A Short World History (1921) by Wilmot-Buxton, E. M. [World History]

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∙ Title: A Short World History
∙ Author/Editor: Wilmot-Buxton, Ethel Mary (????–????)
∙ Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company
∙ Date/Edition/Impression: 1921


A brief study examining World History from Prehistoric Times to the first quarter of the 20th Century.

"To attempt to deal with world history in more than one of its many aspects seems likely to court disaster; and all that has been done here is to trace, very simply, the line of economic development throughout the rise and fall of Empires, showing in closest connexion with this theme the general principles of cause and effect, as one nation after another rises, comes to the front, and passes away into obscurity. If the method thus adopted emphasizes the application of these principles to the World War of the present century, one chief aim of the writer has been fulfilled.
The book presupposes a general knowledge of the chief events, places, and personages of history, and does not deal with military, biographical, or political details. For such a subject, wide reviews, general principles, broad touches are more in place.
It should be found suitable, therefore, for young students who, having worked through the ordinary scheme of British and European history, are prepared for a more extended view."

(From Introduction)

Readability Information

214 pages divided into 19 chapters of brief and moderate length, in turn divided into numerous subchapters and subsections, plus 2 pages of an Introduction. No illustrations or maps included.
Total: 216 Pages

Lector Recitator’s Readability Rating

Not in regards to Subject Matter or Overall Length, but Structure
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∙ 1/5: Laborious
∙ 2/5: Challenging
∙ 3/5: Readable
∙ 4/5: Quite Readable
5/5: Exceedingly Readable ←




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«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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