Unabridged
Release Date: October 15, 2014
Author: Will Durant
Book: 6
Publisher: Blackstone Audio

“Durant’s monumental history of Europe from 1300 to 1564 presents a narrator with great challenges, but Stefan Rudnicki lives up to them. His strong, endlessly listenable voice helps keep one’s interest over the long haul, and his care with and understanding of the text help lead one through dense passages that are often laden with foreign words or strings of difficult names in French, Russian, or Arabic. Given the difficulty and complexity of the material, Rudnicki does a remarkable job. His pacing, energy, and expression of sense and feeling help bring the book alive.”

AudioFile Magazine review

An engrossing volume on the European Reformation by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Will Durant

The sixth volume of Durant’s acclaimed Story of Civilization, The Reformation: A History of European Civilization from Wycliffe to Calvin, 1300–1564 chronicles the history of European civilization from 1300 to 1564. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter

  • the schism within the Roman Catholic Church and the formation of early Protestantism;
  • the theology of Martin Luther and his societal impact;
  • the rise of Humanism and the life of Desiderius Erasmus;
  • the royal monarchies of England, France, Spain, and Italy;
  • the imperial conquests of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Americas;
  • the Bohemian revolution of Eastern Europe, the unification of Russia, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire;
  • the teachings of John Calvin; and
  • the Counter-Reformation of the sixteenth century.

Purchase your copy today at downpour.com.

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