This book gives a brief history of the Montcalm family in France and its importance in wars. It continues with its descendant as he moves to Canada and defends the French colony of Ticonderoga. Summary by Esther. ... [ more ]

  • Book of Lieh-Tzu

    Book of Lieh-Tzu

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Liezi
    Duration: 02:56:47

    Although Lieh Tzu's work has evidently passed through the hands of many editors and gathered numerous accretions, there remains a considerable nucleus which in all probability was committed to writing by Lieh Tzu's immediate disciples, and is therefore older than the genuine parts of Chuang Tzu. The ... [ more ]

  • Chronicles of Canada Volume 06 - The Great Intendant: A Chronicle of Jean Talon in Canada 1665-1672

    Chronicles of Canada Volume 06 - The Great Intendant: A Chronicle of Jean Talon in Canada 1665-1672

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Thomas Chapais
    Duration: 02:55:33

    Talon worked closely with lieutenant-general Prouville de Tracy to achieve the surrender of the Iroquois in 1627, thereby ending the threat that had hung over the colony for 20 years. Although Talon did not join the troops in the field, at Tracy's request, he had a very large share in the success of ... [ more ]

  • Our Little Austrian Cousin

    Our Little Austrian Cousin

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Florence E. Mendel
    Duration: 02:49:15

    In this volume I have endeavored to give my young readers a clearer and a more intimate knowledge than is usually possessed of the vast territory known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which is a collection of provinces united under one ruler, and which is, strange to say, the only country of importa ... [ more ]

  • Chronicles of Canada Volume 22 - Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters

    Chronicles of Canada Volume 22 - Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Agnes C. Laut
    Duration: 02:47:54

    This, volume 22 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the exploration of the Canadian Pacific coast, British Columbia, and Alaska. It includes accounts of Bering, Cook, Vancouver, Mackenzie, Fraser, and Thompson. - Summary by TriciaG ... [ more ]

  • First World War Centenary Poetry Collection

    First World War Centenary Poetry Collection

    Genre: History,Poetry,Literature,Military
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 02:43:47

    This collection of poetry, with its companion prose collection, commemorates the outbreak of the First World War on 28th July 1914. Most of the poetry, all chosen by the readers, is in English, but the collection also includes poems in Dutch, French, German, Portuguese and Russian. Please note ... [ more ]

  • Sophist

    Sophist

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 02:39:38

    Sophist (Ancient Greek: Σοφιστής) discusses being and not-being while drawing a distinction between the philosopher and the sophist. - Summary by Geoffrey Edwards ... [ more ]

  • Canada's Hundred Days: With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8 - Nov. 11, 1918. Part 2, Arras

    Canada's Hundred Days: With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8 - Nov. 11, 1918. Part 2, Arras

    Genre: History,North American,Military
    Author: John Frederick Bligh Livesay
    Duration: 02:35:34

    This is Part Two of Four of the incredible story of the actions of the men and women of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canada's contribution to the Great War 1914-1919, during the last 100 days of the First World War. After nearly 4 years of stalemate (trench warfare) the Allied Forces plann ... [ more ]

  • Statesman

    Statesman

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 02:34:05

    Statesman discusses God's role in maintaining the universe and describes the statesman as a good shepherd who promotes intermarriage between the orderly and courageous. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) ... [ more ]

  • Chronicles of Canada Volume 02 - Mariner of St. Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier

    Chronicles of Canada Volume 02 - Mariner of St. Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Stephen Leacock
    Duration: 02:27:45

    Jacques Cartier grew up as a sailor, married well and became an agent of exploration for King Francis I of France. In April, 1534, he sailed for the New World. Before sailing, his men took an oath that they would “behave themselves truly and faithfully in the service of the Most Christian King.” Jac ... [ more ]

  • Starved Rock: A Historical Sketch

    Starved Rock: A Historical Sketch

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Eaton G. Osman
    Duration: 02:25:40

    This book is an early history of the Starved Rock Area in Northern Illinois. In the pre-Columbian era, the Starved Rock area was home to Native Americans, particularly the Kaskaskia who lived in the Grand Village of the Illinois across the river. Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette were the first Eu ... [ more ]

  • Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls

    Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Helen Ekin Starrett
    Duration: 02:25:00

    Helen Ekin Starrett, journalist, mother of two daughters, grandmother of seven granddaughters and teacher to many young girls at the Starrett School for Girls offers lessons in life and religion to girls about to pass out from the guardianship of home into life with its duties and trials. (Summary b ... [ more ]

  • Chronicles of Canada Volume 23 - The Cariboo Trail: A Chronicle of the Gold-fields of British Columbia

    Chronicles of Canada Volume 23 - The Cariboo Trail: A Chronicle of the Gold-fields of British Columbia

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Agnes C. Laut
    Duration: 02:24:57

    Between the California and Yukon/Klondike gold rushes was the Cariboo Gold Rush in what would become northern British Columbia. The first discovery was made in 1859, but the rush didn't get underway in earnest until 1861. This short work documents the story of this lesser-known era and how it direct ... [ more ]

  • Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt

    Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt

    Genre: History,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: James Baikie
    Duration: 02:24:05

    Written primarily for children, James Baikie's 'peep' at ancient Egypt is a really well done, historical account of the ways of that fascinating land so many years ago. It has stood well the test of time, being both well researched and well written. It's a fun book for everyone, and families especia ... [ more ]

  • Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century

    Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Edwin Benson
    Duration: 02:19:47

    A short and gentle overview of mediaeval life in a large city. It lightly covers the class structure of society, local government, guilds, pageantry and punishment. The author has an easy, rhythmic style which leaves the reader wanting to find out more. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) ... [ more ]