A New Student's Atlas of English History (Classic Reprint)
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Wydanie: 2018 r.
Excerpt from A New Student's Atlas of English History<br><br>Tms atlas is intended to aid the student of English History both in comprehending the leading historical facts and tendencies, and in retaining them in his memory. It attempts to be a cartographic complement to John Richard Green's History of the English People. The experience of fifteen years' teaching of History in England, America, and on the continent has convinced the author that no clear and permanent idea of past events can be obtained, unless by disproportionately hard study, without projecting historic events on a map. Quite apart from the theoretically certain inﬂuence of the geographical configuration and position of a country on its history, it is beyond any doubt that a graphic representation of the leading events of political history is the one thing needed to facilitate a full and living knowledge of the past. Historical maps giving nothing but the locality and names of the places where events happened can, however, not be held to project these events plastically. Considering that of all the powers of recalling things or ideas, the memory for movements and their incident places is by far the commonest and strongest; considering, further, that the events of History are mostly not static but of a decidedly dynamic nature, it is evident that any means of representing the movements of historical events by graphic methods suggesting movements will necessarily give a truer and more impressive mental picture of the events than mere words can ever do. Finally, it is unquestionable that in colour there is a very powerful aid to memory, people, as a rule, remembering colours much more easily than black lines.<br><br>For all these reasons of practical paedagogy, and quite apart from other considerations, the author has long applied coloured lines, suggesting movement by means of arrows, for the more plastic representation of historic events, with a result surpassing all The average student will, by the aid of such maps, acquire a firm grasp of the sequence and connection of historic facts and, it may confidently be added, in one-tenth of the time hitherto needed for that end.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.