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Illustrated Encyclopaedia of World History (In 8 Volumes)

 
J.A. Hammerton (Author)
Synopsis This monumental work is veritable magnum opus in which the Muse of history unfolds ‘the enthralling story of man’s performance in the Drama of Human Destiny still playing on the vast stage of earth. ‘It displays the titles of the twelve editorial Divisions and the descriptive names and dates of the 33 chronicles in which ten Eras of general narrative have been divided. History is the slave of fact or else it loses the name of history. It does not enjoy the same literary freedom or flight of fancy as pure literature. Its object is to give a series of true pictures drawn from the infinitely various and wonderful life of man upon earth before our own age. It is a kind of “Rajtarangini” flowing ceaselessly like a river which never looks back. The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of World History is unique among the histories of the world. It has been planned and produced as an original world history which profitably explores the immense accumulation of new knowledge and examines the vast complex of Earth, Man and Civilization. Through its narrative we travel down ‘The corridors of Time’ accompanied by scholars who were the then greatest giving authority of their subject and who could best interpret to us the spirit of the times through which we pass.
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About the author

J.A. Hammerton

Sir John Alexander Hammerton (1871-1949) was an English statesman and author, best-known for his editorship of popular encyclopaedias published in the first half of the 20th century, such as the 10-volume New Books of Knowledge.  From 1914 to 1919, Hammerton was joint editor with HW Wilson of the periodical "The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict", published by the Amalgamated Press.  It was lavishly illustrated with photographs and with realistic drawings which were sometimes hardly distinguishable from photographs.  He was also a contemporary and friend of Arthus Mee, about whom he wrote a biography.

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Bibliographic information

Title Illustrated Encyclopaedia of World History (In 8 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1992
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xvi+712p., xii+713-1400p., xii+1401-2028p., xii+2029-2060p., xii+2661-3292p., xii+3293-3916p., xii+3917-4552p., xii+4553-5212p.