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Encyclopedia > The Historians' History of the World
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The Historians' History of the World, subtitled A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise and Development of Nations as Recorded by over two thousand of the Great Writers of all Ages, is a 25-volume encyclopedia of world history originally published in English near the beginning of the 20th century. It is quite extensive but its perspective is entirely Eurocentric. It was compiled by Henry Smith Williams, a medical doctor and author of many books on medicine, science, and history, as well as other authorities on history, and published in New York in 1904 by Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, it was also published in London printed by Morrison & Gibb Limited, of Edinburgh. World History is a field of historical study that emerged as a distinct academic field in the 1980s. ... The Story of Modern Science The Story of Modern Science is a ten-volume book series by Henry Smith Williams, published by Funk and Wagnalls Co. ... The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. ...

Others involved were historian Walter Lynwood Fleming, and Rupert Hughes[1] as editor. Walter Lynwood Fleming (1874-1932) was an American historian, born at Brundidge, Ala. ... Rupert Hughes (1872-1956) and his life are documented extensively in the book Rupert Hughes: A Hollywood Legend (1997) by James 0. ...

Digital reproductions of the volumes are available via the Google Books project (links below). Most have been converted to the DjVu file format and made available [2] on archive.org. // Google offers a variety of services and tools besides its basic web search. ... DjVu (pronounced déjà vu) is a computer file format designed primarily to store scanned images, especially those containing text and line drawings. ...


List of Volumes

Volume I: Prolegomena, Egypt, Mesopotamia

Google Books link to Volume I
Illustration of an Assyrian infantry spearman from Volume I.

The prolegomena discuss various topics relating to the practice of historical study.

Volume II: Israel, India, Persia, Phoenicia, minor nations of Western Asia

Royal palace in the Kingdom of Israel from Volume II.

Volume III: Greece to the Peloponnesian war

Ancient Greek dancer from Volume III.
Row of Hoplites - headpiece ornament for Chapter XV: The First Foreign Invasion.

Warfare in Hellenic Greece centered mainly around heavy infantrymen called hoplites. ...

Volume IV: Greece to the Roman conquest

Satyr sitting in a tree and playing pipes - tailpiece ornament for Chapter LV: The Conquest of India.

This article is about the Greek mythological creature. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Volume V: The Roman Republic

Portrait of Mark Antony - headpiece ornament for Chapter XXVII: The Last Days of the Republic.

Bust of Mark Antony Marcus Antonius (Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N[1]) ( January 14 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC), known in English as Mark Antony, was a Roman politician and general. ...

Volume VI: The early Roman empire

Google Books link to Volume VI
Portrait of Drusus, brother of Roman Emperor Tiberius I and father of Emperor Claudius I, from Volume VI.

Bust of Nero Claudius Drusus, in the Musée du Cinquantinaire, Brussels Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus, born Decimus Claudius Drusus and variously called Drusus, Drusus I, Drusus Claudius Nero, or Drusus the Elder (14 January 38 - 9 BC) was the youngest son of Livia, wife of Augustus, and her first... For other persons named Tiberius, see Tiberius (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Claudius, see Claudius (disambiguation). ...

Volume VII: The later Roman Empire

"Early coats of mail" Illustration from Volume VII.

Volume VIII: Parthians, Sassanids, and Arabs, the Crusades and the Papacy

Desert scene; an Arab family and a camel at an oasis - headpiece ornament for Introductory Essay: The Scope and Influence of Arabic History.

This article is about arid terrain. ...

Volume IX: Italy

Illustration of the birthplace of Amerigo Vespucci from Volume IX.

Amerigo Vespucci (Américo Vespucio in Spanish) (March 8, 1454 - February 22, 1512) was an Italian merchant, explorer and cartographer. ...

Volume X: Spain and Portugal

Portrait of historian William Hickling Prescott from Volume X.
Illustration of a medieval Spanish Christian flagellant from Volume X.
Portrait of Spanish knight and folk hero El Cid from Volume X.

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 - January 29, 1859) was a historian. ... Flagellants, from a fifteenth century woodcut Flagellants are practitioners of an extreme form of mortification of their own flesh by whipping it with various instruments. ... Statue of El Cid in Burgos. ...

Volume XI: France, 843-1715

Portrait of King Philip I of France from Volume XI.

Philip I (23 May 1053 – 29 July 1108) was King of France from 1060 to his death. ...

Volume XII: France, 1715-1815

Volume XIII: France, 1815-1904; Netherlands

Volume XIV: The Netherlands (concluded), the Germanic empires

Google Books link to Volume XIV

Volume XV: Germanic empires (concluded)

Volume XVI: Scandinavia, Switzerland to 1715

Volume XVII: Switzerland (concluded), Russia and Poland

Volume XVIII: England to 1485

Volume XIX England, 1485-1642

Volume XX: England, 1642-1791

Volume XXI: Scotland, Ireland, England since 1792

Volume XXII: The British colonies, the United States (early colonial period)

Volume XXIII: The United States (concluded), Spanish America

Volume XXIV: Poland, the Balkans, Turkey, minor Eastern states, China, Japan

Volume XXV: Index

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