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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An interesting survey of world history with Wells' biases. Read full review


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

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