Peter Parley's Common School History (Google eBook)

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E.H. Butler & Company, 1853 - World history - 309 pages
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Contents

X Queen Semiramis sets forth to conquer the World but is defeated by the King of the ladies
22
About Ninias Reiguof Sardanapalus and Ruin of the Assyrian Empire
23
About the Hebrews or Jews Origin of the Hebrews The Removal of Jacob and his Children to Egypt
25
The Bondage in Egypt Flight of the Hebrews and Destruction of Pharaoh and his Host
26
About the Wanderings of the Israelites in the Wilderness
28
Overthrow of the Midianites Samson Judge of Israel
30
Samsons Exploits and Death
32
Beginning of the Reign of Saul
34
Combat of David and Goliath
35
The reign of David Wisdom of Solomon
36
The Building of the Temple Visit of the Queen of Sheba
37
The Decline of the Jewish Nation
39
The Hebrew Prophets
40
Crucifixion of the Saviour Destruction of Jerusalem
42
Cyrus conquers Babylon His Death
44
Reign of Cambyses
45
Expedition of Xerxes into Greece
46
Affairs of Persia till the Saracen Conquest
48
tXVIII Modern History of Persia
49
Early History of China
51
Anecdotes of the Chinese Emperors
52
Cities of China Manners of the Chinese
54
XXXII Origin of the Arabs Rise of Mahomet
55
Sequel of the History of the Saracens 87
57
About Syria Phoenicia and Asia IIinorf
59
A Brief View of several Nations
61
AFRICA
63
CXXVIIT About the Geography of Africa The Inhabitants
67
Early Sovereigns of Egypt
69
Egyptian Architecture and Sculpture
71
The Ptolemies and Queen Cleopatra
74
CHAPTER rAU XLII Sequel of the Egyptian History
76
Summary of Ethiopian Matters
77
Origin of the Barbary States and their Piracies on the Christians
78
Fables and Facts about Africa
79
History of the SlavcTrade
80
XLVU Chronology of Africa 81
81
VIII Introductory Remarks on its Geography and other Matters 63
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About Greece where it is situated Appearance of the Country Cli
86
The Extent of Greece First Settlement of the Country
88
The Grecian Lawgivers
89
War with Persia
90
Affairs of Athens
91
Beginning of the Theban War
93
Sequel of the Theban War
94
Grecian Religion or Mythology
95
The Grecian Philosophers
99
The Grecian Philosophers continued
100
Something more about Philosophers About the Greek Poets
101
About the Mode of Life among the Ancient Greeks
102
Philip of Macedon conquers Greece
104
Conquests of Alexander the Great
106
Seque to Alexanders Carej
108
LXIV Greece invaded by the Gauls
109
End of Grecian Independence
110
Modern History of Greece
111
About Italy as It now is
112
Founding of Rome by Romulus Its early State
116
Battle of the Horatii and Curiatii
118
From the reign of Ancus Martius till the Expulsion of the Kings
119
The Story of Coriolauus
121
LXXH Rome invaded by the Gauls The first Punic War
122
Second and third Punic Wars
124
Scipios Triumph
125
Sylla and Marius
126
Cneius Pompey and Julius Csssar
127
Csesar usurps the Supreme Power
128
Assassination of Julius Csesar
129
Consequences of Caesars Death
130
About the great Power and Extent of the Roman Empire in the Time of Augustus
132
The Means by which Rome acquired its Power
133
Military Affairs of the Romans Division of the Army The Imperial Eagle Music Arms Dress Military Rewards Crowns The Triumph
147
About Naval Affairs The War Galley Commerce Shows of Wild Beasts Exhibitions of Gladiators
149
Sports Chariot Racing The Circus Carriages Private Entertain ments Supper Rooms Convivial Parties Luxuries
150
About Theatres Clocks and Watches The Fine Arts Books and Writing Costume Conclusion
152
Rome under the Popes
153
About several other Italian States 15
156
About the Ottoman Empire Turkey in Europe Turkey in Asia About the Climate People and other Things
157
CHAPTER r XCVH About the Saracens Hot the Turin overturned the Saracen Empire How the Ottoman Turks founded the Ottoman Empire About ...
159
Sequel of the Turkish History
160
Early History of Spain The Moorish Conquest
161
Wars between the Moors and the Spaniards
163
The Spanish Inquisition
164
CU The Invincible Armada Curious Death of a Spanish King Recent Affairs of Spain
166
CHI A short Story about Portugal 107
167
CIV Description of France Its Climate Cities Manufactures Manners and Customs of the People
169
About the Gauls and other Tribes of Barbarians How the southern Parts of Europe were first settled and how the northern parts wee settled afterwards
170
Story of the Barbarians continued
171
The Gauls Origin of the French Nation Little King Pepin
173
About Clovis and little King Pepin
174
The Reign of Charlemagne
176
About the Crusades or Holy Wars
177
About the Feudal System 160
180
About Chivalry or KnightErrantry
182
More about Chivalry
184
King Philip and Pope Boniface Wars of the French and English
186
The Reigns of several French Kings
189
The Reigns of Louis the Grand and his Successor
190
The French Revolution
192
CXVI1I The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
194
The Fall of Bonaparte
196
Recent Affairs of France
198
About Germany
199
About the Ancient Ttibes of Germany Charlemagne Ice
200
Affairs of Switzerland
201
Sequel of German History 303
203
About Austria Hungary Jtc
205
About Hungary Bohemia the Tyrol Sic
206
About Prussia
208
History of Prussia
209
Description of Russia
210
Description of Russia continued
212
The Reign of Peter the Great
214
The Successors of Peter the Great 911
215
About Sweden
217
Charles the Twelfth and his Successors
219
About Lapland Norway and Denmark
220
Brief Notices of several Kingdoms and States
222
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
223
About London and other Cities of England Wales Scotland and Ireland 324
227
Saion and Danish Kings of England 339
229
Norman Kings of Hngland
230
English Wars and Rebellions 332
232
The Lancastrian Kings of England
233
Wars of tho Roses
236
Reigns of the Tudor Princes
237
The Reign of Elizabeth
238
Accession of the House of Stuart 340
240
CXLVIH Wars of the King and Parliament
242
The Protectorate and the Restoration
244
The Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain
247
The Story of Wales
249
The Story of Scotland
250
About Ireland
252
Matters and Things
253
Review The Dark Ages Important Inventions k 2M CLVII Chronolojj of Europe
255
beheaded 1649
287
Battle of Bannockbum 1313
292
Joan of Arc raises the siege of Orleans 1428
298
OCEANIA
301
The Moors of Granada driven out of Spain 1492
320

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Page 154 - In 1077 Pope Gregory obliged Henry IV"., emperor of Germany, to stand three days in the depth of winter, barefooted at his castle gate, to implore his pardon. In 1191, another pope kicked another emperor's crown off his head, while he was kneeling before him, to show that the pope could make and unmake kings at his pleasure.
Page 139 - Romans did not form a distinct order of citizens, but were. chosen from the most virtuous and honorable men of the state. These attended to the sacrifices of beasts to the gods, and other religious rites. The superstitions of the time gave rise to the establishment of a college of augurs, whose business it was to explain dreams, oracles, and prodigies, and to foretell future events. Leading a hill to lie sacrificed at one of the templeĢ.
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Page 182 - Europe you will see many of these still in existence, some of which were built more than a thousand years ago. Most of them are in ruins, but they are interesting on account of the tales and legends of the olden times which are connected with them. 4. It is not certain when the feudal system commenced, but it appears to have been first in use among the German tribes, and was introduced into France by the Franks, who entered that country AD 420, and who laid the foundation of the French monarchy,...
Page 151 - Boxing, wrestling, and throwing the quoit formed a prominent part of these amusements ; but chariot driving took the lead of all others. 2. For the better enjoyment of horse and chariot races, there was an enclosed course immediately adjoining the city, called the circus. It was rather more than a mile in circumference, and was surrounded with seats, and three tiers of galleries.
Page 183 - French monarchy, about four hundred and eighty-six years after Christ. It continued in full force in the time of Charlemagne, and for some centuries after it formed the basis of all the political systems of Europe. 5. Now I must tell you that, among the rough kings and barons of the feudal times, it often happened that private acts of violence and injustice took place. Sometimes a powerful baron would come suddenly upon a weaker one, seize his castle, and either murder him or shut him up in a dungeon....
Page 177 - This was his son, entitled Louis the Mild. I know not wherefore he was called the Mild ; for one of the acts of his reign was to put out the eyes of another king whom he had taken prisoner. When Louis died, he left his dominions to his three sons. They immediately went to war with each other. It is said that a hundred thousand men were slain in one of their battles. 10. Some of the succeeding kings of France were Charles the Bald, Louis the Stammerer, Charles the Fat, Charles the Simple, Louis the...
Page 132 - Germany, all the states of Italy, Greece, the country now occupied by Turkey in Europe, beside many other nations. 3. In Asia, it embraced all the kingdoms from Asia Minor on the west, to India on the east. Of course, it included Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, Arabia, Persia, Parthia, and many...
Page 181 - ... needed. 5. But, as I have said before, the great business of society in these times was war, either for defence against the attacks of other tribes, or for the purpose of conquering other tribes. The chiefs, or leaders, were generally the bravest and strongest men, those who would be most likely in a battle of hard blows to ensure victory 6.
Page 164 - Moorish kings had caused to be dug, that they might be buried there; tor they loved the Alhambra so well, that they used it both as their palace and sepulchre. 4. But the Spaniards hated the Moors, and seldom were at peace with them. In their continual wars, the victory sometimes fell to one party, and sometimes to the other. Eighty thousand Moors were once slain in a single battle. 5. On the other hand, a Moorish hero, by the name of Almanzor, is said to have vanquished the Spaniards in more than...

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