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The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1 by Various

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THE GREAT EVENTS
BY
FAMOUS HISTORIANS

A COMPREHENSIVE AND READABLE ACCOUNT OF THE WORLD'S
HISTORY, EMPHASIZING THE MORE IMPORTANT EVENTS, AND
PRESENTING THESE AS COMPLETE NARRATIVES IN THE
MASTER-WORDS OF THE MOST EMINENT HISTORIANS

NON-SECTARIAN NON-PARTISAN NON-SECTIONAL

ON THE PLAN EVOLVED FROM A CONSENSUS OF OPINIONS
GATHERED FROM THE MOST DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS OF
AMERICA AND EUROPE, INCLUDING BRIEF INTRODUCTIONS BY
SPECIALISTS TO CONNECT AND EXPLAIN THE CELEBRATED
NARRATIVES, ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY, WITH THOROUGH
INDICES, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, CHRONOLOGIES, AND COURSES OF
READING

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
ROSSITER JOHNSON, LL.D.
ASSOCIATE EDITORS
CHARLES F. HORNE, Ph.D. JOHN RUDD, LL.D.
With a staff of specialists
VOLUME 1
THE GREAT EVENTS
1
The National Alumni
COPYRIGHT, 1905,
By THE NATIONAL ALUMNI
CONTENTS
VOLUME I
General Introduction
An Outline Narrative of the Great Events
CHARLES F. HORNE
Dawn of Civilization(B.C. 5867)
G.C.C. MASPERO
Compilation of the Earliest Code(B.C. 2250)
HAMMURABI
Theseus Founds Athens(B.C. 1235)
PLUTARCH
The Formation of the Castes in India(B.C. 1200)
GUSTAVE LE BON
W.W. HUNTER
The National Alumni
2
Fall of Troy(B.C. 1184)
GEORGE GROTE
Accession of Solomon
Building of the Temple at Jerusalem(B.C. 1017)
HENRY HART MILMAN
Rise and Fall of Assyria
Destruction of Nineveh(B.C. 789)
F. LENORMANT AND E. CHEVALLIER
The Foundation of Rome(B.C. 753)
BARTHOLD GEORG NIEBUHR
Prince Jimmu Founds Japan's Capital(B.C. 660)
SIR EDWARD REED
THE "NEHONGI"
The Foundation of Buddhism(B.C. 623)
THOMAS W. RHYS-DAVIDS
Pythian Games at Delphi(B.C. 585)
GEORGE GROTE
Solon's Early Greek Legislation(B.C. 594)
GEORGE GROTE
Conquests of Cyrus the Great(B.C. 550)
GEORGE GROTE
Rise of Confucius, the Chinese Sage(B.C. 550)
R.K. DOUGLAS
Rome Established as a Republic
Institution of Tribunes(B.C. 510-494)
HENRY GEORGE LIDDELL
The Battle of Marathon(B.C. 490)
SIR EDWARD SHEPHERD CREASY
Invasion of Greece by Persians under Xerxes
Defence of Thermopyl\u00e6(B.C. 480)
HERODOTUS
Universal Chronology(B.C. 5867-451)
JOHN RUDD
The Rosetta Stone
The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Great Events By Famous Historians Volume 1
VOLUME I
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