The World’s Story Volume VI: Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Balkan States and Turkey

Eva March TAPPAN (1854 - 1930)

This is the sixth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part VI include the Russian Empire, the fights for independence in Hungary and the Balkan states and the politics of early Turkey. - Summary by Sonia

Cast list for Wallenstein and the cuirassiers:
Terzky: alanmapstone / Wallenstein: Foon / Anspessade: Tomas Peter / Second Cuirassier: Eva Davis / Third Cuirassier: Monika M.C. / Butler: Nemo / Narrator: Sonia

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, War & Military Fiction, War & Military

Language: English

Group: World's Story

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Skirmish between cossacks and the imperial bodyguard, by Jean Baptiste Edouard Detaille, (France 1848), painting, frontispiece Sonia
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Play 02 Russia Part I: Folk-tales and early history: Historical note Sonia
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Play 03 The imp and the crust, by Count Leo Tolstoy Sonia
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Play 04 The story of iron and the poison water, from the Kalevala Sonia
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Play 05 The country and customs of the Scythians (fifth century B.C.), by Herodotus Sonia
00:15:31
Play 06 The vengeance of Queen Olga (about 945), from the chronicle of Nestor Jim Locke
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Play 07 Vladimir in search of a religion (about 988), by John S. C. Abbott Jim Locke
00:10:56
Play 08 Russia Part II: In the days of Ivan the Terrible: Historical note alanmapstone
00:02:50
Play 09 How Russia was freed from the Tartars (1480), by John S. C. Abbott Jim Locke
00:10:32
Play 10 Ivan the Terrible (1533-1584), by Frances A. Shaw Jim Locke
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Play 11 Life at the Setch (fifteenth century), by Nikolai V. Gogol Jim Locke
00:23:11
Play 12 The false Czar (1605), by Frances A. Shaw Jim Locke
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Play 13 The kremlin of Moscow, by Bayard Taylor Jim Locke
00:17:10
Play 14 Russia Part III: Peter the Great: Historical note alanmapstone
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Play 15 A morning with Peter the Great (early in the eighteenth century), by Dmitri Merejkowski Jim Locke
00:17:08
Play 16 How St. Petersburg was built (1703), by John S. C. Abbott Tomas Peter
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Play 17 A supposed letter from an English architect (1715), by Maurice Baring Colleen McMahon
00:14:51
Play 18 Russia Part IV: From Catherine the Great to the invasion of Napoleon: Historical note Kristine Bekere
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Play 19 A day with Catherine the Great (1794), by Adrian Moyseevich Gribovski Kristine Bekere
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Play 20 Borodino (1812), by Alexander Sergeyevitch Pushkin Nemo
00:05:55
Play 21 The burning of Moscow, by Louis Adolph Thiers Colleen McMahon
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Play 22 The crossing of the Beresina river (1812), by John S. C. Abbott Colleen McMahon
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Play 23 Passage of the Beresina, by J. H. Van Papendrecht, painting p. 130 Tomas Peter
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Play 24 Russia Part V: Poland: Historical note Foon
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Play 25 The surrender of Kamenyetz (1672), by Henryk Sienkiewicz Jim Locke
00:20:51
Play 26 Poland or Russia ? (1793), by Jane Porter April6090
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Play 27 The division of Poland, by Sir Edwin Arnold alanmapstone
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Play 28 The revolt in Warsaw, 1861, by Joseph Nicholas Robert-Fleury (French painter, 1792-1890), painting p. 158 Foon
00:02:50
Play 29 Russia Part VI: Siberia: Historical note Tomas Peter
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Play 30 The conquest of Siberia (1579-1584), by Count Leo Tolstoy tovarisch
00:24:22
Play 31 Yermak, a folk-song Tomas Peter
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Play 32 How pardon was won for an exile (1808), by Madame Sophie Risteau Cottin Devorah Allen
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Play 33 On the march to Siberia (nineteenth century), by Baroness M. De Packh April6090
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Play 34 A Kirghis warrior, by Vasili Vasilevich Vereshchagin (Russia, 1842-1904), painting p. 186 Sandra Schmit
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Play 35 In a Tartar tent (about 1909), by Lindon Bates, Jr. Colleen McMahon
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Play 36 Russia Part VII: A coronation and three wars: Historical note Foon
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Play 37 The coronation of Alexander II (1855), by Count von Moltke Colleen McMahon
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Play 38 The emancipation of the serfs (1861), by Hezekiah Butterworth Sandra Schmit
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Play 39 The taking of the village (an incident of the war of 1877 with Turkey), by Vsyevolod Mikhailovitch Garshin tovarisch
00:12:24
Play 40 The capture of a redoubt (an incident of the war of 1877 with Turkey), by Vasili Vasilevich Vereshchagin tovarisch
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Play 41 Coaling at sea (1905), by Commander Vladimir Semenoff, of the Imperial Russian Navy tovarisch
00:18:24
Play 42 Russia Part VIII: Life in modern Russia: Historical note Tomas Peter
00:01:58
Play 43 The races on the Neva river (1870), by Théophile Gautier techpsalti
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Play 44 A little Jewish girl in Russia, by Mary Antin April6090
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Play 45 The fair of Nijni-Novgorod, by Edna Dean Proctor alanmapstone
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Play 46 Austria-Hungary Part I: From the Tartar invasion to the Reformation: Historical note Availle
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Play 47 The coming of the Tartars (1240), by Louis Felbermann Jim Locke
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Play 48 How Rudolf the First became Emperor (1273), by John S. C. Abbott Jim Locke
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Play 49 Stories of Rudolf, founder of the house of Hapsburg (thirteenth century), by William Coxe Jim Locke
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Play 50 How Naumburg was saved, by Jaroslav Cermak (Bohemian artist, - 1878), painting p. 270 Foon
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Play 51 The deliverance of Prague (1420), by E. H. Gillett Colleen McMahon
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Play 52 A funeral menu of the sixteenth century (1509), from the old chronicles Nemo
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Play 53 The emperor Maximilian receiving the Venetian embassy, by Karl Ludwig Friedrich Becker (German artist, 1820-1900), painting p. 284 Nemo
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Play 54 Austria-Hungary Part II: The religious wars of the seventeenth century: Historical note Availle
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Play 55 The devastation of St. Vitus's church (1619-1620), by Marie Hay Colleen McMahon
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Play 56 Wallenstein, the deposed general (1630), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Sonia
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Play 57 Wallenstein and the cuirassiers (1634), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Group 00:14:57
Play 58 How John Sobieski saved Vienna from the Turks (1683), by John S. C. Abbott realisticspeakers
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Play 59 Austria-Hungary Part III: From Maria Theresa to the downfall of Napoleon: Historical note Availle
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Play 60 How Maria Theresa of Austria became King (1740), by John S. C. Abbott April6090
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Play 61 The command of Maria Theresa, by John S. C. Abbott Larry Wilson
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Play 62 Hohenlinden (1800), by Thomas Campbell Monika M. C.
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Play 63 The battle of Austerlitz (1805), by John S. C. Abbott Tomas Peter
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Play 64 How the French honored Joseph Haydn (1805), by ''Louisa Mühlbach'' (Klara M. Mundt) Nemo
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Play 65 Andreas Hofer rallying the Tyrolean mountaineers, by Franz von Defregger (Austrian painter, 1835), painting p. 344 Monika M. C.
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Play 66 Austria-Hungary Part IV: The nineteenth century: Historical note Availle
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Play 67 After the battle of Szolnok (1849), by Maurus Jókai Jim Locke
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Play 68 The unlucky weathercock (1849), by Maurus Jókai Jim Locke
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Play 69 Kossuth's farewell (1849) Sonia
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Play 70 The salt mines of Wieliczka (1850), by Bayard Taylor ToddHW
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Play 71 Austria-Hungary Part V: Stories and poems of Bohemia, Hungary, and the Tyrol: Historical note Tomas Peter
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Play 72 The dog and the wolf, a Bohemian folk-tale, retold by Theodor Vernaleken April6090
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Play 73 The poor man and the king of the crows, a Magyar folk-tale, retold by Jeremiah Curtin Devorah Allen
00:21:39
Play 74 St. Kümmerniss, a legend of the Tyrol Nemo
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Play 75 The legend of St. Kümmerniss, by François Joseph Heim (French artist, 1787-1865), painting p. 400 Nemo
00:01:22
Play 76 Stories of the gypsies April6090
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Play 77 Two Magyar poems Foon
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Play 78 A Csikos race, by Alexander Wagner (Hungarian artist, 1838), painting p. 408 alanmapstone
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Play 79 The Balkan States: Historical note Nemo
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Play 80 Marko and the Turks (fifteenth century), an old Servian ballad Sonia
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Play 81 Montenegro, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson alanmapstone
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Play 82 An attack on the Bashi-Bazouks (1907), by Arthur D. Howden Smith Jim Locke
00:28:36
Play 83 Herzegovinians returning to a village sacked by the Bashi-Bazouks, by Jaroslav Cermak (Bohemian artist, -1878), painting p. 434 Nemo
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Play 84 The siege of Adrianople (1912), by Philip Gibbs April6090
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Play 85 The flight from Lule-Burgas (1912), by Bernard Grant Jim Locke
00:19:07
Play 86 Turkey Part I: To the capture of Constantinople: Historical note Kristine Bekere
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Play 87 Constantinople, a city built to order (fourth century), by Edward Gibbon Kristine Bekere
00:11:40
Play 88 The coming of the comet (1402), by Maurus Jókai ToddHW
00:19:16
Play 89 Scanderbeg (about 1450), by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sandra Schmit
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Play 90 The fall of Constantinople (1453), by Edward Gibbon Kristine Bekere
00:15:51
Play 91 Turkey Part II: Turkey at the height of her power: Historical note Kristine Bekere
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Play 92 The tribute of children, by Anonymous Tomas Peter
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Play 93 The little Janizary (about 1453), by James M. Ludlow Jim Locke
00:19:04
Play 94 The surrender of Rhodes (1522), by Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine realisticspeakers
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Play 95 A visit to the wife of Solyman the Magnificent (sixteenth century), translated from a Genoese letter Sonia
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Play 96 Dining with the Sultana (1718), by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu April6090
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Play 97 Turkey Part III: The sick man of Europe: Historical note alanmapstone
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Play 98 The last of the Janizaries (1826), by Maurus Jókai realisticspeakers
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Play 99 The muezzin, by Jean Léon Gérôme (French artist, 1824-1904), painting p. 528 alanmapstone
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Play 100 ''The House of Fear'' (1908), by Francis McCullagh Jim Locke
00:21:19
Play 101 The silent army (1909), by Francis McCullagh Nemo
00:11:03
Play 102 Turkey Part IV: Turkish stories: Historical note Tomas Peter
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Play 103 ''The lamb bolted'', a legend of Turkish justice Devorah Allen
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Play 104 Stories of Nasr-Eddin Hoja TJ Burns
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Play 105 A Turkish friendship (eighteenth century), by Cheliby Yorgaki Jim Locke
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Play 106 Turkey Part V: Stories of Turkish life and customs: Historical note Foon
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Play 107 The first telegraph in Turkey (1854), by Sir J. William Whittall alanmapstone
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Play 108 Choosing a wife for the son, by Lucy M. J. Garnett thestorygirl
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Play 109 ''Protestant bread'', by Cyrus Hamlin, D. D. Foon
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Play 110 The dancing dervishes, by Julia Pardoe Devorah Allen
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Play 111 Ceremony of dervishes at Scutari, by Albert Aublet (French artist, 1851), painting p. 574 Sonia
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Play 112 A Turkish ''What for ?'', by Demetra Vaka Sonia
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