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The Churchman.

"It is singularly interesting to read, and in respect to
arrangement, maps, etc., is all that can be desired." — Boston
Congregationalist.

THE MACEDONIAN EMPIRE— Its Rise and
Culmination to Death of Alexander the
Great. By A. M. Curteis, M.A.

**A good and satisfactory history of a very important period.
The maps are excellent, and the story is lucidly and vigor-
ously told." — The Nation.

** The same compressive style and yet completeness of
detail that have characterized the previous issues in this
delightful series, are found in this volume. Certainly the art
of conciseness in writing was never carried to a higher or
more effective point." — Piston Saturday Evening Gazette.

^** The above Jive Vutumes give a connected and complete
history of Greece from the earliest tim^s to the death of
Alexander,



EPOCHS OF ANCIENT HISTORY



EARLY ROME— From the Foundation of the
City to its Destruction by the Gauls. By

W. Ihne, Ph.D.

'* Those who want to know the truth instead of the tra-
ditions that used to be learned of our fathers, will find in ^s
work entertainment, careful scholarship, and sound sense.* - «•
Cincinfiati Times.

" The book is excellently well done. The views are those
of a learned and able man, and they are presented in this
volume with great force and clearness." — The Nation.

ROME AND CARTHAGE— The Punic Wars.

By R. BoswoRTH Smith.

" By blending the account of Rome and Carthage the ac-
complished author presents a succinct and vivid picture of
two great cities and people which leaves a deep impression.
The story is full of intrinsic interest, and was never better
told. " — Christian Union.

** The volume is one of rare interest and value." — Chicago
Interior.

"An admirably condensed history of Carthage, from its
establishment by the adventurous Phoenician traders to its
sad and disastrous fall. " — New York Herald.

THE GRACCHI, MARIUS, AND SULLA. By

A. H. Beesley.

" A concise and scholarly historical sketch, descriptive of
the decay of the Roman Republic, and the events which paved
the way for the advent of the conquering Caesar. It is an
excellent account of the leaders and legislation of the xt:^xik>'
"^z."— Boston Post.

" It is prepared in succinct but comprehe1^ Sire style, and is
an excellent book for reading and reference."- -AVa/ York
Observer.

" No better condensed account of the two Gracchi and the
turbulent careers of Marius and Sulla has yet appeared."-^
New York Independent.



EPOCHS OF ANCIENT HISTORY

THE ROMAN TRIUMVIRATES. By the Very Rev.
Charles Merivale, D.D.

** In brevity, clear and scholarly treatment of the subject,
and the convenience of map, index, and side notes, the
volume is a model." — New York Tribune.

"An admirable presentation, and in style vigorous and
picturesque. " — Hartford Courani.

THE EARLY EMPIRE— From the Assassina-
tion of Julius Caesar to tiie Assassination
of Domitian. By Rev. W. Wolfe Capes, M.A.

" It is written with great clearness and simplicity of style,
and is as attractive an account as has ever been given in
brief of one of the most interesting periods of Roman
History." — Boston Saturday Evening Gazette.

"It is a clear, well-proportioned, and trustworthy perfor-
mance, and well deserves to be studied." — Christian at
Work.

THE AGE OF THE ANTONINES— The Roman
Empire of the Second Century. By Rev.

W. Wolfe Capes, M.A.

** The Roman Empire during the second century is the
broad subject discussed in this book, and discussed with
learning and intelligence." — New York Independent.

" The writer's diction is clear and elegant, and his narra-
tion is free from any touch of pedantry. In the treatment of
its prolific and interesting theme, and in its general plan, the
book is a model of works of its class " — New York Herald.

" We are glad to commend it. It is written clearly, and
with care and accuracy. It is also in such neat and compact
form as to be the more attractive." — Congregationalist.

*^* The above six volumes give the History of Rome from
the founding of the City to the death of Marcus Aurelius
Antoninus.



EPOCHS OF MODERN
HISTORY.

A SERIES OF BOOKS NARRATING THE HISTORY OF

ENGLAND AND EUROPE AT SUCCESSIVE EPOCHS

SUBSEQUENT TO THE CHRISTIAN ERA.

Edited by

Edward E. Morris.

Eighteen volumes, i6mo, with 74 Maps, Plans, and Tables.

Sold separately. Price per vol., $1.00.

The Set, Roxburgh style, gilt top, in box, $18.00.



THE BEGINNING OF THE MIDDLE AGES—
England and Europe in the Ninth Century.

By the Very Rev. R. W. Church, M.A.

"A remarkably thoughtful and satisfactory discussion of
the causes and results of the vast changes which came upon
Europe during the period discussed. The book is adapted to
be exceedingly serviceable." — Chicago Standard.

**At once readable and valuable. It is comprehensive and
yet gives the details of a period most interesting to the student
of history. " — Herald and Presbyter.

"It is written with a clearness and vividness of statement
which make it the pleasantest reading. It represents a great
deal of patient research, and is careful and scholarly."—
Boston Journal.

THE NORMANS IN EUROPE— The Feudal
System and England under the Norman
Kings. By Rev. A. H. Johnson, M.A.

** Its pictures of the Normans in their home, of the Scan-
dinavian exodus, the conquest of England, and Nonnan
administration, are full of vigor and cannot fail of holding the
reader's attention." — Episcopal Register.

'* The style of the author is vigorous and animated, and he
has given a valuable sketch of the origin and progress of the
great Northern movement that has shaped the history of
modem Europe." — Boston Transcript.



EPOCHS OF MODER.V HISTORY

THE CRUSADES. By Rev. G. W. Cox.

" To be warmly commended for important qualities. The
author shows conscientious fidelity to the materials, and such
skill in the use of them, that, as a result, the reader has
before him a narrative related in a style that makes it truly
fascinating." — Congregationalist.

" It is written in a pure and flowing style, and its arrange-
ment and treatment of subject are exceptional." — Christian
Intelligencer.

THE EARLY P L A NT AGEN ETS— Their
Relation to tlie History of Europe; The
Foundation and Growth of Constitutional
Government. By Rev. W. Stubbs, M.A.

"Nothing could be desired more clear, succinct, and well
arranged. All parts of the book are well done. It may be
pronounced the best existing brief history of the constitution
for this, its most important period." — The Nation.

"Prof. Stubbs has presented leading events with such fair-
ness and wisdom as are seldom found. He is remarkably
clear and satisfactory. " — The Churchman.

EDWARD III. By Rev. W. Warburton, M.A.

" The author has done his work well, and we commend it
as containing in small space all essential matter." — New York
Independent.

* ' Events and movements are admirably condensed by the
author, and presented in such attractive form as to entertain
as well as instruct." — Chicago Interior.

THE HOUSES OF LANCASTER AND YORK
—The Conquest and Loss of France. By

James Gairdner.

** Prepared in a most careful and thorough manner, and
ought to be read by every student." — New York Times.

** It leaves nothing to be desired as regards compactness,
accuracy, and excellence of literary execution." — Boston
Journal.



EPOCHS OF MODERN HISTORY

THE ERA OF THE PROTESTANT REVO-
LUTION. By Frederic Seebohm. With Notes, on
Books in English relating to the Reformation, by Prof.
George P. Fisher, D.D.

"For an impartial record of the civil and ecclesiastical
changes about four hundred years ago, we cannot commend a
better manual." — Sunday- School Times.

"All that could be desired, as well in execution as in plan.
The narrative is animated, and the selection and grouping of
events skillful and effective." — The Nation.

THE EARLY TUDORS— Henry VII., Henry
VIII. By Rev. C. E. Moberley, M.A., late Master in
Rugby School.

"Is concise, scholarly, and accurate. On the epoch of which
it treats, we know of no work which equals it." — N. Y. Observer.

" A marvel of clear and succinct brevity and good historical
judgment. There is hardly a better book of its kind to be
named." — New York Independent.

THE AGE OF ELIZABETH. By Rev. M.

Creighton, M.A.

"Clear and compact in style ; careful in their facts, and
just in interpretation of them. It sheds much light on the
progress of the Reformation and the origin of the Popish
reaction during Queen Elizabeth's reign ; also, the relation of
Jesuitism to the latter." — Presbyterian Review.

" A clear, concise, and just story of an era crowded with
events of interest and importance. "~iV<?«i'' Ycrk World.

THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR— 161 S-1 648.

By Samuel Rawson Gardiner.

" As a manual it will prove of the greatest practical value,
while to the general reader it will afford a clear and interesting
account of events. We know of no more spirited and attractive
recital of the great era." — Boston Saturday Evening Gazette.

" The thrilling story of those times has never been told so
vividly or succinctly as in this volume. " — Episcopal Register,



EPOCHS OF MODERN HISTORY.

THE PURITAN REVOLUTION; and the First
Two Stuarts, 1 603- 1 660. By Samuel Rawson
Gardiner.

*' The narrative is condensed and brief, yet sufficiently com-
prehensive to give an adequate view of the events related.'*
— Chicago Standard.

* * Mr. Gardiner uses his researches in an admirably clear
and fair way " — Congregaiionalist.

' ' The _-ketcn ;g concise, but clear and perfectly intelligible."
— Hartford Coura7it.

THE ENGLISH RESTORATION AND LOUIS
XIV., from the Peace of Westphalia to the
Peace of Nimwegen. By Osmund Airy, M. A.

*• It is crisply and admirably written. An immense amount
of information is conveyed and with great clearness, the
arrangement of the subjects showing great skill and a thor-
ough command of the complicated theme." — Boston Saturday
Evening Gazette.

"The author writes with fairness and discrimination, and
has given a clear and intelligible presentation of the time."—
New York Evangelist,

THE FALL OF THE STUARTS; and Western
Europe. By Rev. Edward Hale, M.A.

" A valuable compend to the general reader and scholar."

— Providence Jour7iaL

"It will be found of great value. It is a very graphic
account of the history of Europe during the 17th century,
and is admirably adapted for the use of students." — Boston
Saturday Evening Gazette.

"An admirable handbook for the student." — The Churchman.

THE AGE OF ANNE. By Edward E. Morris, M.A.

"The author's arrangement of the material is remarkably
clear, his selection and adjustment of the facts judicious, his
historical judgment fair and candid, while the style wins by
its simple elegance." — Chicago Standard.

"An excellent compendium of the history of an important
period." — The Watchman.



EPOCHS OF MODERN- HISTORY.

THE EARLY HANOVERIANS— Europe from
the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-
ia-Chapelle. By Edward E. Morris, M.A.

" Masterly, condensed, and vigorous, this is one of the
books which it is a delight to read at odd moments ; which
are broad and suggestive, and at the same time condensed in
treatment. " — Christian Advocate.

*' A remarkably clear and readable summary of the salient
points of interest. The maps and tables, no less than the
author's style and treatment of the subject, entitle the volume
to the highest claims of recognition." — Boston Daily Ad-
vertiser.

FREDERICK THE GREAT, AND THE SEVEN
YEARS' WAR. By F. W. Longman.

" The subject is most important, and the author has treated
it in a way which is both scholarly and entertaining." — The
Churchman.

"Admirably adapted to interest school boys, and older
heads will find it pleasant reading." — New York Tribune.

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, AND FIRST
EMPIRE. By William O'Connor Morris. With
Appendix by Andrew D. White, LL.D., ex-President of
Cornell University.

"We have long needed a simple compendium of this period,
and we have here one which is brief enough to be easily run
through with, and yet particular enough to make entertaining
reading." — New York Evening Post.

*' The author has well accomplished his difficult task of
sketching in miniature the grand and crowded drama of the
French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire, showing
himself to be no servile compiler, but capable of judicious
and independent criticism." — Spring/ie Id Republican.

THE EPOCH OF REFORM— 1 830-1 850. By

Justin McCarthy.

"Mr. McCarthy knows the period of which he writes
thoroughly, and the result is a narrative that is at once enter-
taining and trustworthy." — N-ew York Examiner.

" The narrative is clear and comprehensive, and told with
abundant knowledge and grasp of the subject.*' — Boston
Courier.



IMPORTANT HISTORICAL
WORKS.

CIVILIZATION DURING THE MIDDLE AGES.
Especially in its Relation to Modern Civil-
ization. By George B. Adams, Professor of History in

Yale University. 8vo, ^2.50.

Professor Adams has here supplied the need of a text-book
for the study of Mediaeval History in college classes at once
thorough and yet capable of being handled in the time usually
allowed to it. He has aimed to treat the subject in a manner
which its place in the college curriculum demands, by present-
ing as clear a view as possible of the underlying and organic
growth of our civilization, how its foundations were laid and its
chief elements introduced.

Prof. Kendric C. Babcock, University of Minnesota : — <* It
is one of the best books of the kind which I have seen. We
shall use it the coming term."

Prof. Marshall S. Brown, Michigan University: — "I
regard the work as a very valuable treatment of the great
movements of history during the Middle Ages, and as one
destined to be extremely helpful to young students. ' '

Boston Herald: — "Professor Adams admirably presents
the leading features of a thousand years of social, political,
and religious development in the history of the world. It is
valuable from beginning to end. ' '

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. By E.

Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., President of Brown
University. With maps. Two vols., crown octavo, ^4.00.

Boston Advertiser : — "We doubt if there has been so
complete, graphic, and so thoroughly impartial a history of our
country condensed into the same space. It must become a
standard. ' '

Advance: — " One of the best popular, general histories of
America, if not the best."

Herald and Presbyter : — " The very history that many
people have been looking for. It does not consist simply of
minute statements, but treats of causes and effects with philo-
sophical grasp and thoughtfulness. It is the work of a scholar
and thinker."



nr PORTA NT HISTORICAL WORKS.

THE HISTORY OF ROME, from the Earliest
Time to the Period of Its Decline. By Dr.

Theodor Mommsen. Translated by W. P. DiCKSON, D.D.,
LL.D. A New Edition, Revised throughout, and embodying
recent additions. Five vols., with Map. Price per set, ;^io.oo.

"A work of the very highest merit; its learning is exact
and profound ; its narrative full of genius and skill ; its
descriptions of men are admirably vivid." — London Times.

"Since the days of Niebuhr, no work on Roman History
has appeared that combines so much to attract, instruct, and
charm the reader. Its style — a rare quality in a German
author — is vigorous, spirited, and animated." — Dr. Schmitz.

THE PROVINCES OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
From Caesar to Diocletian. By Theodor
Mommsen. Translated by William P. Dickson, D.D.,
LL.D. With maps. Two vols., 8vo, $6.00.

" The author draws the wonderfully rich and varied picture
of the conquest and administration of that great circle of
peoples and lands which formed the empire of Rome outside
of Italy, their agriculture, trade, and manufactures, their
artistic and scientific life, through all degrees of civilization,
with such detail and completeness as could have come from
no other hand than that of this great master of historical re-
search." — Prof. W". A. Packard, Princeton College.

THE HISTORY OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC.

Abridged from the History by Professor Theodor Mommsen,
by C. Bryans and F. J. R. Hendy. i2mo, $1.75.

" It is a genuine boon that the essential parts of Mommsen's
Rome are thus brought within the easy reach of all, and the
abridgment seems to me to preserve unusually well the glow
and movement of the original." — Prof. Tracy Peck, Yale
University.

"The condensation has been accurately and judiciously
effected. I heartily commend the volume as the most adequate
embodiment, in a single volume, of the main results of modem
historical research in the field of Roman affairs." — Prof.
Henry M. Baikd, University of City of New York.



IMPORTANT HISTORICAL WORKS.



THE DAWN OF HISTORY. An Introduction
to Pre-Historic Study. New and Enlarged Edition.
Edited by C. F. Keary, i2mo, cloth, $1.25.

This work treats successively of the earliest traces of man ;
of language, its growth, and the story it tells of the pre-his-
toricusersof it ; of early social life, the religions, mythologies,
and folk-tales, and of the history of writing. The present
edition contams about one hundred pages of new matter,
embodying the results of the latest researches.

"A fascinating manual. In its way, ihe work is a model
of what a popular scientific work should be." — Boston Sat.
Eve. Gazette.

THE ORIGIN OF NATIONS. By Professor George

Rawlinson, M.A. i2mo, with maps, fi.oo.

The first part of this book discusses the antiquity of civiliza-
tion in Egypt and the other early nations of the East. The
second part is an examination of the ethnology of Genesis,
showing its accordance with the latest results of modern
ethnographical science.

"A work of genuine scholarly excellence, and a useful
offset to a great deal of the superficial current literature on
such subjects. " — Congregationaiist.

MANUAL OF MYTHOLOGY. For the Use
of Schools, Art Students, and General
Readers. Founded on the Works of Pet-
iscus, Preller, and Welcker. By Alp:xander

S. Murray, Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities,
British Museum. With 45 Plates. Reprinted from the
Second Revised London Edition. Crown 8vo, $1.75.

" It has been acknowledged the best work on the subject
to be found in a concise form, and as it embodies the results
of the latest researches and discoveries in ancient mythologies,
it is superior for school and general purposes as a handbook
to any of the so-called standaid works." — Cleveland Herald.

"Whether as a manual for reference, a text-book for school
use, or for the general reader, the book will be found very
valuable and interesting." — Boston Journal.



IMPORTANT HISTORICAL WORKS.

THE HISTORY OF GREECE. By Prof. Dr.
Ernst Curtius. Translated by Adolphus William Ward,
M.A., Fellow of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, Prof, of
History in Owen's College, Manchester. Five volumes,
crown 8vo. Price per set, $10.00.

*' We cannot express our opinion of Dr. Curtius' book bet-
ter than by saying that it may be fitly ranked with Theodor
Mommsen's great work." — Lo7idon Spectator.

"As an introduction to the study of Grecian history, no
previous work is comparable to the present for vivacity and
picturesque beauty, while in sound learning and accuracy of
statement it is not inferior to the elaborate productions which
enrich the literature of the age." — N. Y. Daily I'ribune.

Ci^SAR: a Sketch. By James Anthony Froude,
M.A. i2mo, gilt top, $1.50.

"This book is a most fascinating biography and is by far
the best account of Julius Caesar to be found in the English
language." — The London Statidard.

"He combines into a compact and nervous narrative all
that is known of the persona], social, political, and military
life of Csesar ; and with his sketch of Csesar includes other
brilliant sketches of the great man, his friends, or rivals,
who contemporaneously with him formed the principal figures
in the Roman world." — Harper^ s Monthly.

CICERO. Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero. By

William Forsyth, M.A., Q.C. 20 Engravings. New
Edition. 2 vols,, crown 8vo, in one, gilt top, $2.50.

The author has not only given us the most complete and
well-balanced account of the life of Cicero ever published ;
he has drawn an accurate and graphic picture of domestic life
among the best classes of the Romans, one which the reader
of general literature, as well as the student, may peruse with
pleasure and profit.

"A scholar without pedantry, and a Christian without cant,
Mr. Forsyth seems to have seized with praiseworthy tact the
precise attitude which it behooves a biographer to take when
narrating the life, the personal life of Cicero. Mr. Forsyth
produces what we venture to say will become one of the
classics of English biographical literature, and will be wel-
comed by readers of all ages and both sexes, of all professions
and of no profession at all." — London Quarterly.



VALUABLE WORKS ON
CLASSICAL LITERATURE.

THE HISTORY OF ROMAN LITERATURE.
From the Earliest Period to the Death of

Marcus Aurelius. With Chronological Tables, etc.,
for the use of Students. By C. T. Cruttwell, M.A. Crown
8vo, $2.50.

Mr. Cruttvvell's book is written throughout from a purely
literary point of view, and the aim has been to avoid tedious
and trivial details. The result is a volume not only suited
for the student, but remarkably readable for all who possess
any interest in the subject.

** Mr. Cruttwell has given us a genuine history of Roman
literature, not merely a descriptive list of authors and their
productions, but a well elaborated portrayal of the successive
stages in the intellectual development of the Romans and the
various forms of expression which these took in literature. " —
N. Y. Action.

UNIFORM WITH THE ABOVE.

A HISTORY OF GREEK LITERATURE.
From the Earliest Period of Demosthenes.

By Frank Byron Jevons, M.A., Tutor in the University
of Durham. Crown 8vo, $2.50.

The author goes into detail with sufficient fullness to make
the history complete, but he never loses sight of the com-
manding lines along which the Greek mind moved, and a
clear understanding of which is necessary to every intelligent
student of universal literature.

** It is beyond all question the best history of Greek litera-
ture that has hitherto been published. " — London Spectator.



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