Peter Parley's Universal history, on the basis of geography

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Overthrow of the Midianites Samson Judge of Israel
36
Samsons Exploits and Death
38
Beginning of the Reign of Saul
40
САР
41
Combat of David and Goliath
42
The Reign of David Wisdom of Solomon
44
Building of the Temple Visit of the Queen of Sheba
46
Chronology of Africa
48
The Decline of the Jewish Nation
50
The Hebrew Prophets
53
Cyrus conquers Babylon His Death
59
Reign of Cambyses
62
Expedition of Xerxes into Greece
64
Affairs of Persia till the Saracen Conquest
67
Modern History of Persia
70
Early History of China
73
Anecdotes of the Chinese Emperor
75
Cities of China Manners of the Chinese
78
Origin of the Arabs Rise of Mahomet
81
Sequel of the History of the Saracens
84
About Syria Phoenicia and Asia Minor 36 A brief View of Several Nations
91
Review of the History of Asia
94
Chronology of Asia
98
AFRICA
100
About the Geography of Africa The Inhabitants
101
Early Sovereigns of Egypt
104
Egyptian Architecture and Sculpture
107
The Ptolemies and Queen Cleopatra
110
Sequel of the Egyptian History
114
Summary of Ethiopian Matters 45 Origin of the Barbary States and their Piracies on the Christians
118
Fables and Facts about Africa
121
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126
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129
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131
About Greece Where it is situated Appearance of
132
The Grecian Lawgivers
137
Beginning of the Theban
144
The Grecian Philosophers
152
The Revolution of 1688 and other Matters
157
The Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain
158
The Story of Wales
159
About the Mode of Life among the ancient Greeks
160
About Ireland
161
Matters and Things
162
Chronology of Great Britain
163
Review The Dark Ages Important Inventions
165
Conquests of Alexander the Great
167
End of Grecian Independence
174
About Italy as it now
180
Battle of the Horatii and Curiatii
187
Rome invaded by the Gauls The First Punic War
195
CEAP
200
Cæsar usurps the Supreme Power
207
About the great Power and Extent of the Roman Empire
213
Rome under the Emperors
219
Manners and Customs of the ancient Romans
226
Abouc Funeral Rites and Ceremonies
232
Country Houses Description of Plinys Villa Aqueducts
239
About Naval Affairs The War Galley Commerce Shows
246
About Theatres Clocks and Watches The Fine Arts
252
About several other Italian States
259
man Empire About Bajazet Timour and others
266
Early History of Spain The Moorish Conquest
272
Chronology of France
335
About the ancient Tribes of Germany Charlemagne
340
Affairs of Switzerland
343
Sequel of the German History 130 About Austria Hungary
348
About Hungary Bohemia the Tyrol
351
About Prussia 133 History of Prussia
353
Chronology of Germany Austria Hungary and Prussia
358
Description of Russia
359
Description of Russia continued
362
The Reign of Peter the Great 36
365
The Successors of Peter the Great
367
About Sweden
370
Charles the Twelfth and his Successors
373
About Lapland Norway and Denmark
375
Brief Notices of several Kingdoms and States
378
Chronology of Russia Sweden Lapland Norway Denmark Holland Belgium c 38
382
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
384
About London and other cities of England Wales Scot land and Ireland
386
Origin of the British Nation The Druids
388
Saxon and Danish Kings of England 39
391
English wars and Rebellions
396
The Lancastrian Kings of England
399
Wars of the Roses
402
Reigns of the Tudor Princes
404
The Reign of Elizabeth
407
Accession of the House of Stuart
410
Wars of the King and Parliament
412
The Protectorate and the Restoration
416
About America
448
The first Inhabitants of America
452
Discovery of America by Columbus
454
A few words about Iceland and Greenland Settlements of the French in America
457
The French Colonies conquered by the English
461
Description of the United States
463
Settlement and Colonial History of New England
465
Affairs of New England continued
467
Early History of Virginia
470
Settlement of the other colonies
472
Causes which led to the Revolution
473
The American War
475
Affairs of the United States since the Revolution
477
General Remarks upon the History of the United States
480
About South America El Dorado and the Fountain of Youth
482
History of the Mexican Territories Guatimala
484
Spanish Peruvian Territories
486
Account of the Brazilian Territories
489
The West Indies
491
The West Indies continued 186 The West Indies continued
497
Chronology of America
500
About Oceania The Malaysian Islands
502
The Australian Divisions of Oceania
502
Polynesia The Sandwich Islands
507
Polynesia continued The Society Islands
510
Story of the Bounty concluded
512
Chronology of Oceania 194 Duration of Empires Asia Africa
515
Duration of Empires continued Europe
520
Ancient Names of Countries
527
The Origin and Progress of Government
530
Architecture Agriculture Gardening
533
199 Commerce
538
Painting Sculpture and Music
544
Origin and Progress of various Arts
549
Dates of Discoveries and Inventions 203 Reigning Monarchs
553

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71. oldal - Zone, between 4° 4' and 20° 3' north latitude and 116° 4' and 126° 34' east longitude from the meridian of Greenwich. It is surrounded on the north and west by the China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the Sea of Celebes.
532. oldal - ... their temporary shelter, the same structure, with all its prominent features, has been afterwards kept up by their refined and opulent posterity. Thus the Egyptian style of building has its origin in the cavern and mound ; the Chinese architecture is modelled from the tent; the Grecian is derived from the wooden cabin; and the Gothic, from the bower of trees.
532. oldal - The first nations who paid attention to architecture were the Babylonians, who built the temple of Belus and the hanging gardens ; the Assyrians, who filled Nineveh with splendid buildings; the Phosnicians, whose cities were adorned with magnificent structures; and the Israelites, whose temple was considered wonderful.
320. oldal - ... save his life. One day he was riding through the streets of Paris in his coach. Seven courtiers were with him. Other vehicles were in the way, so that the coachman was compelled to stop the horses. The servants, meanwhile, went by a short cut intending to join the coach when it had got through.
218. oldal - This gloomy tyrant suspected every body of plotting against his life. 4. He put so many people to death, that their dead bodies were piled in heaps in the public places. He once sentenced a poor woman to die, merely for lamenting the death of her son. At last he fell into a swoon, and his guards smothered him with his bed-clothes. 5. His successor was Caligula, who wished that the whole Roman people had but one head, that he might chop it off at a single blow.
100. oldal - Europeans ; for the greater part of the inhabitants are negroes, of which there are many tribes. Some of these are intelligent, and live tolerably well, but the greater part are either in a savage or a barbarous state. 4. The climate being warm they need little shelter or -clothing. Their houses are therefore poor huts, or slight tenements made of leaves or branches of trees.
254. oldal - XVIII. a layman, was made pope 1024. The first pope who kept an army was Leo IX. 1054. Gregory VII. obliged Henry IV., emperor of Germany, to stand three days in the depth of winter, barefooted at his castle gate, to implore his pardon, 1077. The pope's authority was firmly fixed in England 1079.
162. oldal - Amphyctionic council, and Philip, king of Macedon, was solicited to fight on the same side. 4. The kingdom of Macedon is numbered by some historians among the states of Greece ; but others consider it a separate country. Although it was founded about five hundred years before this period, it had never been very powerful till Philip mounted the throne. 5. Philip was ambitious and warlike. No sooner had he marched his army into Greece, than he determined to make himself ruler of the whole country....
225. oldal - To these ranks a third was afterwards added, called equities, or knights; the custom of making slaves of the subjects of conquered nations introduced a fourth division. 3. You have seen that the government of Rome was subject to very numerous changes. At one time it was under a king, at others under consuls, dictators, emperors, &c. The other officers of the state were numerous, and invested with very different degrees of power. 4. The ministers of religion among the Romans did not form a distinct...
350. oldal - Austrian empire, and continues so to the present day. 6. Bohemia is a country surrounded by mountains, containing about four millions of inhabitants. It is rich in mines of silver, tin, and precious stones. Many of the present inhabitants are Jews. There are also a great many of those strange, wandering people called Gipsies.

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