An Outline of Modern History: A Syllabus with Map Studies

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Macmillan, 1921 - History, Modern - 166 pages
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Page 125 - Man has been so noisy about the way he has "conquered Nature," and Nature has been so silent in her persistent influence over man, that the geographic factor in the equation of human development has been overlooked.
Page 125 - Man can no more be scientifically studied apart from the ground which he tills, or the lands over which he travels, or the seas over which he trades, than polar bear or desert cactus can be understood apart from its habitat.
Page 139 - The more distinct development of the notion of such chemical attraction, gradually made its way among the chemists of the latter part of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century, as we may see in the writings of Boyle, Newton, and their followers.
Page 161 - ... available. THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THE UNITED STATES. By William Archibald Dunning. (New York. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. Pp. xl. 381.) The author is Lieber Professor of History and Political Philosophy in Columbia University and a former President of the American Historical Association. The book has an introduction by Viscount Bryce and a preface by Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University. A sub-title of the book says: "A Review of Their Relations During the Century of Peace...
Page 126 - ... A generalization of this kind is true in a relative rather than an absolute sense, for geography does change. In emphasizing the vital role which geography plays in human affairs, this reviewer •wrote more than twenty years ago : The influence of natural environment upon man should not completely overshadow, however, the influence of man upon his natural environment Man has removed mountains by tunneling through them ; he has turned deserts into gardens by irrigation; he has cut continents...
Page 6 - I have adopted in this book, according to which the Catholic Church of the West and the Orthodox Church of the East have never ceased to be one church...
Page v - The course of study here outlined is in very large part the outgrowth of a syllabus used with great success in a beginning course in modern history in Columbia University.
Page 164 - Spanish, should not hesitate to include in his bibliography titles of books in foreign languages which he understands, for some of the best work on the history of modern Europe has been written in foreign languages and is not translated into English.
Page 70 - B. The Kingdom of Denmark. 1. The constitution of 1866 and the government of Denmark. 2. Frederick VIII (1906-1912), Christian X (1912- ), and the extension of political democracy in Denmark. C. Personal union of Sweden and Norway (1815-1905).

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