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A System of Universal History, in Perspective free pdf Excerpt from A System of Universal History, in Perspective: Accompanied by an Atlas, Exhibiting Chronology in a Picture of Nations, and Progressive Geography in a Series of Maps The object of this work is to furnish the reader not only with the main facts of history, but also with a plan of classification which will enable him to arrange whatever historical knowledge he may afterwards acquire. Simplicity and clearness have been studied. The little tree which bears its fruit so low that whoever wishes, may easily fill his basket, is often preferred to the large and lofty, whose abundant stores are above a convenient reach. The work, though a compend, it is hoped, will not be found dry or tedious. It is doubtless possible, by proper grouping, and by placing the main figures in the light, to make a picture interesting, although it be on a small scale. Whether this has been done in the present work, must be left to the candid reader to determine. That the work is true to religion, virtue, and human rights, the author is confident. An attempt is here made to exhibit history in its proper relative proportions. The painter allows to objects in space less and less room upon his canvass as those objects recede into the distance. Such is equally the order of nature in regard to objects as they exist in time. Yet, the distant mountain must have more room in the picture than the dark valley that lies near. Thus tower Greece and Rome, amid the dimness of antiquity, and thus sink the dark ages, though nearer to the foreground. Some writers of universal history follow the ethnographical method, or that by which nations are separately described. The reader is thus naturally led to consider contemporary events as consecutive, and to seek for some plan by which such events may be placed together. This is to produce the chronographical method, which he is apt to think should have been followed by the writer. On the other hand, where the chronographical method prevails, the reader complains of a confusion arising from mingling together the histories of different nations, selects the scattered parts belonging to each, and having put them together, reproduces the ethnographical plan. He now thinks that, because he has come to a good understanding of the subject, his method alone is good- not reflecting that he has had the advantages of both methods. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330698797
EAN : 9781330698792
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 426 pages
Age + : 15 years
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