Universal History: In Perspective (Classic Reprint)

Universal History: In Perspective (Classic Reprint)

by Emma Willard
     
 

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Universal history, as a science, is great in itself, great in its consequences cm human conduct and happiness; and, at this moment, particularly important to the citizens of our republic.

The belief, that much experience in imparting knowledge would enable the author so to arrange and illustrate this vast subject,

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Excerpt from Universal History: In Perspective

Universal history, as a science, is great in itself, great in its consequences cm human conduct and happiness; and, at this moment, particularly important to the citizens of our republic.

The belief, that much experience in imparting knowledge would enable the author so to arrange and illustrate this vast subject, as to make it less difficult to acquire and retain, was the moving spring which at first produced this work, and which now presents it to the public in an improved form. This volume offers, in the combinations of the subject matter, and the arrangement by which it is presented, some original features; and in its illustrations, we believe it will be found to solve the problem, what is the best form of presenting the grand outline of chronology. We refer, for this solution, to the plan, of which a sketch is presented in the frontispiece; and which we call the Temple of Time; and to the enlarged view of the floor-work of this Temple, continued in the Chart of "the Course of Time, or Picture of Nations." Here is addressed to the eye, on a small scale, a plan strictly scientific, perspective being an exact science, which is to the whole of history, as it exists in time, what a small map of the world, with its few lines of latitude and longitude, is to the same science as it exists in place. If but few cities are set down on such a map, whoever understands geography, having any other city given with its latitude and longitude, can refer it to its true nation on the map, and thus know its position relative to other places Such will our Temple of Time be, in respect to the date of events to those who understand it; and persons already acquainted with history comprehend it at a glance. Such a help, the most profound and cultivated mind need not despise; for how often does it occur, that the contemplation of characters and events as they exist with others before or after them, leads to profound conclusions, concerning the causes and consequences of mans conduct and destiny. But to learn such a method in youth, to become accustomed thus to refer all events to a visible representation of time, where the whole subject of chronology is wrought into strict unity, and made sensible to the mind at a single glance, must be a lasting advantage.

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ISBN-13:
9781330553350
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/02/2015
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

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