Historical Outlook; A Journal for Readers, Students and Teachers of History Volume 12

Historical Outlook; A Journal for Readers, Students and Teachers of History Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...together and in reaching out into parts of western Europe as yet untouched by these cultural streams. The outstanding characteristics of the cultures of each of these "worlds" can be best appreciated by the wise selection of a few of their remains. In the case of the Orient, pictures of tombs, temples, palace bas-reliefs, inscribed clay tablets, and the ruins of cities (to emphasize the density of the population in the great centers where these civilizations flourished), will do much to drive home some of its characteristic features. In the case of Rome, concentration on such pictures as those of the forum, the Colosseum, Roman roads, bridges and aqueducts will assist materially in lending reality to the meaning of the Roman Empire, especially if the geographical and cultural elements of which it was composed are kept before the class by the use of maps. With the break-up of the Roman Empire the task becomes more difficult of leaving with the class an appreciation of the middle ages. Much can be done here with the help of the map. As attention is drawn to the Ave elements which entered into the culture of the centuries which followed each of these should be associated with its geographical environment. A selection of readings presenting material such as is to be found in Thompson, J. W., Reference Studies in Medieval History, pp. 2-5; Thatcher and Schwill, Europe in the Middle Ages, pp. 4-5; Marvin, F. S., Living Past, pp. 120-123, will enable the class to appreciate the results of this intermingling of Roman, German, Byzantine, Christian, and Saracen elements, and how it laid the foundations for the transition to modern times. The formation of new political units, as the result of the migrations of the Germans, the influence of...show more

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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826825
  • 9781236826824