History Of The World (1904) by Morris, Charles [World History]

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Post by LectorRecitator » November 22nd, 2018, 11:03 am



∙ Title: History Of The World
∙ Author/Editor: Morris, Charles (1833–1922)
∙ Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company
∙ Date/Edition/Impression: © 1904


A brief survey of World History from prehistoric times to early 20th century, emphasizing major events.

"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."

(From Preface)

Readability Information

562 pages. 4 pages of Preface. The study is divided into 3 Parts, in turn divided into sections, subsequently divided into brief chapters, which bear an introduction at the beginning and a summary of events at the end. Numerous illustrations in text significantly reducing overall length.
Total: Approximately 500 (Personal estimation based on riffling, referring strictly to legible material)

(Suitable for Group Recording)

Lector Recitator’s Readability Rating

Not in regards to Subject Matter or Overall Length, but Structure
(i.e., Division of written material into Chapters/Sections & Subchapters/Subsections and their individual length.)

∙ 1/5: Laborious
∙ 2/5: Challenging
∙ 3/5: Readable
∙ 4/5: Quite Readable
∙ 5/5: Exceedingly Readable ←


«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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