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A HISTORY OF THE WORLD,
FROM THE EARLIEST RECORDS TO THE PRESENT TIME.
By PHILIP SMITH, B.A.,
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SINCE Sir Walter Raleigh solaced his imprisonment in the Tower by the composition of his 'History of the World,' the Literature of England has never achieved the work which he left unfinished. There have been 'Universal Histories,' from the bulk of an encyclopaedia to the most meagre outline, in which the annals of each nation are separately recorded; but ■without an attempt to trace the story of Divine Providence and human progress in one connected narrative. It is proposed to supply this want by a work, condensed enough to keep it within a reasonable size, hut yet so full as to be free from the dry baldness of an epitome, and aiming at an organic unity of design.
The story of our whole race, like that of each separate nation, has 'a beginning, a middle, and an end.' That story we propose to follow, from its beginning in the sacred records, and from the dawn of civilization in the East—through the successive Oriental Empires—the rise of liberty and the perfection of heathen polity, arts, and literature in Greece and Rome—the change which passed over the face of the world when the light of Christianity sprung up—the origin and first appearance of those barbarian races which overthrew both divisions of the Roman Empire—the annals of the States which rose on the Empire's ruins, including the picturesque details of mediaeval history and the steady progress of modem liberty and civilization—and the extension of these influences, by discovery, conquest, colonization, and Christian missions, to the remotest regions of the earth. In a word, as separate histories reflect the detached scenes of human action and suffering, our aim is to bring into one view the several parts which assuredly form one great whole, moving onwards, under the guidance of Divine Providence, to the unknown end ordained in the Divine purposes.
The more striking facts of history—tho rise and fall of empires—the achievements of warriors and heroes—tho struggles of peoples for their rights and freedom—the conflict between priestcraft and religious liberty—must needs stand out on the canvas of such a picture with the prominence they claim in tho world itself. But they will not divert our attention from tho more quiet and influential working of science and art, social progress, and individual thought—the living seed sown, and the fruit borne, in the field broken up by those outward changes.
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