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to pass, as it were, in visions before us, all the Kingdoms and Empires of the World, and, at the same time, all the great men who played conspicuous. rôles.

The HISTORY OF THE WORLD which we now present to our readers, is about as complete as it is possible for any History to be, -commencing in the dim mists of Heathen mythology ; passing through Ancient and Mediæval, and down to Modern and the History of our own times up to the present hour.

The compiler has taken nations separately but contemporaneously, thus enabling the reader to follow the History of any one Country without the unnecessary and perplexing fatigue of being compelled to distinguish it from the narrative of others; the compiler has also, while pursuing the facts of history, collected its Sensations and most characteristic and thrilling episodes so as to impart to THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD the weird fascination of fiction with the solid of reality.

The compiler has given especial, care to the great and decisive battles of the world, utilizing the most vivid and complete descriptions of the most careful and picturesque writers, while the great captains form a pen portrait gallery of surpassing value.

The celebrated women of the world stand forth luminously in these pages, and the events which they controlled or participated in chronicled in detail.

The compiler has endeavored to wed a popular style with narration and biography, and to make statistics as interesting as may be.

The Chronological Table is a veritable condensed History of the World.

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1011

222

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452

342

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1285

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626

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Adolphus Gustavus
Afghanistan, invasion of..
Africa, north...
African Dynasties.
Ages, the Middle...
Agincourt, battle of....
Aix-la-Chapelle, treaty of
Alarcos, battle of..
Albigenses, the..
Albuera, battle of ...
Alexander the Great..
Alexandria, bombardment of..
Alfred the Great....
Algiers, bombardment of .
Alma, battle of the....
America....
America, South.....
American war, outbreak of the..
Americans, victory of, at Saratoga..
Amiens, peace of.
Anacreon....
Antietam, battle of

216

Antoinette, Marie.
Antony, Marc.....
Arabia and the Empire of the Saracens.

subdued by Mabomet...
Aragon...
Arbela, battle of..
Arcola, battle of
Argentine Republic, the.
Argonautic expedition, the
Arian Heresy, the
Arnold, treason of ..
Arts, state of, in Greece.

state of, in Europe, in the Age of Leo X..
Ashanti War.
Ashburton treaty,

the
Asia......
Asiatic Dynasties, the..
Assyrian Empire, the..
Athenian republic, the..
Athlone, siege of.....
Atlanta ..
Athenians, defeat of, at Syracuse.
Aughrim, battle of.
Augsburg, peace of..
Australian colonies..
Austrian Succession, war of .
Austro-Hungary

Hungarian war.
Aztecs, the .

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Bulgaria, war between Servia and...
Bulgarians defeated by the Russians.
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Bunker Hill, battle of.....
Burmah, annexation of..
Burmese empire, the..
Busaco, battle of
Byzantium

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Baal, temple of ...
Babylon.....
Badajoz, battle of..
Bannockburn, battle of.
Balaclava, battle of .
Barnet, battle of..
Bartholomew, St., massacre..
Basle, peace of (1795).
Bautzen, battle of....
Becket, Thomas à.
Belgian Commonwealth, the.
Belgium
Benburb, battle of..
Belshazzar..
Berlin, treaty of
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Black Death, the..

167
“Black Friday,” the .

1303
Blenheim, battle of.

406-56
Bolivia...

.693, 1261
Bonaparte, Napoleon

152
Book, Doomsday..

111
Borodino, battle of .

537
Boroimhé, Brian

200
Boromean tribute, the.

196
Boston massacre, the..

494
Bosworth, battle of.

182
Boyne, battle of the...

::91 -419
Bragg's invasion of Kentucky..

718
Brandywine and Germantown, battles of...

504
Brazil......

1261
created an empire.

..55.), 618
Brigade, papal, tbe....

636
Britain, history of.

95
invaded by Cæsar..

95
invaded by the Danes..

97
British colonies, the.

624
Bruce, Robert....

152
Buena Vista, battle of..

704
Buenos Ayres.

694
Bulgaria, Prince Alexander of, compelled to abdicate... 1347

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Cæsar

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Calendar, reform of the.
California acquired by the U.S..
Cambray, league of

peace of....
Campo, treaty of, formed.
Campaign of 1778..
Campaigns, the Italian.....
Canada, conquered by the English..

conquest of......
Fenian raids into.
invaded by America.

rebellion in..
Carlist War, the
Carolina, South, attack on.
Carolinas, the....
Carthage, history of.
Castelfidardo, battle of .
Castile
Castlereagh, Lord..
Cataline

Catherine of Russia
Catholic emancipation.....
Cawnpore, massacre of..
Centennial, the ..

Central America.

Cetshwayo..
Chaldeans...

Chalons, battle of.

77

719-57

48

.85-86

85

413

482

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72

816

. 73, 121

Chancellorsville, battle of
Charlemagne
Charles XII., King of Sweden....
Charleston, earthquake partially destroys city of..
Chartist rising in England..
Chateau Cambrensis, peace of.
Chatillon, Congress of.
Chattanooga, campaign of.
Chaucer, Geoffrey.
Chili...

313

233

596

601

720

127483

156

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war between Peru and...

1261

203

623

Conquest of Gaul by Cæsar.

the Saxons by Charlemagne..

the English
Constantine, reign of.
Constantinople.

taken by the Ottoman Turks..
Constitution, American, drawing of the.
Coomassie, capture of
Corunna, battle of.
Cornwallis, surrender of, at Yorktown
Cortez, Hernando...
Coulmiers, battle of..
Courtray, battle of..
Crecy, battle of...
Creek Indians, war with.
Crimean war, the...
Cræsus.
Crusades, the
Culloden, battle of..
Curran, John Philipot..
Custoza, battle of..
Cyprus, island of.
Cyrus..

Chillianwallah, battle of..
China .....

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621
England's war with..

821
war between France and...

1334
Chivalry.....

132
Christians, persecution of, at Rome..

71
Christian religion : progress from its institution to the
extinction of paganism..

74
Chronological table

1349
Church, state of the, during the 8th and 9th centuries.. 92
state of, in Italy...

161
view of the affairs of the, preceding the reign of
Charlemagne

88
Cicero..

48
Cid, the.....

213
Ciudad Rodrigo, battle of

537
Civil war in England.

322
Cleopatra..

50-55
Clontarf, battle of ..

201
Code, Napoleon.

578
Columbia

692, 1262
Columbus, Christopher.....

226
Commerce, progress of, in Europe before Portuguese
discoveries.

275
Commonwealth, the

326
Commune, the..

1205-24
Confederate arinies, surrender of.

724
Confederation, the German.

1013
Confucius.....

193
Connecticut, settlement of.

383

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7

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. 282, 629, 1233

1018

444

525

527

849

Danes, the..
Daniel.

Darius.

David
Defeat of the Athenians at Syracuse.

Denmark

and the Duchies..

Dettingen, battle of..
Directory, the.

fall of the
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Dresden, peace of..
Drogheda, Massacre of
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582
Eleatic sect, the..

33
El Mahdi, the..

1333
Emancipation of slaves by Lincoln...

718
Emmet, Robert.

570, 639
Empire of the East during 8th and 9th centuries

90
of the West and Italy in 10th and 11th centuries... 93
Empire, the French, 1804.

578
Encumbered estates act.

1028
England...
111, 119, 148, 153, 174, 257, 317, 388, 440,

528, 813, 996, 1273
and Scotland, union of.

.352, 440, 558
Europe

145
minor northern states of
minor southern states of...

632
Exhibition, great (1857)...

847
Eylau, battle of..

1.536, 579

Fredericksburg, and battle of.
Free trade triumph....
French in Louisiana, the..
Friedland, battle of..
Frobisher, Martin..
Fuentes de Oñoro, battle of..

..536, 579

375

537

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627

F.

162

Garfield assassinated....

1315
Garibaldi, Guiseppe..

.652, 1331
Gaul conquered by Cæsar..

48
Genghis Khan

189
Georgia, settlement of..

586
German courts in the 18th century, character of........ 435
Germantown and Brandywine, battles of.....

504
Germany .... .121, 165, 267, 340, 395, 473, 589, 1013, 1248-59
Gettysburg, battle of.

779
Ghent, peace of....

.537, 610
Gibraltar taken by the English..

441
Gladstone, W. E.......

.849-50
makes his great Home Rule speech...

1346
Glencoe, the massacre of

557
Goodjerat, battle of ....

623
Gordian knot.....

26

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225

Falkirk, battle of...
Faughard, battle of .
Federal party...
Fenian movement, the..
Ferdinand and Isabella
Ferozepoor, battle of..
Feudal system, the.
Firbolgs, the....
Fire in London, the great.
Fitzgerald, Lord Edward...
Five Forks, battle of...
Flood, Henry...

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Goths, the....
Government, forms of
Gracchi, the..
Granada.

47

439-45

Fontenoy, battle of
Forbach, battle of..

1061

223

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