Peter Parley's Universal history, on the basis of geography (Google eBook)

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Contents

Combat of David and Goliath
42
The Reign of David Wisdom of Solomon
44
Building of the Temple Visit of the Queen of Sheba
46
The Decline of the Jewish Nation
50
The Hebrew Prophets
53
Crucifixion of the Saviour Destruction of Jerusalem
56
Cyrus conquers Babylon His Death
59
Reign of Cambyses
62
Expedition of Xerxes into Greece
64
Affairs of Persia till the Saracen Conquest
67
Modern History of Persia
70
Early History of China
73
Anecdotes of the Chinese Emperors
75
Cities of China Manners of the Chinese
78
Origin of the Arabs Rise of Mahomet
81
Sequel of the History of the Saracens
84
About Syria Phoenicia and Asia Minor
87
A brief View of Several Nations
91
Review of the History of Asia
94
Chronology of Asia
98
About the Geography of Africa The Inhabitants
101
Early Sovereigns of Egypt
104
Egyptian Architecture and Sculpture
107
The Ptolemies and Queen Cleopatra
110
Sequel of the Egyptian History
114
Summary of Ethiopian Matters
116
Origin of the Barbary States and their Piracies on the Christians
118
Chap Page 46 Fables and Facts about Africa
121
History of the Slave Trade
123
Chronology of Africa
125
Introductory Remarks on its Geography and other Matters
127
About Greece Where it is situated Appearance of the Country Climate
132
The Extent of Greece First Settlement of the Country
134
The Grecian Lawgivers
137
War with Persia
139
Affairs of Athens
141
Beginning of the Theban War
144
Sequel of the Theban War
146
Grecian Religion or Mythology
149
The Grecian Philosophers
152
The Grecian Philosophers continued
154
Something more about Philosophers About the Greek Poets
157
About the mode of life among the ancient Greeks
160
Philip of Macedon conquers Greece
164
Conquests of Alexander the Great
167
Sequel of Alexanders Career
169
Greece invaded by the Gauls or Kelts
172
6G End of Grecian Independence
174
Modern History of Greece
176
Chronology of Greece
179
About Italy as it now is
180
Founding of Rome by Romulus Its early state
183
Battle of the Horatii and Cnriatii
187
From the Reign of Ancus Martius till the Expulsion of the Kings
189
The Story of Coriolanus
194
Chap Page 74 Kome invaded by the Gauls The first Punic War
195
Second and Third Punic Wars
198
Scipios Triumph
200
Sylla and Marius
203
Cneus Pompey and Julius Caesar
205
Caesar usurps the supreme power
207
Assassination of Julius Caesar
209
Consequences of Caesars death
211
About the great Power and Extent of the Roman Empire
213
the Time of Augustus
214
The means by which Rome acquired its Power
216
Rome under the Emperors
219
Fall of the Western Empire of the Romans
221
Progress of the Decline of Rome
224
Manners and Customs of the ancient Romans
227
About Religion Deities Temples Marriage
229
About Funeral Rites and Ceremonies
232
Roman Farms Mode of Ploughing Farmhouses Grain Cattle Superstitions of the Farmers Gardens Vines
236
Country Houses Description of Plinys Villa Aqueducts
239
Military Affairs of the Romans Division of the Army The Imperial Eagle Music Arms Dress Military Rewards Crowns The Triumph
243
About Naval Affairs The War Galley Commerce Shows of Wild Beasts Exhibitions of Gladiators
246
Sports Chariot Racing The Circus Carriages Private Entertainments Supper Rooms Convivial Parties Luxuries
249
About Theatres Clocks and Watches The Fine Arts Books and Writing Costume Conclusion
252
Rome under the Popes
255
About several other Italian States
259
Chap Page 98 Chronology of Rome
261
About the Ottoman Empire Turkey in Europe Turkey in Asia About the Climate People and other Things
263
cen Empire How the Ottoman Turks founded the Otto man Empire About Bajazet Timour and others
266
Sequel of the Turkish History
269
Early History of Spain The Moorish Conquest
272
Wars between the Moors and Spaniards
276
The Spanish Inquisition
278
The Invincible Armada Curious death of a Spanish King Eecent Affairs of Spain
280
About the Crusades or Holy Wars
302
About the Feudal System
305
About Chivalry or KnightErrantry
310
More about Chivalry
313
King Philip and Pope Boniface Wars of the French and English
316
The Reigns of several French Kings
320
The Reigns of Louis the Great and his Successor
322
The French Revolution
325
Chp Pge 122 The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
329
The Fall of Bonaparte
330
Recent Affairs of France
332
Chronology of France
335
About Germany
338
About the ancient Tribes of Germany Charlemagne c
340
Affairs of Switzerland 34
343
Sequel of the German History
346
About Austria Hungary c
351
About Prussia
353
History of Prussia
355
Chronology of Germany Austria Hungary and Prussia
358
Description of Bussia
359
Description of Bussia continued
362
The Beign of Peter the Great
365
The Successors of Peter the Great
367
About Sweden
370
Charles the Twelfth and his Successors
373
About Lapland Norway and Denmark
375
Brief Notices of several Kingdoms and States
378
Chronology of Bussia Sweden Lapland Norway Denmark Holland Belgium c
382
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
384
Origin of the British Nation The Druids
388
Saxon and Danish Kings of England
391
Norman Kings of England
393
English Wars and Kebellions
396
The Lancastrian Kings of England
399
Wars oftheRoses
402
Chap Page 152 Heigns of the Tudor Princes
404
The Reign of Elizabeth
407
Accession of the House of Stuart
410
Wars of the King and Parliament
412
The Protectorate and the Restoration
416
The Revolution of 1688 and other Matters
418
The Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain
421
The Story of Wales
424
The Story of Scotland
427
About Ireland
431
Matters and Things
434
Chronology of Great Britain
437
Review The Dark Ages Important Inventions c
439
General Chronology of Europe
445
AMERICA
447
About America
448
The first inhabitants of America
452
Discovery of America by Columbus
454
A few words about Iceland and Greenland Settlements of the French in America
457
The French Colonies conquered by the English
461
Description of the United States
463
Settlement and Colonial History of New England
465
Affairs of New England continued
467
Early History of Virginia
470
Settlement of the other Colonies
472
Causes which led to the Revolution
473
The American War
475
Affairs of the United States since the Revolution
477
General Remarks upon the History of the United States
480
Youth
482
History of the Mexican Territories Guatumala
484
Spanish Peruvian Territories
486
Account of the Brazilian Territories
489
The West Indies
491
The West Indies continued
494
The West Indies continued
497
Chronology of America
500
About Oceania The Malaysian Islands
502
The Australian Divisions of Oceania
504
Polynesia The Sandwich Islands
507
Polynesia continued The Society Islands The Bounty
510
Story of the Bounty concluded
512
Chronology of Oceania
515
Duration of Empires continued Europe
520
Ancient Names of Countries c
527
The Origin and Progress of Government
530
Architecture Agriculture Gardening
533
Commerce
538
Painting Sculpture and Music
544
Origin and Progress of various Arts
549
Dates of Discoveries and Inventions
553
Reigning Monarchs
558

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Page 376 - Norway is an extensive country, bounded on the west. by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the east by Sweden. It is a cold, bleak, and bavreu region, but the inhabitants live pretty comfortably.
Page 73 - Zone, between 4 4' and 20 3' north latitude and 116 4' and 126 34' east longitude from the meridian of Greenwich. It is surrounded on the north and west by the China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the Sea of Celebes.
Page 547 - Nicholas Pisano, a native of Pisa. Before the close of the next century, sculpture was successfully practised throughout Italy. It has made little progress in other countries, but has risen to great perfection in the schools of Rome and Florence. 15. According to Mosaic records, Jubal, the son of Lamech, played on musical instruments even before the deluge. At a later period we find mention made of the harp, the trumpet, and the drum. The oldest song is that which Miriam sang after the passage of...
Page 291 - Beside all this, in these regions, unoccupied by man, the land was very cheap, and whoever would come and take it might have it. These circumstances invited the people to leave the soft, sunny regions of Greece, Italy, Spain, and also of Asia, for the colder and wilder realms of northern Europe. 6. Thus tribe followed tribe, and nation followed nation, until the whole country was occupied, from the Mediterranean on the south, to the Arctic Sea on the north. It was, in fact, very much such a course...
Page 534 - ... 2. Architecture appears to have been one of the earliest inventions, and its works have been regulated by hereditary imitation. Whatever rude structure the climate or materials of any country forced the first inhabitants to construct, the same form was kept up in after years by their more refined posterity. 3. Thus the Egyptian style of building derived its origin from the cavern and mound, the Chinese from the tent the Grecian from the wooden cabin and the. Gothic from the bower of trees.
Page 379 - ... 4. The Netherlands, or Holland and Belgium, were formerly one country. The whole territory is bounded on the north by the North Sea, east by Germany, south by France, and west by the British Channel and the North Sea. These territories belonged at one time to Rome, afterwards to Germany, and finally to Spain. 5. In 1581, the seven northern provinces revolted against Philip of Spain, and formed themselves into a republic, which was then called Holland. During the seventeenth century it was a very...
Page 102 - Europeans ; for the greater part of the inhabitants are negroes, of which there are many tribes. Some of these are intelligent, and live tolerably well, but the greater part are either in a savage or a barbarous state. 4. The climate being warm, they need little shelter or clothing. Their houses are therefore poor huts, or slight tenements made of leaves or branches of trees.
Page 250 - The horses were yoked to the carriage by means of a curved cross-bar, passing over their necks, and were directed by bridles and reins, which were sometimes of embroidered silk, with gold bits. 7. Besides mules and horses, many other animals were occasionally used in carriages, such as dogs, goats, and deer, and even bears, leopards, lions, and tigers. But this, of course, was merely for a whimsical amusement, and not for real service. 8. When the Romans were...
Page 407 - Tet she prided herself greatly on her beauty. 3. Many princes and great men desired to marry Elizabeth; but she chose to remain sole mistress of her person and her kingdom. And as she herself refused to take a husband, it made her very angry whenever any of the ladies of her court got married. 4. Philip the Second of Spain asked her hand in marriage. On her refusal, he sent his invincible Armada to invade England.
Page 324 - He was therefore succeeded by his great-grandson, a child five years old, who now became Louis the Fifteenth. 10. Until the little king should become of age to take the sceptre into his own hands, the duke of Orleans was declared regent of France. He was a profligate man. Instead of teaching the young king how to make his subjects prosperous and happy, he set him an example of all sorts of wickedness. 11. And Louis the Fifteenth turned out just such a king as might have been expected. In his whole...

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