|Author||John Bagnell Bury|
|Publisher||The Again Shop|
|Publication Date||October 17, 2017|
Audiobook in MP3 Format (NOTE: You must use an MP3 compatible player, the disk will appear blank on a non-compatible player)*****Total running time: 13:42:19*****The writings of J. B. Bury (1861-1927), on subjects ranging from ancient Greece to the 19th-century papacy, are at once scholarly and accessible to the layman. This work covers the period from the beginning of the Roman Empire until Gibbon begins; from Augustus through Marcus Aurelius and the Antoinine Emporers.*****John Bagnell Bury (16 October 1861 1 June 1927), known as J. B. Bury (rhymes with "jury"), was an eminent Irish historian, classical scholar, Byzantinist and philologist. Bury's writings, on subjects ranging from ancient Greece to the 19th-century papacy, are at once scholarly and accessible to the layman. His two works on the philosophy of history elucidated the Victorian ideals of progress and rationality which undergirded his more specific histories. He also led a revival of Byzantine history, which English-speaking historians, following Edward Gibbon, had largely neglected. He contributed to, and was himself the subject of an article in, the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. With Frank Adcock and S. A. Cook he edited the Cambridge Ancient History, launched in 1919.