What Happened in History
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In this book, the author discusses the changes in material well-being and mental outlook which have taken place throughout the ages up to the break-up of the Roman empire. He gives us a brief survey of what he describes as Palacolithic and Mesolithic savagery, of Neolithic barbarism, of the rise of the Metal Age cultures, and so on until a climax was reached as a result of the Old World unity made possible by the exploits of Alexander the Great. Finally, there is a stimulating chapter with the author’s views about the decline and fall of the ancient world…
This more that worth-while book contains many facts the background material for the study, but it is primarily intended to stimulate thought and to help the reader to understand the general story of human development and, maybe, to draw lessons which help when our own civilization, now in danger of collapse, is once again in process of reconstruction.
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