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The World's Progress, Vol. I (of X) With Illustrative texts from Masterpieces of Egyptian, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Modern European and American Literature

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Table of Contents
  • THE WORLD'S PROGRESS
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS PART I.
  • FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS PART I.
  • THE DELPHIAN COURSE OF READING
  • PREHISTORIC MAN
    • Discovery of Fire.
      • The House.
      • Food.
      • Cultivated Plants.
      • Domestication of Animals.
      • Dress in Prehistoric Times.
      • Art.
      • Religion of Prehistoric Men.
      • Conclusion.
    • The House.
    • Food.
    • Cultivated Plants.
    • Domestication of Animals.
    • Dress in Prehistoric Times.
    • Art.
    • Religion of Prehistoric Men.
    • Conclusion.
  • EGYPTIAN AFTERGLOW.
  • EGYPT
    • PREFATORY CHAPTER
  • EGYPT.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • Its Antiquity.
      • Physical Geography of Egypt.
      • Yearly Rise of the Nile.
      • Nilometers.
      • Influence of Topography.
      • Prehistoric Egypt.
    • Its Antiquity.
    • Physical Geography of Egypt.
    • Yearly Rise of the Nile.
    • Nilometers.
    • Influence of Topography.
    • Prehistoric Egypt.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • Sources of Egyptian History.
      • Herodotus.
    • Sources of Egyptian History.
    • Herodotus.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • The Pyramid Age.
    • The Pyramid Age.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • The Age of Darkness.
      • The Middle Empire.[2]
      • Amenemhet III.
    • The Age of Darkness.
    • The Middle Empire.[2]
    • Amenemhet III.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • The Shepherd Kings.[1]
      • The Beginning of the New Empire.[2]
    • The Shepherd Kings.[1]
    • The Beginning of the New Empire.[2]
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • The Earliest Queen in History.
    • The Earliest Queen in History.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • Great Military Kings.
      • Hymn of Victory.[2] (Amon speaking.)
      • Karnak.
    • Great Military Kings.
    • Hymn of Victory.[2] (Amon speaking.)
    • Karnak.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • The Nineteenth Dynasty.[1]
      • Ramses.
      • Pentuar's Poem.[2]
      • Twentieth Dynasty.[4]
    • The Nineteenth Dynasty.[1]
    • Ramses.
    • Pentuar's Poem.[2]
    • Twentieth Dynasty.[4]
  • SOCIAL LIFE IN EGYPT
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • Introductory.
      • Houses.
      • Family Life.
      • Dress.
    • Introductory.
    • Houses.
    • Family Life.
    • Dress.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • Sports and Recreations.
    • Sports and Recreations.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • Agriculture and Cattle Raising.
      • Artisans and Their Crafts.
      • Markets.
      • The Business of War.
    • Agriculture and Cattle Raising.
    • Artisans and Their Crafts.
    • Markets.
    • The Business of War.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • Praising Learning.[1]
      • Schools and Education.
      • Literature.
    • Praising Learning.[1]
    • Schools and Education.
    • Literature.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • Religion of Ancient Egypt.
      • WORSHIP OF THE NILE. Hymn to The Nile.
      • Temples.
      • Rise of the Nile.
      • Religious Ceremonies.
    • Religion of Ancient Egypt.
    • WORSHIP OF THE NILE. Hymn to The Nile.
    • Temples.
    • Rise of the Nile.
    • Religious Ceremonies.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • Art and Decoration.
    • Art and Decoration.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • Tombs and Burial Customs.
    • Tombs and Burial Customs.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • Excavations in Egypt.
      • Difficulties Confronting the Explorer.
    • Excavations in Egypt.
    • Difficulties Confronting the Explorer.
  • DESCRIPTIONS OF EGYPT.
    • I.
      • Descriptions of Egypt.   II.
      • Descriptions of Egypt.   III.
      • Karnak.
      • Memphis.
      • A Hymn to the God Ra.
      • Precepts of Ptah-Hotep.
      • THE ADVENTURES OF THE EXILE SANEHAT.[1] (2000 B.C.)
    • Descriptions of Egypt.   II.
    • Descriptions of Egypt.   III.
    • Karnak.
    • Memphis.
    • A Hymn to the God Ra.
    • Precepts of Ptah-Hotep.
    • THE ADVENTURES OF THE EXILE SANEHAT.[1] (2000 B.C.)
  • PRESENT-DAY EGYPT
    • Alexandria. Where East and West Meet.
      • Cairo.
      • The Egyptian Museum.
      • The Suez Canal.
    • Cairo.
    • The Egyptian Museum.
    • The Suez Canal.
  • BABYLONIA AND HER NEIGHBORS
    • PREFATORY CHAPTER
  • BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA
    • CHAPTER I.
      • Early Civilization of Asia.
      • The Recovery of Forgotten Cities.
    • Early Civilization of Asia.
    • The Recovery of Forgotten Cities.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • Sources of Babylonian and Assyrian History.
      • Physical Geography of Babylonia and Assyria.
    • Sources of Babylonian and Assyrian History.
    • Physical Geography of Babylonia and Assyria.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • Prehistoric Chaldea.
      • A Charm.
    • Prehistoric Chaldea.
    • A Charm.
    • The Story of Genesis Relative to the First Settlement in Shumir.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • City-States Before the Rise of Babylon.
    • City-States Before the Rise of Babylon.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • Dominance of Babylon, 2100-1100 B.C.
    • Dominance of Babylon, 2100-1100 B.C.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • Beginnings of the Assyrian Empire.
    • Beginnings of the Assyrian Empire.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • Assyria—A Powerful Empire.
      • Hebrew Account of the War with Assyria.
      • Concerning the Revolt of Judah: From an Assyrian Tablet.
    • Assyria—A Powerful Empire.
    • Hebrew Account of the War with Assyria.
    • Concerning the Revolt of Judah: From an Assyrian Tablet.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • Last Years of Assyrian Greatness.
    • Last Years of Assyrian Greatness.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • The Chaldean Empire in Babylonia.
    • The Chaldean Empire in Babylonia.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • The Babylonian and Assyrian Compared.
      • Houses.
      • Family Life.
    • The Babylonian and Assyrian Compared.
    • Houses.
    • Family Life.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • Morality of the Ancient Babylonians.
    • Morality of the Ancient Babylonians.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • Literature and Learning.
      • Deluge Story—Column III.
    • Literature and Learning.
    • Deluge Story—Column III.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • Clothing.
      • Food.
      • Sports and Pastimes.
    • Clothing.
    • Food.
    • Sports and Pastimes.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • Architecture and Decoration.
    • Architecture and Decoration.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • Religion.
    • Religion.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • The Laboring Classes.
      • The Professions: The Banker.
      • Scribes.
      • Medicine.
      • The Soldier.
    • The Laboring Classes.
    • The Professions: The Banker.
    • Scribes.
    • Medicine.
    • The Soldier.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • The Medes.
    • The Medes.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • Persia Before the Age of Cyrus.
      • Cyrus the Great and the Persian Empire.
    • Persia Before the Age of Cyrus.
    • Cyrus the Great and the Persian Empire.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • War with Greece.
      • The Magian was Killed.
    • War with Greece.
    • The Magian was Killed.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • Manners and Customs Among the Persians.
      • The Religion of Persia.
      • A Hymn.
      • From the Avesta. Part I.
      • Ancient Hymn from the Avesta.
    • Manners and Customs Among the Persians.
    • The Religion of Persia.
    • A Hymn.
    • From the Avesta. Part I.
    • Ancient Hymn from the Avesta.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • Contributions of Babylonia, Assyria and Persia to Modern Civilization.
    • Contributions of Babylonia, Assyria and Persia to Modern Civilization.
    • THE BOOK-STAMP OF SARDANAPALUS.
      • THE CHALDEAN ACCOUNT OF THE DELUGE.
      • THE DESCENT OF ISHTAR TO HADES.
      • PURITY.
      • ZOROASTER'S PRAYER.
    • THE CHALDEAN ACCOUNT OF THE DELUGE.
    • THE DESCENT OF ISHTAR TO HADES.
    • PURITY.
    • ZOROASTER'S PRAYER.
  • THE HEBREWS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • Syria.
    • Syria.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • The Land of Phoenicia.
    • The Land of Phoenicia.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • Phoenician Colonies and Commerce.
      • The Approach of a Caravan.
    • Phoenician Colonies and Commerce.
    • The Approach of a Caravan.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • Occupations and Industries.
      • Literature and Learning.
      • Religion.
    • Occupations and Industries.
    • Literature and Learning.
    • Religion.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • The Physical Geography of Palestine.
      • Climate and Productivity of Palestine.
    • The Physical Geography of Palestine.
    • Climate and Productivity of Palestine.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • Effects of Geographical Conditions Upon the Hebrews.
    • Effects of Geographical Conditions Upon the Hebrews.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • Sources of Hebrew History.
    • Sources of Hebrew History.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • The Hebrews Prior to Their Occupation of Canaan.
    • The Hebrews Prior to Their Occupation of Canaan.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • The Era of the Judges.
    • The Era of the Judges.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • The Morality of the Hebrews Prior to the Kingdom.
    • The Morality of the Hebrews Prior to the Kingdom.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • Causes Leading to the Kingdom.
      • David's Lament.
      • Reign of David.
      • Solomon.
      • King Solomon and the Bees.
    • Causes Leading to the Kingdom.
    • David's Lament.
    • Reign of David.
    • Solomon.
    • King Solomon and the Bees.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • After the Division of the Kingdom.
      • End of Israel.
    • After the Division of the Kingdom.
    • End of Israel.
  • DESCRIPTION OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN PART I.
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