The Outline of History, Volume 1: Prehistory to the Roman by H. G. Wells, William Ross

By H. G. Wells, William Ross

Booklet can have a variety of typos, lacking textual content, photos, or index. dealers can obtain a loose scanned reproduction of the unique ebook (without typos) from the writer. 1920. Excerpt: ... XXVII the 2 WESTERN REPUBLICS1 § 1. The Beginnings of the Latins. § 2. a brand new kind of kingdom. § three. The Carthaginian Republic of wealthy males. § four. the 1st Punic battle. § five. Cato the Elder and the Spirit of Cato. § 6. the second one Punic battle. § 7. The 3rd Punic struggle. § eight. How the Punic conflict Undermined Roman Liberty. § nine. comparability of the Roman Republic with a latest country. it truly is now essential to soak up the historical past of the 2 nice republics of the Western Mediterranean, Rome and Carthage, and to inform how Rome succeeded in conserving for a few centuries an empire even more than that completed via the conquests of Alexander. yet this new empire used to be, as we will attempt to clarify, a political constitution differing very profoundly in its nature from any of the nice Oriental empires that had preceded it. nice adjustments within the texture of human society and within the stipulations of social interrelations were occurring for a few centuries. the flexibleness and transferability of cash used to be changing into an influence and, like every powers in inexpert palms, a hazard in human affairs. It used to be changing the family members of wealthy males to the nation and to their poorer fellow voters. This new empire, the Roman empire, not like all of the previous empires, used to be now not the construction of an exceptional conqueror. No Sargon, no Thothmes, no Nebuchadnezzar, no Cyrus nor Alexander nor Chandragupta, used to be its fountain head. It used to be made through a republic. It grew through a type of necessity via new concentrating and unifying forces that have been gradually collecting energy in human affairs. 1 a really handy guide for this and the following chapters is Matheson's Skeleton define of Roman historical past. yet first it is vital to offer a few proposal of the kingdom of affaire in Italy within the centuries instantly previous th...

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FRIEDRICH RATZEL THIS OUTLINE OF HISTORY, OF WHICH THIS IS A THIRD EDITION, FRESHLY revised and rearranged, 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 today. It is written plainly for the general reader, but its aim goes beyond its use as merely interesting reading matter. There is a feeling abroad that the teaching of history considered as a part of general education is in an unsatisfactory condition, and particularly that the ordinary treatment of this 舠subject舡 by the class and teacher and examiner is too partial and narrow.

To which the only possible answer is that universal history is at once something more and something less than the aggregate of the national histories to which we are accustomed, that it must be approached in a different spirit and dealt with in a different manner. This book seeks to justify that answer. It has been written primarily to show that history as one whole is amenable to a more broad and comprehensive handling than is the history of special nations and periods, a broader handling that will bring it within the normal limitations of time and energy set to the reading and education of an ordinary citizen.

Wells in his search for a better world when they saw how much the human mind was capable of reconstructing, recuperating, or theorizing. 舡 Until the fourth edition, Wells not only put their names on the title page, but allowed them to argue with him in the footnotes. This has the effect of letting his readers understand the nature of intellectual inquiry: It proceeds by debate, not by fiat. And the mere fact that Wells does not change the text to conform to expert opinion indicates his continuing disagreement.

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