Parley's Common school history revised: a pictorial history of the world, ancient and modern, for the use of schools

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E. H. Butler & co., 1860 - World history - 353 pages
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Contents

Cyrus conquers Babylon His death
23
Reign of Cambyses
24
About Darius Expedition of Xerxes into Greeco
26
Affairs of Persia till the Saracen Conquest
28
Modern History of Persia
29
About the Hebrews or Jews Origin of the Hebrews The Removal of Jacob and his Children to Egypt
32
The Bondage in Egypt Flight of the Hebrews and Destruction ol Pharanh and his Host
34
About the Wanderings of the Israelites in the Wilderness
37
Overthrow of the Midianites Samson Judge of Israel
38
Samsons Exploits and Death
39
Beginning ofthe Reign of Saul
42
Combat of David and Goliath
43
The Reign of David Wisdom of Solomon
45
The Building of the Temple Visit of the Queen of Sheba
47
TheDeclineof the Jewish Nation
49
The Hebrew Prophets
50
Crucifixion ofthe Saviour Destruction of Jerusalem S3 XXVI Early History of China
55
Anecdotes of the Chineso Emperors
57
Cities of China Manners of the Chinese
60
Origin of the Arabs Rise of Mohammed
61
Sequel or tho History of the Saracens
64
About Syria Phoenicia anil Asia Minor
65
About Asia Minor or Natnlia
67
A Orief View of Several Nations
69
Review ofthe History or Asia
71
Chronology or Asia
74
AFRICA
76
About the Geography of Africa The Inhabitants
77
Early Sovereigns of Egypt
78
Egyptian Architecture and Sculpture
82
The Ptolemies and Queen Cleopatra
84
Sequel orthe Egyptian History
86
Skelchesof Ethiopian History
88
Origin of tho Barbary States and their Piracies on tho Christians 811
91
XLIV History ofthe SlaveTrade
92
CHAPTER PaGK XLVI Introductory Remarks on its Geography and other Matters
95
Chronology or Africa
96
About Greece Where it is situated Appearance of the Country Climate
98
Extent of Greece First Settlement of the Country
101
The Grecian Lawgivers
102
War with Persia
104
Affairs of Athens
105
LI1 Beginning of the Theban War
107
L1II Sequel of the Theban War
108
Grecian Religion or Mythology
109
The Grecian Philosophers
111
The Grecian Philosophers continued
113
Something more about the Greek Philosophers The Greek Poets
115
LV1II About the Mode of Life among the Ancient Greeks
117
Philip of Macedon conquers Greece
119
Conquests of Alexander the Great
121
Sequel of Alexanders Career
123
LX1I Greece Invaded by the Gauls
124
LXI11 End of Grecian Independence
126
Modern History of Greece
127
About Italy as it now is
128
Founding of Rome by Romulus Its early State
132
Battle ol the Horatiiand Cnriatil
134
From the Reign of Ancus Martius t ll the Expulsion of the Kings
137
Rome Invaded by the Gauls The lirst Punic War
139
Second and third Punic Wars
141
Scipios Triumph
143
Sylla and Marius
144
Cneius Pompcy and Julius Cmsar
146
Ceesar usurps the Supreme Power
147
Assassination of Julius Cresar
148
Consequences of Cesars Death
150
About the great Power and Extent of the Roman Empire in the Time ofAugustus
151
The Means by which Rome acquired its Power
154
Rome under the Emperors
156
Fall of the Western Empire of the Romans 137
157
Progressof the Decline of Rome
159
LXXX11I Manners and Customs of the Ancient Romans
161
About Religion Deities Temples Marriages
162
About Funeral Rites and Ceremonies
164
LXXXVl Roman Farms Mode of Plowing Farmhouses Grain Cat tle Superstitions ol the Farmers Gardens Vines
166
LXXXV1I Country Houses Description of Plinvs Villa Aqueducts
168
LXXXV1U Military Affairs of the Romans Division of tho Army The
170
About Naval Affiirs The War Galley Commerce Shows of Wild Beasts Exhibitions of Gladiators
172
Sports Chariot Racing The Circus Carriages Private En tertainments Supper Rooms Convivial Parties Luxuries
174
About Theaters Clocks and Watches Tho Fine Arts Books and Writing Costume Conclusion
176
Rome under the Popes
177
About several other Italian States
179
XC1V About tho Ottoman Empire Turkey in Europe Turkey in Asia About the Climate People and other Things
181
About the Saracens How tho Turks overturned tho Saracen Em pirc and how the Ottoman Turks founded the Ottoman Empire About Bajazet Timour...
182
The Gauls Origin of the modern French Nation Little King Pepin
198
About Clovis and Little King Pepin
200
The Reign of Charlemagne 2111
201
CV1I About the Crusades or Holy Wars
202
CVHI About the Feudal System 214
205
C1X About Chivalry or KnightErrantry
207
More about Chivalry
209
King Philip and Pope Boniface Wars of the French and English
211
CXH The Reign of several French Kings
213
CX1H The Reigns of Louis the Grand and his Successor
214
The French Revolution
216
The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
218
The Fall of Bonaparte
219
CXV1I Recent AfTairs of France
221
CXV1II About Germany
222
About the ancient Tribes of Germany Charlemagne c
223
Affairs of Switzerland
225
Sequel of German History
227
About Anstria Hungary c
229
About Hungary Bohemia the Tyrol ic
230
About Prussia
232
History of Prussia
233
Description of Russia
234
Description of Russia continued
236
The Reign ofPetertho Great
237
CXX1X The Successors of Peter the Great
239
About Sweden
241
CXXX1 Charles tho Twelfth and his Successors
243
CXXXIl About Lapland Norway and Denmark
244
CXXXIH Brief Nolico of several Kingdoms and Slates
247
Kingdom of Great Brilain and In land
248
About London and other Cities ofEngland Wales Scotland and Ire land
249
CXXXVt Origin of the British Nation Tho Druids
252
Saxon and Danish Kings of England
254
Norman Kings of England
256
English Wars and Rebellions
257
The Lancastrian Kings of England
259
Wars of the Roses
261
Reigns of the Tudor Princes
262
The Reign of Elizabeth
263
Accession of the House of Stuart
265
Wars of the King and Parliament
267
The Protectorate and tho Restoration
268
The Revolution of 1688 and other matters
270
The Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain
271
The Story of Wales
273
The History of Scotland
275
About Ireland
277
Various Matters and Things
278
Review The Dark Ages Important Inventions dec 281
280
Chronology of Europe
283
About America
287
The first Inhabitants of America
289
Discovery of America by Columbus
290
A few words about Iceland and Greenland Settlements of tho French in America
292
The French Colonies Conquered by English
294
Description of the United States
296
Settlement and Colonial History of New England
298
CLX1I Affairs of Now England continued
300
Early History of Virginia
301
Braddocks Defeat and other Matters
303
CHAPTER Pa CLXV Causes which led to the Revolution
304
Account of the Battle of Lexington
305
CLXV1I The Battle of Bunker Hill
307
CLXVI1I Progress of the War Capture of Burgoyno
308
The Slory of Benedict Arnold and Major Andre
309
War in the South Surtinder of Cornwallis
311
Affairs of the United States since the Revolution
312
General Remarks upon the History of the United Slates
314
General Remarks on the History of the United Slates continued
315
CLXX1V About South America El Dorado and tho Fountain of Youth
317
History of the Mexican Territories Texas Guatiniala
319
Spanish Peruvian Territories
321
CLXXV1I Account of Brazil
322
The West Indies
323
West Indies continued
326
West Indies continued
327
Chronology of America
329
About Oceania The Malaysian Islands
330
The Australasian Division of Oceania
331
Polynesia The Sandwich Islands
333
Polynesia continued The Society Islands
335
Siory of the Bounty concluded
336
Chronology of Oceania
338
Great Plague in London 1665
351

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