A History of the Mental Growth of Mankind in Ancient Times, Vol. 2: Heathen Barbarism (Classic Reprint)

September 27, 2016|
A History of the Mental Growth of Mankind in Ancient Times, Vol. 2: Heathen Barbarism (Classic Reprint) by John S. Hittell
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Excerpt from A History of the Mental Growth of Mankind in Ancient Times, Vol. 2: Heathen Barbarism

In the course of ages, when men learned to make fires hot enough, they discovered the fusibility of copper and its ores. Then they found that by mixing it with tin, they Obtained an alloy which possessed the combination of hardness With elasticity, needed for knives, Chisels, axes, swords, awls, hoes, and sickles. Bronze gave a highly-increased efficiency to their toil in many directions. It supplied facilities, previously unapproached, for dig ging up the soil, chopping down trees, shaping wood, and quarrying and cutting stone. By stimulating tillage, it increased the supply of food and made population more dense. It enabled men to build houses Of cut-stone; it cheapened the construction of boats. It improved arms and military discipline. It elevated men from savagism to barbarism.

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Title:A History of the Mental Growth of Mankind in Ancient Times, Vol. 2: Heathen Barbarism (Classic Reprint)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:392 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:392 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.81 in
Published:September 27, 2016
Publisher:FB &c Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781333756710

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