Early European History by Hutton Webster

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By Hutton Webster

This publication goals to provide a concise and attached account of human growth in the course of historical, medieval, and early sleek instances. it may meet the necessities of these excessive faculties and preparatory faculties the place historical background, as a separate self-discipline, is being supplanted by way of a extra prolonged direction introductory to the learn of contemporary occasions and modern difficulties. one of these direction used to be first defined via the Regents of the collage of the country of latest York of their Syllabus for Secondary colleges, issued in 1910. because the visual appeal of the Regents' Syllabus the Committee of 5 of the yankee old organization has made its record (1911), suggesting a rearrangement of the curriculum which might allow a year's paintings in English and Continental heritage. nonetheless extra lately the Committee on Social reviews of the fee at the Reorganization of Secondary schooling, in its record (1916) to the nationwide schooling organization has certainly urged the department of ecu background into components, of which the 1st should still comprise historical and Oriental civilization, English and Continental background to nearly the top of the 17th century, and the interval of yankee exploration. the 1st twelve chapters of the current paintings are established upon the author's old background, released 4 years in the past. regardless of many omissions, it's been attainable to persist with with no crucial amendment the plan of the sooner quantity. a few new maps and illustrations were extra to those chapters. the choice of collateral analyzing, consistently a tricky challenge within the secondary institution, is doubly tricky while quite a bit flooring needs to be lined in one path. the writer ventures, consequently, to name cognizance to his Readings in historical background. Its function, within the phrases of the preface, is "to supply immature students with various prolonged, unified, and engaging extracts on concerns which a textbook treats with valuable, even though none the fewer deplorable, condensation." A spouse quantity, entitled Readings in Medieval and sleek heritage, could be released almost immediately. References to either books are inserted in footnotes [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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3. On an outline map draw the boundaries of the Persian Empire under Darius, showing what parts were conquered by Cyrus, Cambyses, and Darius, respectively. 4. For what were the following places noted: Jerusalem; Thebes; Tyre; Nineveh; and Babylon? 5. For what were the following persons famous: Hammurabi; Rameses II; Solomon; Cyrus; Nebuchadnezzar; and Darius? 6. Define and illustrate these terms: empire, kingdom, province, tributary state, satrapy. 7. C. 8. Why was India better known in ancient times than China?

Business life in ancient Babylonia wore, indeed, quite a modern look. CHAPTER III 46 MONEY Metallic money first circulated in the form of rings and bars. The Egyptians had small pieces of gold--"cow gold"--each of which was simply the value of a full-grown cow. [3] It was necessary to weigh the metal whenever a purchase took place. A common picture on the Egyptian monuments is that of the weigher with his balance and scales. Then the practice arose of stamping each piece of money with its true value and weight.

Here two tremendous mountain chains diverge. The Altai range runs out to the northeast and reaches the shores of the Pacific near Bering Strait. The Himalaya range extends southeast to the Malay peninsula. In the angle formed by their intersection lies the cold and barren region of East Turkestan and Tibet, the height of which, in some places, is ten thousand feet above the sea. From these mountains and plateaus the ground sinks gradually toward the north into the lowlands of West Turkestan and Siberia, toward the east and south into the plains of China and India.

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