World History (9 Titles) [History]

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A Brief History Of The World (1920) by Botsford, George Willis (1862–1917) & Botsford, Jay Barrett (1893–1938)

ℹ️ "This volume aims to provide a course of study for schools which give but a year to European history or which desire a general survey as a basis for more detailed work. The increasing interest in social and economic history has led the authors to emphasize these features. In this book, accordingly, military history is reduced to a minimum ; the treatment of government and administration keeps in view their effect on the welfare of the people ; and the condition and customs of the various social classes are given great prominence. In these respects the book opens to secondary schools a field of historical study quite new to them." (Preface)

https://archive.org/details/briefhistoryofwo00bots/page/n5

Outlines Of Universal History (1904) by Fisher, George Park (1827–1909)

ℹ️ "IN writing this work I have endeavored to provide a text-book suited to more advanced pupils. My idea of such a work was, that it should present the essential facts of history in due order, and in conformity to the best and latest researches ; that it should point out clearly the connection of events and of successive eras with one another; that through the interest awakened by the natural, unforced view gained of this unity of history, and by such illustrative incidents as the brevity of the narrative would allow to be wrought into it, the dryness of a mere summary should be, as far as possible, relieved ; and that, finally, being a book intended for pupils and readers of all classes, it should be free from sectarian partiality, and should limit itself to well-established judgments and conclusions on all matters subject to party contention." (Preface)

https://archive.org/details/outlinesofuniver00fish/page/n3

https://archive.org/details/outlinesunivers07fishgoog/page/n5

First Steps In General History (1874) by Gilman, Arthur (1837–1909)

ℹ️ "THE object of this Suggestive Outline of General History is to stimulate the student to make thorough investigations, and at the same time to furnish a guide which shall indicate the general path to be pursued.

Each country is taken up separately, and its history sketched before attention is turned from it, thus fixing the mind upon but one subject at a
time."
(Preface)

https://archive.org/details/firststepsingene00gilm/page/n5

History Of The World (1904) by Morris, Charles (1833–1922)

ℹ️ "The purpose of this book is to give the youthful student some little idea of what man has done upon the earth. There are thousands of volumes of history, many of them very large and full of information. But before any one attempts to read these, it is very important to get a general idea of
man's doings. When we want to know about the nations and natural divisions of the earth, we look on a map and see for ourselves where they are situated and how they are related to one another. When this is carefully done we seem to have them all mapped out in our memory, and can call them up just as though the map stood before us in the air. That is what we are trying to do in the present work. It is a sort of outline map of history. In it we can see the nations rising and sinking and learn how they were related to one another in space and time. We get an idea of what man has been doing since civilization first began, the great men who have appeared and the great things they have done. Once get the facts given in these pages well fixed in your mind, and in future years, when you come to read the history of a nation or a period, you will find that you have an excellent foundation laid down. You will see before your eyes where that nation stands among the various nations of the earth, and what it stands for in the history of mankind. And if it is the story of a great king or warrior you come to read, you will know in advance just where he belongs and what he did of value or injury to mankind.

In a book of this size the most that could be done was to pass swiftly down the great highway of history, pointing out its striking features as we went, but not stopping for a close survey of great deeds and great events. Or we may liken it to a bird's-eye view of the incidents which have taken place on our planet during the historical period, a view in which only the events of leading importance can be seen. This is all that we set out to do, and all that our readers are prepared to accept. We desired to give them a general outlook upon civilization in the making; to show them how nation after nation has arisen ; how, as time went on, better institutions and superior customs were gained ; who were the men and what were the causes that moulded men into nations, and what has helped civilization in its onward course. To the young student such an outline of the world's history is of the utmost value. It is important that he should gain a clear conception of the progress of mankind and fix in his mind the names, periods, and general significance of the several nations, and the place which each occupies in the great plan of human development. He will find it a lasting benefit to have the whole grand scheme clearly outlined in his memory, serving as a solid foundation for any plan of historical reading or study he may pursue in his later years."
(Preface)

https://archive.org/details/historyofworld00morr/page/n7

A Brief History Of The World (1922, New Edition Revised and Enlarged) by Niver, Harmon Bay (1861–????)

https://archive.org/details/briefhistoryofwo00niverich/page/n7

The Story Of The World (1910) by O'Neill, Elizabeth Speakman (1877–1951)

ℹ️ "DEAR DORIS, — You were kind enough to read a small part of this Story of the World, and to say that you liked it. I hope you will like also the parts you did not read. I could not tell you all the things which have ever happened in the world, but 1 have tried to tell you shortly about all the most important things from the very beginning, even before people had come into the World at all, right down to our own wonderful times. I have chosen the greatest men and women to tell you about, and in reading their stories I hope you will understand better something of what the times were like in which they lived, and what the other people too were like who were not so great and the kind of lives they led." (Dedicatory Letter)

https://archive.org/details/storyofworldsimp00onei/page/n7

Story Of The Nations, From The Creation Of Man To The Present Day (1896) by Weber, Georg (1808–1888)
(Including a comprhensive History Of America by Charles J. Little)


ℹ️ "The present work is distinguished for its breadth, its accuracy, its fulness, its conciseness, the skill with which its topics are arranged, the quiet ease and dignity of the narrative, the deft introduction of anecdote and maxim, and the warmth of noble feeling with which great men and great events are handled. It is conservative in tone, yet abounds in proofs of critical learning ; the author is not an iconoclast, much less a destroyer of well-grounded traditions ; nevertheless the truth is the object of his search and of his reverence. He sketches a character by the selection of essential facts in a man's career, by the reproduction of characteristic phrases, and tell-tale phases of his speech and conduct. So too with an epoch. The trivial and unfruitful details are discarded, so as to make room for the events that have decided crises, and determined the fate of nations and the destiny of the world." (Preface written by Charles J. Little)

https://archive.org/details/storyofnationsfr00webe/page/n9

A Short History Of The World (1922) by Wells, Herbert George (1866–1946)

ℹ️ "This Short History of The World is meant to be read straightforwardly almost as a novel is read. It gives in the most general way an account of our present knowledge of history, shorn of elaborations and complications. It has been amply illustrated and everything has been done to make it vivid and clear. From it the reader should be able to get that general view of history which is so necessary a framework for the study of a particular period or the history of a particular country. It may be found useful as a preparatory excursion before the reading of the author's much fuller and more explicit Outline of History is undertaken. But its especial end is to meet the needs of the busy general reader, too driven to study the maps and time charts of that Outliue in detail, who wishes to refresh and repair his faded or fragmentary conceptions of the great adventure of mankind. It is not an abstract or condensation of that former work. Within its aim the Outline admits of no further condensation. This is a much more generalized History, planned and written afresh." (Preface)

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A Short World History (1921) by Wilmot-Buxton, Ethel Mary (????–????)

ℹ️ "To write a complete History of the World within the limits assigned to this book would be, of course, to attempt the impossible. But the necessity of giving a wider view of history than is afforded by the courses usually followed in schools is so strongly felt to-day, that even a partial story of world development may be found useful as a class book, all the more, perhaps, because it does not pretend to deal exhaustively with the subject." (Introduction)

https://archive.org/details/shortworldhistor00wilm/page/n5
«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

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