The Great Events by Famous Historians/Volume 1

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The Great Events by Famous Historians  (1905)  edited by Rossiter Johnson
Vol. 1
the first of many compilations of historical essays

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 National Alumni

COPYRIGHT, 1905,

Contents[edit]

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

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 Thermopylæ (B.C. 480)

HERODOTUS

Universal Chronology (B.C. 5867-451)

JOHN RUDD
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