The Cambridge Modern History, Volume 01, The Renaissance

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The Cambridge Modern History is a universal history covering the period from 1450 to 1910. It was published in 14 volumes between 1902 and 1912. The series was planned by Lord Acton, who intended it to be a monument of objective, collaborative scholarship, and edited A.W. Ward, G. W. Prothero and Stanley Leathes.

From the preface: "The aim of this work is to record, in the way most useful to the greatest number of readers, the fulness of knowledge in the field of modern history which the nineteenth century has bequeathed to its successor. [...] By a universal Modern History we mean something distinct from the combined History of all countries -- in other words, we mean a narrative which is not a mere string of episodes, but displays a continuous development. It moves in a succession to which the nations are subsidiary. Their stories will accordingly be told here, not for their own sakes, but in reference and subordination to a higher process, and according to the time and the degree in which they influence the common fortunes of mankind. [...] Our first volume is not merely intended to describe and discuss the Renaissance as a movement of European history. It is also designed as an introductory volume whose business it is, as it were, to bring upon the stage the nations, forces, and interests which will bear the chief part in the action." - Summary by Wikipedia & Kazbek

Genre(s): Early Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface by A.W. Ward, G.W. Prothero and Stanley Leathes Kazbek
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Play 02 Introductory Note by Mandell Creighton Kazbek
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Play 03 Chapter I. The Age of Discovery by E.J. Payne (part 1) Leni
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Play 04 Chapter I. The Age of Discovery by E.J. Payne (part 2) Leni
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Play 05 Chapter I. The Age of Discovery by E.J. Payne (part 3) Leni
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Play 06 Chapter II. The New World by E.J. Payne (part 1) Eric W.
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Play 07 Chapter II. The New World by E.J. Payne (part 2) Wayne Cooke
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Play 08 Chapter II. The New World by E.J. Payne (part 3) Nate Oman
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Play 09 Chapter III. The Ottoman Conquest by J.B. Bury (part 1) MorganScorpion
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Play 10 Chapter III. The Ottoman Conquest by J.B. Bury (part 2) Linda Johnson
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Play 11 Chapter III. The Ottoman Conquest by J.B. Bury (part 3) Linda Johnson
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Play 12 Chapter IV. Italy and Her Invaders by Stanley Leathes (part 1) Linda Johnson
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Play 13 Chapter IV. Italy and Her Invaders by Stanley Leathes (part 2) Linda Johnson
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Play 14 Chapter IV. Italy and Her Invaders by Stanley Leathes (part 3) Linda Johnson
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Play 15 Chapter IV. Italy and Her Invaders by Stanley Leathes (part 4) Linda Johnson
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Play 16 Chapter V. Florence (I): Savonarola by E. Armstrong (part 1) Linda Johnson
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Play 17 Chapter V. Florence (I): Savonarola by E. Armstrong (part 2) Linda Johnson
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Play 18 Chapter V. Florence (I): Savonarola by E. Armstrong (part 3) Linda Johnson
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Play 19 Chapter V. Florence (I): Savonarola by E. Armstrong (part 4) Linda Johnson
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Play 20 Chapter VI. Florence (II): Machiavelli by L. Arthur Burd (part 1) Greg Paxton
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Play 21 Chapter VI. Florence (II): Machiavelli by L. Arthur Burd (part 2) Murphy8104
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Play 22 Chapter VI. Florence (II): Machiavelli by L. Arthur Burd (part 3) Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 23 Chapter VII. Rome and the Temporal Power by Richard Garnett (part 1) Kristine Bekere
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Play 24 Chapter VII. Rome and the Temporal Power by Richard Garnett (part 2) Kristine Bekere
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Play 25 Chapter VII. Rome and the Temporal Power by Richard Garnett (part 3) Kristine Bekere
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Play 26 Chapter VIII. Venice by Horatio Brown (part 1) Aaron Carlow
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Play 27 Chapter VIII. Venice by Horatio Brown (part 2) Murphy8104
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Play 28 Chapter VIII. Venice by Horatio Brown (part 3) Murphy8104
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Play 29 Chapter IX. Germany and the Empire by T.F. Tout (part 1) Matea Bracic
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Play 30 Chapter IX. Germany and the Empire by T.F. Tout (part 2) Matea Bracic
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Play 31 Chapter IX. Germany and the Empire by T.F. Tout (part 3) Geoffrey DeSena
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Play 32 Chapter IX. Germany and the Empire by T.F. Tout (part 4) Geoffrey DeSena
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Play 33 Chapter X. Hungary and the Slavonic Kingdoms by Emil Reich (part 1) Colleen McMahon
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Play 34 Chapter X. Hungary and the Slavonic Kingdoms by Emil Reich (part 2) jenno
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Play 35 Chapter XI. The Catholic Kings by H. Butler Clarke (part 1) Linda Johnson
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Play 36 Chapter XI. The Catholic Kings by H. Butler Clarke (part 2) Linda Johnson
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Play 37 Chapter XI. The Catholic Kings by H. Butler Clarke (part 3) Linda Johnson
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Play 38 Chapter XI. The Catholic Kings by H. Butler Clarke (part 4) Linda Johnson
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Play 39 Chapter XII. France by Stanley Leathes (part 1) Murphy8104
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Play 40 Chapter XII. France by Stanley Leathes (part 2) Murphy8104
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Play 41 Chapter XII. France by Stanley Leathes (part 3) Linda Johnson
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Play 42 Chapter XIII. The Netherlands by A.W. Ward (part 1) Linda Johnson
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Play 43 Chapter XIII. The Netherlands by A.W. Ward (part 2) jenno
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Play 44 Chapter XIII. The Netherlands by A.W. Ward (part 3) Geoffrey DeSena
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Play 45 Chapter XIII. The Netherlands by A.W. Ward (part 4) Geoffrey DeSena
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Play 46 Chapter XIV. The Early Tudors by James Gairdner (part 1) Ruth P.
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Play 47 Chapter XIV. The Early Tudors by James Gairdner (part 2) Ruth P.
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Play 48 Chapter XIV. The Early Tudors by James Gairdner (part 3) Ruth P.
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Play 49 Chapter XV. Economic Change by William Cunningham (part 1) rainbowsnsunshine
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Play 50 Chapter XV. Economic Change by William Cunningham (part 2) Colleen McMahon
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Play 51 Chapter XV. Economic Change by William Cunningham (part 3) Colleen McMahon
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Play 52 Chapter XV. Economic Change by William Cunningham (part 4) Colleen McMahon
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Play 53 Chapter XVI. The Classical Renaissance by Sir Richard C. Jebb (part 1) Linda Johnson
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Play 54 Chapter XVI. The Classical Renaissance by Sir Richard C. Jebb (part 2) Linda Johnson
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Play 55 Chapter XVI. The Classical Renaissance by Sir Richard C. Jebb (part 3) Linda Johnson
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Play 56 Chapter XVI. The Classical Renaissance by Sir Richard C. Jebb (part 4) Linda Johnson
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Play 57 Chapter XVI. The Classical Renaissance by Sir Richard C. Jebb (part 5) Linda Johnson
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Play 58 Chapter XVII. The Christian Renaissance by M.R. James (part 1) KevinS
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Play 59 Chapter XVII. The Christian Renaissance by M.R. James (part 2) KevinS
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Play 60 Chapter XVII. The Christian Renaissance by M.R. James (part 3) KevinS
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Play 61 Chapter XVIII. Catholic Europe by the Rev. William Barry (part 1) Linda Johnson
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Play 62 Chapter XVIII. Catholic Europe by the Rev. William Barry (part 2) Linda Johnson
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Play 63 Chapter XVIII. Catholic Europe by the Rev. William Barry (part 3) Linda Johnson
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Play 64 Chapter XIX. The Eve of the Reformation by Henry Charles Lea (part 1) Piotr Nater
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Play 65 Chapter XIX. The Eve of the Reformation by Henry Charles Lea (part 2) Piotr Nater
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Play 66 Chapter XIX. The Eve of the Reformation by Henry Charles Lea (part 3) Piotr Nater
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Play 67 Chapter XIX. The Eve of the Reformation by Henry Charles Lea (part 4) Piotr Nater
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