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The Outline of History - A Set of 2 Volumes
The Outline of History - A Set of 2 Volumes

The Outline of History - A Set of 2 Volumes

by H G Wells

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Language

English

Publisher

LP Publications

ISBN

8175361298 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 780

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: H G Wells
Publisher: LP Publications
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 780
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175361298

Description

This 2-volume work with 40 colored picture by a noted scholar is an attempt to tell, truly and clearly, in one continuous narrative, the whole story of life and mankind so far as it is known
to-day.

The need for a common knowledge of the general facts of human history throughout the world has become very evident during the tragic happenings of the last few years. Swifter means of communication have brought all men very close to one another for good or for evil. War becomes a universal disaster, blind and monstrously destructive; it bombs the baby in its cradle and sinks the food-ships that cater for the non-combatant and the neutral. There can be no peace now, we realize, but a common peace in all the world; no prosperity but a general prosperity. But there can be no common peace and prosperity without common historical ideas.

Such are the views of history that this Outline seeks to realize.

‘The Outline of History’ is an attempt to tell, truly and clearly, in one continuous narrative, the whole story of life and mankind so far as it is known to-day. It is written plain for the general reader, but its aim goes beyond its use as merely interesting reading matter. This work is in 2 Vols. comprising 40 colored pictures.

Contents

Vol. 1
Introduction

BOOK I: THE MAKING OF OUR WORLD

CHAPTER I
The Earth in Space and Time

CHAPTER II
The Record of the Rocks

CHAPTER III
Natural Selection and the Changes of Species

CHAPTER IV
The Invasion of the Dry Land by Life

CHAPTER V
Changes in the World’s Climate

CHAPTER VI
The Age of Reptiles

CHAPTER VII
The Age of Mammals

BOOK II: THE MAKING OF MAN

CHAPTER VIII
The Ancestry of Man

CHAPTER IX
The Neanderthal Men, an Extinct Race (The Early Palaeolithic Age)

CHAPTER X
The Later Postglacial Palaeolithic Men, the First True Men (Later Palaeolithic Age)

CHAPTER XI
Neolithic Man in Europe

CHAPTER XII
Early. Thought

CHAPTER XIII
The Races of Mankind

CHAPTER XIV
The Languages of Mankind

BOOK III: THE DAWN OF HISTORY
CHAPTER XV
The Aryan-Speaking Peoples in Prehistoric Times

CHAPTER XVI
The First Civilizations

CHAPTER XVII
Sea Peoples and Trading Peoples

CHAPTER XVIII
Writing

CHAPTER XIX
Gods and Stars, Priests and Kings

CHAPTER XX
Serfs, Slaves, Social Classes, and Free Individuals

BOOK IV: JUDEA, GREECE AND INDIA
CHAPTER XXI
The Hebrew Scriptures and the Prophets

CHAPTER XXII
The Greeks and the Persians

CHAPTER XXIII
Greek Thought and Literature

CHAPTER XXIV
The Career of Alexander the Great

CHAPTER XXV
Science and Religion at Alexandria

CHAPTER XXVI
The Rise and Spread of Buddhism

BOOK V: THE RISE AND COLLAPSE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
CHAPTER XXVII
The Two Western Republics

CHAPTER XXVIII
From Tiberius Gracchus to the God Emperor in Rome

CHAPTER XXIX
The Caesars between the Sea and the Great Plain of the Old World

BOOK VI: CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM
CHAPTER XXX
The Beginnings, the Rise, and the Divisions of Christanity

Vol. 2

BOOK VI (Contd.) CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM

CHAPTER XXXI
Seven Centuries in Asia (circa 50 B.C. to A.D. 650

CHAPTER XXXII
Muhammad and Islam

CHAPTER XXXIII
Christendom and the Crusades

BOOK VII: THE MONGOL EMPIRES OF THE LAND WAYS AND THE NEW EMPIRES OF THE SEA WAYS
CHAPTER XXXIV
The Great Empire of Jengis Khan and his Successors (The Age of the Land Ways)

CHAPTER XXXV
The Renascence of Western Civilization (Land Ways give place to Sea Ways)

BOOK VIII: THE AGE OF THE GREAT POWERS
CHAPTER XXXVI
Princes, Parliaments, and Powers

CHAPTER XXXVII
The New Democratic Republics of America and France

CHAPTER XXXVIII
The Career of Napoleon Bonaparte

CHAPTER XXXIX
The Realities and Imaginations of the Nineteenth Century

CHAPTER XL
The International Catastrophe of 1914

BOOK IX: THE NEXT STAGE IN HISTORY
CHAPTER XLI
The Possible Unification of the World into One Community of Knowledge and Will

Index

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