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Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Addison B. Poland and John H. Haaren

Book Overview: 

The famous men of ancient and modern times are the mountain peaks of history. It is logical then that the study of history should begin with the biographies of these men.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . . me in the path of life."

The hermit thought for a few moments, and then said, "O King, I see you a famous conqueror, the master of many nations. I see you going from country to country, defeating armies and destroying cities until men call you the 'Fear of the World.' You heap up vast riches, but just after you have married the woman you love grim death strikes you down."

With a cry of horror Attila fled from the cave. For a time he thought of giving up his idea of becoming a great man. But he was young and full of spirit, and very soon he remembered only what had been said to him about his becoming a great and famous conqueror and began to prepare for war. He gathered together the best men from the various tribes of his people and trained them into a great army of good soldiers.


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Community Reviews

This 1904 publication is essentially designed for teaching children history, but that doesn't mean to say adults should ignore it. It offers extended summaries, rather than in-depth detail, of thirty famous men - and one woman (Joan of Ark) - of the Middle Ages.

Each chapter also covers other promin

A quick overview of major historical figures. The history that is a mile wide and an inch deep. Definitely provides a broad outline of these figures which can be used as a foundation for further study.

An educational and entertaining book about influential people in history. This book starts with Norse mythology and ends with the end of the War of the Roses. So this book covers a large chunk of history and has a lot of interesting people featured in it. One of the men in this book was even physica

Niesamowicie wartościowa ksiązka, napisana ponad sto lat temu, została napisana jako podręcznik do nauki historii dla młodzieży. Wielka szkoda, że nie doczekała się tłumaczenia na język polski.

Dzięki tej książce poznajemy ważne dziedzictwo historyczne Europy, ale nie tylko Europy.

Historie średnowiec

I read the hardcopy of this version, it was quite helpful to get a bird's eye view of several famous men (and one woman -Joan of Ark) from the Middle Ages. I liked the illustrations, and the biographical information is written in short story form. So it was interesting for the kids to hear.

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