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Download The Modern Scholar: Masterpieces of Medieval Literature Audiobook (Unabridged)

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It is during the Middle Ages that modern Europe, indeed, modern Western culture as we know it, comes to be. Classical Mediterranean culture drew from the ancient Middle East, and more directly, from the Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Middle Ages add the Northlands, Celts, and Germans, and ultimately, Slavs as well, to the mix. And the Middle Ages saw the birth of the immediate predecessors of our own ideas about love and marriage as important concerns in their own right, utterly central to a happy and fulfilling personal life.

Beyond that, the Middle Ages saw the composition of some of the greatest and most rewarding literary works ever written, the works of Chaucer and Dante no doubt preeminent among them, but by no means are they alone in their surpassing merits.

In this course, we will look at some of those other splendid works - Beowulf, the little-known, but utterly splendid Njal's Saga, and Sir Gawain the Green Knight among them. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael | 11/22/2013

    " I'm not familiar with most medieval lit., so I enjoyed the introduction. Some parts can be tough to follow, so it's very useful to read the course guide. I will have to look into some of the works he mentioned, particularly Njal's Saga, Pearl, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kate | 5/14/2011

    " This is what I'm currently listening to on my drive to work. It's really good! I've learned a lot about medieval history and literature. So if you're into that kind of thing, I'd recommend it. "

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