• Civilization,  History,  Roman Empire

    A history of the mental growth of mankind in ancient times (1893) PDF book by John S. Hittel (IV. Rome and early Christianity)

    A history of the mental growth of mankind in ancient times (1893) PDF book by  John S. Hittel (IV. Rome and early Christianity) Of all national military careers, that of ancient Rome is the most brilliant. She made more campaigns, fought more battles, won more victories, slew and enslaved more enemies, and conquered, annexed, and permanently held more countries than did any other state. In military power, as compared with coeval nations, no other has approached her. Her drill was not so thorough as that of Sparta, but her army was much larger, her sphere of operations far more extensive, her high military efficiency of much longer duration, and her…

  • Anthropology,  Civilization,  History,  Religions,  Superstition

    The origin of man and his superstitions PDF book by Carveth Read (1920)

    The origin of man and his superstitions PDF book by Carveth Read (1920) The origin of man and his superstitions Excerpt from the author’s introduction The hypothesis occurred to me many years ago and was first published (in brief) in The Metaphysics of Nature (1805), Chap. XIII., and again in Natural and Social Morals (1909); but all it implied did not become clear until, in lecturing on Comparative Psychology, there was forced upon me the necessity of effecting an intelligible transition from the animal to the human mind, and of not being satisfied to say year after year that hands and brains were plainly so useful that they must have…

  • Ancient Egypt,  Civilization,  Egypt,  Egyptology,  History

    The mummy; (1893) chapters on Egyptian funereal archaeology by E. Wallis PDF book

    Download The mummy; PDF book ( 1893) chapters on Egyptian funereal archaeology by E. Wallis with Illustrations Excerpt from the author’s introduction: The chapters contained in this book were originally written to form the Introduction to the Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, which I wrote for the Syndics of that institution; they are intended to supply the information necessary for understanding the object and use of the antiquities described therein. In the hope, however, that they may be of service to all such as are interested in the antiquities of Egypt, it has been decided to publish them in a separate form. The monuments and…

  • Ancient Egypt,  Civilization,  Egypt,  Egyptology,  History

    The civilization of the ancient Egyptians Book by Bothwell Gosse (with Illustrations)

    Download The civilization of the ancient Egyptians PDF Book by Bothwell Gosse (with Illustrations) 1915 Very interesting book with high-quality illustrations Excerpt from the author’s introduction A sympathetic understanding is the antidote to incredulity and will infuse the spirit into the letter of the stone-engraved monuments. The most striking characteristic of the civilizations of the world, especially of the West, is their evanescent nature. A State, to some extent primitive, comes to the front, evolves rapidly, reaches its zenith and then declines. A few hundred years covers the whole process. Carthage, Greece and Rome ” have their day and cease to be.” There is no stability, no permanence. On the…

  • Civilization,  Greece,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore,  Religions,  Zeus

    Zeus : a study in ancient religion PDF book (1940) by Arthur Bernard Cook

    Zeus: a study in ancient religion PDF book (1940) by Arthur Bernard Cook The book illustrates the ancient Greek Religion and beliefs, the book contains 1000 pages, it is a great source to understand Greek mythology.Contents of the book 1-Zeus god of the bright sky.-2. Zeus god of the dark sky (thunder and lightning) Arthur Bernard Cook was a British classical scholar, known for work in archaeology and the history of religions. He is best known for his three-part work Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion ExcerptChrysostomos is a memorable sentence declared Zeus to be ‘the giver of all good things, the Father, the Saviour, the Keeper of mankind.’ On…

  • Civilization,  History,  Religions

    The Golden Ages Of History by Joseph McCabe Free PDF book (1944)

    The Golden Ages Of History by Joseph McCabe Free PDF book Excerpt from the author’s introduction The catastrophe which oppresses the mind of the race in our time leads many of us once more to make ironic reflections upon the nature of progress. Is it, after all, an illusion? Nearly two hundred years ago the French philosophers, who did so much to emancipate man’s courage as well as his intellect, discovered that there lies before the race an era of unlimited ” perfectibility,” as they called progress. For the first time in history, men learned that neither supernatural curse nor natural law restricted their power to improve themselves and their…

  • Anthropology,  Civilization,  Geology,  Races

    The Races Of Mankind by M. Nesturkh Free PDF book (1964) with Illustrations

    The Races Of Mankind by M. Nesturkh Free PDF book (1964) with Illustrations Excerpt from the author’s introductionThe problem of the races of mankind is one of the most important in anthropology, the science that studies the natural history of man with all the variations due to age, sex, geographical and other factors. The races of mankind are, in actual fact, geographical (or territorial) variations, historically conditioned, of a single physical type—man. The writings of the founders of Marxism-Leninism contain many valuable statements on such problems as the connection between the origin of the races and the natural geographical conditions of life of primitive man, the distant ancestor of the…

  • Anthropology,  Civilization,  History,  Mythology and Folklore,  Religions

    Primitive culture (1920) Free PDF book by anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor ( Complete Two Volumes)

    Primitive culture: researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion, language, art, and custom 1920 by Edward Burnett Tylor Introduction The present volumes, uniform with the previous volume of ‘ Researches into the Early History of Mankind ‘ (ist Ed. 1865; 2nd Ed. 1870), carry on the investigation of Culture into other branches of thought and belief, art and custom. During the past six years, I have taken occasion to bring tentatively before the public some of the principal points of new evidence and argument here advanced. The doctrine of survival in culture, the bearing of directly-expressive language and the invention of numerals on the problem of early civilization, the place…

  • Asia,  Biography,  Civilization,  History,  Mongol

    History of Genghis Khan PDF book by Jacob Abbott,(1888) With Illustrations

    History of Genghis Khan PDF book by Jacob Abbott,(1888) With Illustrations Excerpt from the introduction:The word khan is not a name, but a title means chieftain or king. It is a word used in various forms by the different tribes and nations that from time immemorial have to inhabit- ed central Asia and has been applied to a great number of potentates and rulers that have from time to time arisen among them. Genghis Khan was the greatest of these princes. He was, in fact, one of the most renowned conquerors who exploit history records. As in all other cases occurring in the series of histories to which this work…

  • Civilization,  European history,  France,  History

    History of contemporary civilization PDF book (1909) by Charles Seignobos (Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries)

    History of contemporary civilization PDF book (1909) by Charles Seignobos  (Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries) Professor Seignobos has in “Contemporary Civilization” brought the narrative down to the year 1888. It sustains the high level of excellence which distinguishes the volumes on “Ancient Civilization” and “Mediaeval Civilization.” Of particular value are the chapters on The European Peoples Outside of Europe; Arts, Letters, and Sciences in the Nineteenth Century; Economic Reforms in France and in Europe; and Democracy and Socialism. Contents: CHAPTER I The New European Powers in the Eighteenth Century. 3 CHAPTER II Colonial Government in the Eighteenth Century. 29 CHAPTER III The Reform Movement in Europe in the Eighteenth Century 55…