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The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01   By: (1840-1931)

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THE GREAT EVENTS

BY

FAMOUS HISTORIANS

A COMPREHENSIVE AND READABLE ACCOUNT OF THE WORLD'S HISTORY, EMPHASIZING THE MORE IMPORTANT EVENTS, AND PRESENTING THESE AS COMPLETE NARRATIVES IN THE MASTER WORDS OF THE MOST EMINENT HISTORIANS

NON SECTARIAN NON PARTISAN NON SECTIONAL

ON THE PLAN EVOLVED FROM A CONSENSUS OF OPINIONS GATHERED FROM THE MOST DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS OF AMERICA AND EUROPE, INCLUDING BRIEF INTRODUCTIONS BY SPECIALISTS TO CONNECT AND EXPLAIN THE CELEBRATED NARRATIVES, ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY, WITH THOROUGH INDICES, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, CHRONOLOGIES, AND COURSES OF READING

EDITOR IN CHIEF

ROSSITER JOHNSON, LL.D.

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

CHARLES F. HORNE, Ph.D. JOHN RUDD, LL.D.

With a staff of specialists

VOLUME 1

The National Alumni

COPYRIGHT, 1905,

By THE NATIONAL ALUMNI

CONTENTS

VOLUME I

General Introduction

An Outline Narrative of the Great Events CHARLES F. HORNE

Dawn of Civilization ( B.C. 5867 ) G.C.C. MASPERO

Compilation of the Earliest Code ( B.C. 2250 ) HAMMURABI

Theseus Founds Athens ( B.C. 1235 ) PLUTARCH

The Formation of the Castes in India ( B.C. 1200 ) GUSTAVE LE BON W.W. HUNTER

Fall of Troy ( B.C. 1184 ) GEORGE GROTE

Accession of Solomon Building of the Temple at Jerusalem ( B.C. 1017 ) HENRY HART MILMAN

Rise and Fall of Assyria Destruction of Nineveh ( B.C. 789 ) F. LENORMANT AND E. CHEVALLIER

The Foundation of Rome ( B.C. 753 ) BARTHOLD GEORG NIEBUHR

Prince Jimmu Founds Japan's Capital ( B.C. 660 ) SIR EDWARD REED THE "NEHONGI"

The Foundation of Buddhism ( B.C. 623 ) THOMAS W. RHYS DAVIDS

Pythian Games at Delphi ( B.C. 585 ) GEORGE GROTE

Solon's Early Greek Legislation ( B.C. 594 ) GEORGE GROTE

Conquests of Cyrus the Great ( B.C. 550 ) GEORGE GROTE

Rise of Confucius, the Chinese Sage ( B.C. 550 ) R.K. DOUGLAS

Rome Established as a Republic Institution of Tribunes ( B.C. 510 494 ) HENRY GEORGE LIDDELL

The Battle of Marathon ( B.C. 490 ) SIR EDWARD SHEPHERD CREASY

Invasion of Greece by Persians under Xerxes Defence of Thermopylæ ( B.C. 480 ) HERODOTUS

Universal Chronology ( B.C. 5867 451 ) JOHN RUDD

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

VOLUME I

Sphinx, with Great and Second Pyramids of Gizeh ( page 12 ) Frontispiece From an original photograph.

The Rosetta Stone, and Description Facsimile of original in the British Museum.

The Sabine Women now mothers suing for peace between the combatants ( their Roman husbands and their Sabine relatives ) Painting by Jacques L. David.

THE GREAT EVENTS

BY

FAMOUS HISTORIANS

General Introduction

THE GREAT EVENTS BY FAMOUS HISTORIANS is the answer to a problem which has long been agitating the learned world. How shall real history, the ablest and profoundest work of the greatest historians, be rescued from its present oblivion on the dusty shelves of scholars, and made welcome to the homes of the people?

THE NATIONAL ALUMNI, an association of college men, having given this question long and earnest discussion among themselves, sought finally the views of a carefully elaborated list of authorities throughout America and Europe. They consulted the foremost living historians and professors of history, successful writers in other fields, statesmen, university and college presidents, and prominent business men. From this widely gathered consensus of opinions, after much comparison and sifting of ideas, was evolved the following practical, and it would seem incontrovertible, series of plain facts. And these all pointed toward "THE GREAT EVENTS."

In the first place, the entire American public, from top to bottom of the social ladder, are at this moment anxious to read history. Its predominant importance among the varied forms of literature is fully recognized. To understand the past is to understand the future. The successful men in every line of life are those who look ahead, whose keen foresight enables them to probe into the future, not by magic, but by patiently acquired knowledge... Continue reading book >>


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