The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind, Volume 1

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Cassell, 1921 - World history - 652 pages
This groundbreaking work was among the first textbooks to combine social and scientific factors into a history of the world. This is an early edition of the second volume and contains an array of beautiful illustrations and images.
 

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This is the 2d Volume of the 2-volume library of knowledge authenticated by a remarkable plagiarist. H.G. Wells made his first liberating income from the 1920 publication largely pilfered from the ... Read full review

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Contents

The salvation of learning by Christianity
530
Seven Centuries in Asia circa 50 b c to a d 650
535
The Sassanid empire in Persia
537
The decay of Syria under the Sassanids
540
The first message from Islam
544
Zoroaster and Mani
545
Hunnish peoples in central Asia and India
547
The great age of China
550
8 Intellectual fetters of China
555
The travels of Yuan Chwang
561
Muhammad and Islam 1 Arabia before Muhammad
566
The intellectual life of Arab Islam pica
579
596
599
Christendom and the Crusades 1 The Western world at its lowest ebb
605
2 The feudal system
607
The Frankish kingdom of the Merovingians
610
4 The Christianization of the western barbarians
613
5 Charlemagne becomes emperor of the West
619
The personality of Charlemagne
623
The French and the Germans become distinct
626
The Normans the Saracens the Hungarians and the Seljuk Turks
628
How Constantinople appealed to Rome
637
The Crusades a test of Christianity
648
The Emperor Frederick II
650
defects and limitations of the papacy
654
A list of leading popes
660
The Great Empire of Jengis Khan and his Successors The Age of the Land Ways 1 Asia at the end of the twelfth century
666
The Renascence of Western Civilization Land Ways Give Place to Sea Ways 1 Christianity and popular education
699
Europe begins to think for itself
707
3 The Great Plague and the dawn of communism
712
4 How paper liberated the human mind
717
Protestantism of the princeB and Protestantism of the peoples
719
The reawakening of science
725
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