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eBook An Introduction to the History of Western Europe, Part II (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) download ISBN: 1409926206
Author: James Harvey Robinson
Publisher: Dodo Press; Illustrated edition (January 9, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 396
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James Harvey Robinson (1863-1936) was an American historian.

James Harvey Robinson (1863-1936) was an American historian. He taught history at the University of Pennsylvania (1891-95) and Columbia University (1895- 1919), becoming a full professor in 1895. Through his writings and lectures, in which he stressed the "new history" - the social, scientific, and intellectual progress of humanity rather than merely political happenings - he exerted an important influence on the study and teaching of history.

James Harvey Robinson (1863-1936) was an American historian "The First Modern Scholar and Man of Letters " New York, . "The First Modern Scholar and Man of Letters " New York, . Putman 1898 "An Introduction to the History of Western Europe" 1902 "Outlines of European History" (with J. H. Breasted and C. A. Beard) 1914 "History of Europe: Our Own Times" (with Charles A. Beard) Boston: Ginn and Co. 1921 "The Mind in the Making:The Relation of Intelligence to Social Reform". Источник: James Harvey Robinson. He taught history at the University of Pennsylvania (1891-95) and Columbia University (1895- 1919), becoming a full professor in 1895

James Harvey Robinson (1863-1936) was an American historian. Through his writings and lectures, in which he stressed the "new his James Harvey Robinson (1863-1936) was an American historian.

James Harvey Robinson (1863-1936) was an American historian Medieval and Modern Times: An Introduction to the History of Western Europe from the Dissolution of the Roman Empire to the Opening of the Great War of 1914. Medieval and Modern Times: An Introduction to the History of Western Europe from the Dissolution of the Roman Empire to the Opening of the Great War of 1914. James Harvey Robinson.

carousel previous carousel next. In introducing the student to the history of the development of European culture, the problem of proportion has seemed to me, throughout, the fundamental one. Consequently I have endeavored not only to state matters truly and clearly but also to bring the narrative into harmony with the most recent conceptions of the relative importance of past events and institutions. Particular events are important in so far as they illustrate these permanent conditions and explain how the western world passed from one state to another. We should study the past sympathetically.

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The excellence of Robinson's "History of Western Europe" has been attested by the immediate and widespread adoption of the book in many of the best schools and colleges of the country. It is an epoch-making text-book on the subject, in that it solves in an entirely satisfactory manner the problem of proportion.

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James Harvey Robinson (1863-1936) was an American historian. He taught history at the University of Pennsylvania (1891-95) and Columbia University (1895- 1919), becoming a full professor in 1895. In 1919, he was one of the founders of the New School for Social Research, of which he was the first director. Through his writings and lectures, in which he stressed the "new history" - the social, scientific, and intellectual progress of humanity rather than merely political happenings - he exerted an important influence on the study and teaching of history. An editor (1892-95) of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, he was also an associate editor (1912-20) of the American Historical Review and president (1929) of the American Historical Association. His works include: An Introduction to the History of Western Europe (1902), Outlines of European History (with C. A. Beard and J. H. Breasted) (2 Volumes) (1914), History of Europe, Ancient and Medieval (with J. H. Breasted) (1920), The Mind in the Making (1921) and The Humanizing of Knowledge (1923).
Comments: (7)
JUST DO IT
I quote from the first chapter:

" We must learn, above all, to study sympathetically institutions and beliefs that we are tempted at first to declare absurd and unreasonable. [...] It seems to us horrible that a man should be burned alive because he holds views of Christianity different from those of his neighbors. Instead, however, of merely condemning the practice, we must, as historical students, endeavor to see why practically everyone in the thirteenth century, even the wisest and most tender-hearted, agree that such a fearful punishment was the appropriate one for a heretic."

This is book about the political and cultural history of western Europe, published in 1902, well before the world wars or any of the other sweeping historical changes to Europe in the 20th century. It's a book that opines on the nature of political franchise, war, and militarism, written scant years after the American civil war by a professor at Colombia before America had a major military role in the affairs of the world. A history of Europe written when Germany was still a loose confederation of states guided by Bismarck, Russia was ruled by a Tsar, and the country of my birth was but a single jewel in a vast colonial empire. Words cannot express how fascinating this unique historical perspective on history turned out to be.

A quick word of warning- this is a book intimately involved with fluctuating political boundaries, maps and empires. The kindle edition includes none of the images and maps of the physical book. Without reference to maps, some of the descriptions of the book can be a bit confusing. Nevertheless, this is probably the best $0 I ever spent :)
GODMAX
This is a very good "introduction" to the history of Europe. It covers most of the important events in the history of Europe, and very masterfully succeeds in keeping a thread among them. It starts from Roman downfall at around 500 AD and finishes with year 1900. It is pretty amazing that the author anticipates further clashes in Europe which happened in few years time (world war I). It not only covers the historical events and wars, but also gives a good insight into the cultural and social aspects of the time. For example, it digs into the reasons of Roman downfall, renaissance, and the feudal system. Highly recommended!
Xellerlu
This book was newly published in the digital format in 2011 but was originally written and published by a Columbia University history professor in 1903. However, I do like old books, and for those who are interested in the more recent history of Europe, there are lots of other books to choose from. This book deals with the early time period to the 19th century. I find it very detailed and contains 810 Kindle pages (I am still reading it). For me it's quite fascinating since I am German by birth, and I think it's hilarious that some of my ancestors may have belonged to what is referred to as the "Barbarians." Nonetheless, it gives detailed descriptions of how the Europeans formed or changed into individual nations since the Holy Roman Empire. You read about their rulers and the laws they implemented, how the ordinary citizens lived and, of course, all about the wars (large and small) that were fought. I highly recommend this book.
Beazezius
A few reasons why I did not rate it higher: 1) it really needed maps and perhaps tables to help categorize events. I think if I were to read it again, I would create my own tables as I read it. I suspect that there were visuals that were not digitized for modern day use since the author made references to them; 2) I thought the author spent way too much time on Martin Luther, and his contemporaries. There were at least three entire chapters devoted to him. Yes, I realize he had influence during his time, but compared to other leaders of the time in western Europe, he did not necessitate that amount of space; 3) The author was obviously enamored with Napoleon, and France. It might be that when the book was written France was a leading country that deserved to be held up as a model of how a country should be established, but with the benefit of hindsight France became a weak and corrupt nation to be easily trod over and made the butt of jokes and derision.
I certainly recommend the book for a solid textual treatment.
Adoraris
For someone who is interested in recent European History this book seemed ideal. And I admit - it is well written, comprehensive and told me a lot about the last 1,000 years of Europe.
However, its obvious disadvantage is that it was written over 110 years ago - omitting all historical facts discovered since.
But the main problem - and it's a very basic and important one - is the total absence of dozens or more maps - it is difficult to visualize Austria ruling The Netherlands without a visual image.
The best part about it is the price - $0.00 - thus making it well worth reading with all the caveats I've said above
Coidor
If you've ever wondered how the major personalities, events, and ideas that unfolded in Western Europe fit together in a historical timeline leading up to the 20 th century, this book goes a long way to demystifying how it all fits together. I recommend this book to everyone who is serious about understanding Western civilization today and the process by which it developed. I applaud the inclusion of all major important facts and events that brought about the great development of the West with all the imperfections of mankind in every endeavor.

I found the book to be accurate when compared to other works of detailed history on a particular matter and having a very accessible writing style that moved quickly and concisely over hundreds of years of history. Well done!