|Publication Date||June 28, 2012|
The work here given to the public has been contemplated by the Author for several years. The Handbuch of Professor Heeren, originally published in 1799, and corrected by its writer up to the year 1828, is, so far as he knows, the only modern work of reputation treating in a compendious form the subject of Ancient History generally. Partial works, i.e. works embracing portions of the field, have been put forth more recently, as, particularly, the important Manuel of M. Lenormant M anuel dkistoire ancienne de VO rient jusqi Haitx guerres Mediqties. Paris, 1868-9; 3vols. i2mo). But no work with the scope and on the scale of Professor Heeren shas, so far as the present writer is aware, made its appearance since 1828. That work itself, in its English dress, is, he believes, out of print; and it is one, so great a portion of which has become antiquated by the progress of historical criticism and discovery, that it cannot now be recommended to the student, unless with large reserves and numerous cautions. Under these circumstances, it seemed to the present writer desirable to replace the Handbuch of Heeren by a Manual conceived on the same scale, extending over the same period, and treating (in the main) of the same nations.
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