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
The Reign of David Wisdom of Solomon
44
СиАР
47
The Decline of the Jewish Nation
50
Crucifixion of the Saviour Destruction of Jerusalem
56
Reign of Cambyses
62
Modern History of Persia
70
Cities of China Manners of the Chinese
78
Sequel of the History of the Saracens
84
About Syria Phænicia and Asia Minor
91
Chronology of Asia
98
About the Saracens How the Turks overturned the Sara
100
Early Sovereigns of Egypt
104
The Ptolemies and Queen Cleopatra
110
Summary of Ethiopian Matters
116
EUROPE
126
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
PAGE
183
CHAY
185
Battle of the Horatii and Curiatii
187
Rome invaded by the Gauls The First Punic War
195
CHAP PAGE 76 Scipios Triumph
200
Sylla and Marius
203
Cneus Pompey and Julius Cæsar
205
Cæsar usurps the Supreme Power
207
About the great Power and Extent of the Roman Empire in the Time of Augustus
213
The means by which Rome acquired its Power
216
Rome under the Emperors
219
Fall of the Western Empire of the Romans
221
Progress of the Decline of Rome
224
Manners and Customs of the ancient Romans
227
About Religion Deities Temples Marriage
229
About Funeral Rites and Ceremonies
232
Roman Farms Mode of Ploughing Farmhouses Grain Cattle Superstitions of the Farmers Gardens Vines
236
99 About the Ottoman Empire Turkey in Europe Turkey in Asia About the Climate People and other things
263
man Empire About Bajazet Timour and others
266
The Gauls Origin of the French Nation
295
About the Crusades or Holy Wars
302
About Chivalry or KnightErrantry
310
King Philip and Pope Boniface Wars of the French
316
The Reigns of Louis the Great and his Successor
322
The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
329
Chronology of France i
335
About the ancient Tribes of Germany Charlemagne c
340
Sequel of the German History
346
104
353
Description of Russia
359
The Reign of Peter the Great
365
140 Charles the Twelfth and his Successors
373
Chronology of Russia Sweden Lapland Norway Denmark
382
Origin of the British Nation The Druids
388
English wars and Rebellions
396
Wars of the Roses
402
Accession of the House of Stuart
410
The Protectorate and the Restoration
416
AMERICA
447
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
487
Account of the Brazilian Territories
489
The West Indies
491
naon War
500
OCEANIA
502
Polynesia The Sandwich Islands
510
Story of the Bounty concluded
516
Chronology of Oceania
523
Ancient Names of Countries
535
Painting Sculpture and Musić
552
Dates of Discoveries and Inventions
561

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541. oldal - ... more refined posterity. 3. Thus the Egyptian style of building derived its origin from the cavern and mound; the Chinese from the tent ; the Grecian from the wooden cabin; and the Gothic from the bower of trees.
73. oldal - Chinese empire is nearly the same at the present day that it has been from the earliest records. It is bounded on the north by Asiatic Russia, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the Chinese Sea and Farther India. On the west there are mountains and sandy deserts, which divide it from Thibet and Tartary. 2. This empire is very ancient, and has continued longer than any other that has evei existed.
271. oldal - Vali, or general governor, who is held to represent, the Sultan, and is assisted by a council, is placed at the head of each government. The provinces and districts are subjected to inferior authorities, under the superintendence of the principal governor. All subjects, however humble their origin, are eligible to, and may . fill, the highest offices in the state. Birth confers no privilege, as all true believers are equal in the eye...
22. oldal - ... endeavoured to prevent this misfortune by a very curious contrivance. In the first place, she ordered three thousand brown oxen to be killed. 4. The hides of the dead oxen were stripped off, and sewed together in the shape of elephants. These were placed upon camels, and, when the camels were drawn up in battle array, they looked pretty much like a troop of great brown elephants. Doubtless the king of the Indies wondered where queen Semiramis had caught them. 5. When the battle was to be fought,...
102. 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.
312. oldal - ... 10. Besides this, the knights were required always to tell the truth, and always to perform their promises ; they were expected to be full of generosity and courage, and never to be guilty of any act of meanness. They were, in short, expected to devote themselves to the cause of humanity, and remedy, as far as in their power, the injustice and violence which belonged to the age in which they lived.
220. oldal - ... murdered his mother and his wife. He set Rome on fire, merely for the pleasure of seeing it blaze. While the city was in flames, he sat on the top of a lofty tower, playing on a harp. Finally, he was dethroned, and condemned to be beaten to death with rods. To escape this torture, he killed himself.
215. oldal - Romans built many public works of great utility ; they constructed roads paved with stone ; they built durable bridges, and made aqueducts for supplying the cities with water. So numerous and so permanent were these vast works, that the remains of them are still to be found in most of those countries over which the Roman dominion was then established, though they were executed nearly two thousand years ago. 9. But, of all the cities in the world, Rome was itself the most wonderful. In the time of...
232. oldal - ... friend. 3. The body of the dead was bathed in perfumes, dressed in rich garments, and laid out on a couch strewed with flowers. The outer door of the house was shaded with branches of cypress. According to the heathen mythology, Charon would not convey the departed spirit across the Styx without payment of a fixed toll. A small coin was therefore placed in the mouth of the deceased, to meet this demand.
259. oldal - I. of Savoy. King Carlo Alberto the first of the house of Savoy-Carignano, abdicated the throne March 23, 1849, in favour of his son, the present king.

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