A Brief History Of The World (1922) by Niver, Harmon Bay [World History]

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Post by LectorRecitator » November 24th, 2018, 3:50 pm



∙ Title: A Brief History Of The World
∙ Author/Editor: Niver, Harmon Bay (1861–????)
∙ Publisher: George G. Harrap and Company
∙ Date/Edition/Impression: 1922/New Edition Revised and Enlarged


A brief survey of world history from Ancient Era to the First World War, addressing children like Loon's The Story of Mankind, however less simplified and more detailed, as well as avoiding integration of fictional material to convey the historical framework in a more perceivable way (like Loon did for instance in chapters 25 & 35).

Readability Information

Divided into 2 Parts. Part 1 consists of 167 pages and is divided into 12 chapters of brief and relatively small length. Part 2 consists of 179 pages and is divided into 25 chapters of brief and relatively small length. The majority of chapters in both parts are in turn divided into subchapters.
4 supplementary pages at the end of Part 2 constitute a Chronological Table.
Numerous illustrations in text –some even covering whole pages– significantly reducing overall length.
Total: Less than 280 Pages (Personal estimation based on riffling, referring strictly to legible material)

(Suitable for Group Recording, as well as for Solo)

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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