University Extension Volume 3

University Extension Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...history, and especially those "events in English annals which have had the most distinct influence on the history and institutions of our own land." As effective aids to this end, six good maps, a "list of useful books for consultation," a chronological table of contents, some ninety excellent illustrations, consisting of reprints and engravings of coins, feudal paraphernalia, photographs of rural life and famous buildings, paintings of England's celebrities, and by no means least, clear type, fine paper and good press and bindery work have all been successfully employed. The style in which England's story is told is concise and clear cut. The reader's attention is not confined solely to political events, the doings of kings and armies and' rival diplomatists. We are shown the institutional life of the people both in early Saxon and in later Plantagenet times; their agricultural and industrial life, their religious and social institutions, and those of chivalry and feudalism. The authors hold true to their plan, leaving mostly out of their account the doings of England in Asia and treating of those events that have to do with our own history. They do not show any American bias in discussing our relations with England. Their readers would have been better satisfied, however, if they had brought their account down to the opening of the last Parliament which they easily could have done. Thb United States, An Outline Of Political History, 14921871. By Goldwin Smith. Pp. 312, with Index. Macmillan & Co., New York, 1893. Price, $2.00. Outlines of a nation's history are unusually dull, dry reading. The "Outline" of the political history of the United States which Professor Goldwin Smith has given us, however, is not....show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529960
  • 9781236529961