Biblical Geography and History [NOOK Book]

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Biblical Geography and History By Charles foster Kent
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Biblical Geography and History By Charles foster Kent
WOOLSEY PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE IN YALE UNIVERSITY.

NEW YORK
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
1926

COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Printed in the United States of America

Published April, 1911
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300194170
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 525,483
  • File size: 2 MB

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the beautiful clear lakes on the heights the descent is sudden to the malarial marshes in the lowlands. Situation of Rome. This western slope is cut midway from north to south by the Tiber, next to the Po the largest river in Italy. To the east the Apennines rise to their greatest height, insuring a heavy annual rainfall. The Tiber valley itself was one of the earliest highways from east to west and was in ancient times the natural division between the highly civilized Etruscans on the north and the Latins and the Greek colonies on the south. Here the varied life of ancient Italy met and mingled and the result was a virile race and a strong, aggressive civilization. Its centre was the Palatine hill, a low volcanic mound beside the Tiber, fourteen miles from its mouth. The uniformity of the Italian territory favored the union of its mixed population under the leadership of Rome its central city. Reason Why Rome Went Forth to Conquer. Even more important in the development of its culture were the attacks from without to which it was constantly exposed. Even the lofty Alps did not prove impassable barriers to the barbarian hordes who were attracted by this fertile land. Ancient Italy, encircled by the sea and plentifully provided with open harbors on the east and south, was never free from the dread of foreign attack. Not until Rome had conquered the powerful nations living on even the most distant shores of the Mediterranean could she feel secure in her central position. It was this constant fear, as well as the influence of her commanding position, that made Rome in time the mistress of the Mediterranean. From the East she received a century or two later than Greece all that the oldcivilizations could give, both of good and evil. This inheritance she hi turn gave to the west...
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    this is neither science nor nature

    this is neither science nor nature

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