Golf is a pastime and for our renaissance man he likes to question what is happening. It¿s about his life on and off the green largely spent with his buddies. With humor we partake in his day to day experiences watching him comment with an inquisitive nature about virtually everything. Golf gives his office life color and allows him the break to address certain experiences that we all face from time to time. This golfer funnily enough could be you or me and may cause those who play the game to have a quite chuckle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Knower Peace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000584/bk_bigh_000584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Here lies that famous Raphael by whom Nature feared to be conquered while he lived, and when he was dying, feared herself to die.´´ (Inscription on Raphael´s sarcophagus) Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known across the world simply by the name Raphael, stands as one of the main pillars of the High Renaissance, an iconic example of the balance between spirituality and humanistic inquiry that characterized the time period. Although he lived just 37 years, his career produced an amazingly rich output, and he completed more works than many artists do over careers spanning twice the length. At the same time, Raphael´s art combined central tropes associated with the Renaissance while remaining remarkably original. As such, his career is worth exploring not only in its own right but also for the ways in which he typified contemporary artistic techniques, including a return to antiquity and the balance between mathematical accuracy, rational thought, and religious devotion. While Raphael´s own themes did not vary greatly throughout his career, he led a relatively nomadic existence, and his life reflects the trends associated with late 15th-century and early 16th-century Italy. Born in Umbria and raised in the Umbria court, Raphael was exposed to a wealth of artistic influences and high culture, characteristic of the early Renaissance shift toward humanism and artistic appreciation. Although Raphael´s talent was generational, his life did not involve the extreme poverty and destitution that often characterized the lives of other famous artists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Van Linda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052742/bk_acx0_052742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Renaissance was a time of tremendous intellectual activity, with breakthroughs in science, arts and philosophy. Discover its immense creativity through three of its greatest thinkers, the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, the English scientist Sir Francis Bacon, and the Italian political thinker Niccolò Machiavelli. Montaigne is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre; his style merges casual anecdotes and autobiography with deep intellectual insights. His ´´Essays´´ are among the most influential ever written, and inspired countless great authors. Sir Francis Bacon was the first to argue for a skeptical and methodical approach in science, based on careful observation of events in nature, and founded on induction. This made him the father of scientific method, a groundbreaking turn of events at the time, and his work is still the basis of the scientific framework today. Machiavelli is the author of ´´The Prince´´, one of the most controversial political treatises ever written; it gives very clear, precise and realistic instructions on how to gain and maintain power, fortune, and glory, sometimes at the expense of others. This audiobook is a careful compilation of essential quotes, summarizing each one of the great masters´ fundamental ideas, for you to get inspired and familiarize yourself with the greatest ideas of the Renaissance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000837/bk_cids_000837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Renaissance spawned the use of the label ´´Renaissance man´´ to describe a person who is extremely talented in multiple fields, and no discussion of the Renaissance is complete without the original Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci. Indeed, if 100 people are asked to describe Leonardo in one word, they might give 100 answers. As the world´s most famous polymath and genius, Leonardo found time to be a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a musician, a scientist, a mathematician, an engineer, an inventor, an anatomist, a geologist, a cartographer, a botanist, and a writer. It would be hard to determine which field Leonardo had the greatest influence in. His Mona Lisa and The Last Supper are among the most famous paintings of all time, standing up against even Michelangelo´s work. But even if he was not the age´s greatest artist, Leonardo may have conducted his most influential work in other fields. His emphasis on the importance of nature would influence enlightened philosophers centuries later, and he sketched speculative designs for gadgets like helicopters that would take another four centuries to create. Leonardo´s vision and philosophy were made possible by his astounding work as a mathematician, an engineer, and a scientist. At a time when much of science was dictated by Church teachings, Leonardo studied geology and anatomy long before they truly even became scientific fields, and he used his incredible artistic abilities to sketch the famous Vitruvian Man, linking art and science together. Legends of the Renaissance: The Life and Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci chronicles Leonardo´s amazing life and work, analyzing the lasting legacy he left across the arts and sciences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Linsenmayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035706/bk_acx0_035706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The four main themes of this course are answers to the question, ´´What makes Europe distinctive compared with other parts of the world?´´1. The Nation State. The idea of the State or sovereign authority takes on a new significance when it is attached to a nation or a people who have an idea of a common origin and identity. This idea was developed first and most powerfully in Europe.2. Citizenship. When a nation is made up of citizens, they feel a greater commitment to the community.3. The scientific method enables one to ask questions about the universe and the nature of human beings, and to obtain answers that work well in practice.4. Developed Broadly Based Public Finance. The idea that government can mobilize the wealth of a whole people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Hosking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002167/bk_reco_002167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world wants its soul back.... This audiobook is for highly sensitive people who have felt out of place in the modern world. It provides a narrative that describes how they fit into a lineage of creatives throughout history, and how their gifts are needed during this precise era of ´´new renaissance´´ on Earth. In this book, author Jacob Nordby offers a bold new definition of success in the modern era. ´´The only success now is living and creating a work-of-art life: unique, rich with meaning, naked of anything we don´t care about, and ruthless about carving out something absolutely real from a world that has gorged itself on fakeness and become critically ill from it. The only failure now is pulling back from that quest because of fear.´´ Expanding upon his short original ´´Blessed Are the Weird´´ piece that became a viral phenomenon, he traces the roots of soulful artistry and creation to ancient times and back again to reveal the insistent, eternal quest of our true natures that demands something real - as if our very existence depends upon it. This book is a call to creatives (and those who want to be) with the clear message that it has never been more critical to heed the call of soul than it is during this exciting, dangerous new renaissance epoch on Planet Earth. Heartfelt and sometimes humorous, it lights a signal fire for all who feel out of place in the modern world and invites them to claim their heritage as members in an ancient lineage - those tenders of soul and beauty who have always kept the flame alive for humanity. This is a book for everyone who wants to lead a deep, true, and passionate life and leave the world better for having passed this way. Blessed Are the Weird. Your time has come to define the new normal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacob Nordby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/009174/bk_tant_009174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Pest, der ´´Schwarze Tod´´ wütet 1348 in Florenz. Eine Gruppe junger, lebens- und liebeshungriger Frauen und Männer hat sich in die Campagna, in Sonne, Licht und Natur geflüchtet. Jeden Abend erzählen sie sich prickelnd, frivole Geschichten -- dem Schrecken zum Trotz. Loblieder auf das Leben und die Liebe. Der Gärtner im Frauenkloster Der Stallknecht und die Königin Das Mädchen und der Einsiedler Die Schöne in der Badestube Die gefangene Nachtigall 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Maike Wessel, Christian Baumann. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/komp/000091/bk_komp_000091_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Iceland, Greenland, Northern Norway, and the Faroe Islands lie on the edges of Western Europe, in an area long portrayed by travelers as remote and exotic - its nature harsh, its people reclusive. Since the middle of the 18th century, however, this marginalized region has gradually become part of modern Europe, a transformation that is narrated in Karen Oslund´s Iceland Imagined. This cultural and environmental history sweeps across the dramatic North Atlantic landscape, exploring its unusual geography, saga narratives, language, culture, and politics, and analyzing its emergence as a distinctive and symbolic part of Europe. The earliest visions of a wild frontier, filled with dangerous and unpredictable inhabitants, eventually gave way to images of beautiful, well-managed lands, inhabited by simple but virtuous people living close to nature. This transformation was accomplished by state-sponsored natural histories of Iceland which explained that the monsters described in medieval and Renaissance travel accounts did not really exist, and by artists who painted the Icelandic landscapes to reflect their fertile and regulated qualities. Literary scholars and linguists who came to Iceland and Greenland in the 19th century related the stories and the languages of the ´´wild North´´ to those of their home countries. Karen Oslund is assistant professor of world history at Towson University in Maryland. The book is published by University of Washington Press. ´´The great contribution of Iceland Imagined is to help us understand the mental geographies that over the past quarter millennium have come to define the North Atlantic - and that teach us more than we might think about the rest of the world.´´ (from the Foreword by William Cronon) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002968/bk_acx0_002968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is a powerful program that will give you a deeply personal, revelatory experience of your soul. What is required is that you ´´enter your castle´´ and explore with great intent the contents of your ´´seven mansions´´ and their many rooms. You´ll be introduced to a new spiritual renaissance as Caroline Myss explains the nature of mysticism and its experiences; what it means to be called into mystical service; and how to discover your unique gifts, have an authentic experience of the sacred, become a channel for grace, and more. This richly meaningful audio experience will help you express your highest potential with grace, and explore a spiritual life that is as deeply directed within as it is toward the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Myss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/hayh/000197/sp_hayh_000197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Prince, is the best known work by Italian diplomat, Nicolo Machiavelli. It is, in essence, a manual for rulership. The Prince, was a distinctly original work, written in the late Renaissance, and characterized by a realistic, perhaps even ruthless perspective, of both human nature and politics. It inspired the term ´´Machiavellian´´, and brought it into common use to describe unscrupulous politics. Machiavelli is seen as the father of modern political theory. His perspective in The Prince reflects a unique insight into human nature, and the nature of statecraft, offering clear, and powerful instructions for anyone in the field of politics, from the Renaissance to the modern era. The audiobook version of The Prince, is prefaced with a biography of the author and a background of the work itself, shedding some light on the mind that produced it, and the era which shaped his perspective. Also included are an overview, synopsis, and analysis of the work. The summary is capped with a brief look at the historical context of Machiavelli´s work, as well as the criticisms it has evoked, and the impact he has had on society. This is an ideal work for those interested in history, politics, or sociology, a unique and useful work, which offers a plethora of instructions for dealing with power on any level. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Eisengrein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092651/bk_acx0_092651_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.