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Author

Hittell, John S.

Title

A History of the Mental Growth of Mankind in Ancient Times

Sub-Title

Publisher

 

Henry Holt and Company

Year

1893

City

New York

Edition

Scanned

Searchable

Cleaned

Deluxe

2nd edition

200.0000

200.0000

400.0000

800.0000

Description

Quoted from the author's "Preface."

"A good record of the mental growth of mankind would comprehend all the highly important lessons of human experience, and would be the most valuable of all histories; but as it would be precious, so it is difficult of composition. Many authors have undertaken it; many others may undertake it before one produces a work worthy of the subject; and as failure may help to
clear the track for success, I venture to offer my contribution in this matter to the public. According to my conception of the history of culture, it should give solutions to such queries as these: Is man the direct product of natural evolution or of supernatural creation? Are all men descendants of one primary human stock? Were the first men black, yellow, or white? In what part of the earth and in what geological period did they make their appearance? Is the intellectual development of man a necessary result of his nature in such an environment as that in which he exists and has existed in historical times? Has his progress been continuous? Has it shown itself in all the departments of life? Has it been governed  exclusively by natural causes and uniform law? Has it always been beneficent? What are its main branches ? How has each of them advanced in different ages and countries? How has each of them affected the general welfare? Into what categories should we divide the mental
growth of mankind for the purpose of getting the clearest and most correct conceptions of its advances?"

And he continues his "Preface" for six more pages outlinning all the subjects of his inquiry. It is a fascinating book and should be of interest to all students of history.

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