An original Italian easy reader by Francesca Colombo
The ebook version of a thirty-part series of articles with online audio that walks a curious student of Italian through a neglected period of history, from the end of the Roman empire in 476 CE to the fall of Constantinople, nearly a thousand years later in 1453 CE.
While the articles that make up this ebook are available for free at https://onlineitalianclub.com/history/, this version of the material (.pdf, .mobi Kindle-compatible, .epub versions available) is easily printable and/or readable on an ebook reader, such as the Kindle.
Please note: unlike our other ‘easy reader’ ebooks, for reasons of length this one does not contain glossaries of difficult words nor comprehension exercises after each chapter. Take a look at the free sample chapters before you buy!
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
- .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
- 30 CHAPTERS to read and listen to!
- Suitable for students at upper-intermediate level or above
- Download your Free Sample Chapters (.pdf)
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Peter Salmon (verified owner) –
I read and listened to the episodes as they were made available (free) over the summer. They were detailed, researched in depth, informative and entertaining – not just a list of invaders and intrigues over the centuries, but observations on ways of life and the role of women in the history of the period too. The B2 level meant they were accessible, while offering a feeling of challenge and achievement also. It’s great now to have the text in a single file. But my main reason to purchase this book was to say ‘thank you’ for making these files freely available over the summer. They were enjoyed and appreciated.
Terry (verified owner) –
An excellent book which puts the “Dark Ages” in a new light! Clearly written with enough challenge to my Italian to be satisfying, I am enjoying working with “Il Medioevo” very much. The regular news bulletins, too, are first rate. The ability to listen online as well as read the text is a huge benefit for both, and a particularly useful feature; hearing Italian that is accessible and interesting can be difficult to find. Thank you and Well Done.
MylesByrne (verified owner) –
While I’ve only read a small portion of this extensive text I’ve found everything I’ve bought from easyreaders.org, the thrice a week news bulletins and all my interactions with Daniel Stephens and Imparareonline to be excellent and if there was a place to review the business rather than a single book this would be it.
That’s kind, Myles, thank you!