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D. Appleton of Co., publish, complete in four volumes, THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION, FROM THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE TO THE
BY F. GUIZOT, Prime Minister of France, etc. Translated by William Hazlitt. Price, neatly voand in
cloth, $3 50; or paper cover, $3 00. « This work is divided into two Parts. The First contains a General (listory, or rather a profound Philosophical Analysis, of the leading events of the History of the Nations of Europe from the Fall of the Roman Einpire to 1789, and of the principles that governed the historical progress of Europe during that period. The Second contains the History of Civilization in France in particular, with a general glance at the rest of Europe. The study of the social and political progress of what is called Modern Civilization is entered into inore minutely in the Second Fart, and hence it became necessary to select one Nation as a type and to study it particularly. M. Guizot very properly made choice of France, which, intellectually, has been, as she still is, the Leader of Europe in social and political progress.
We cannot speak in too high terms of this admirable work. As a perspicuous analysis of those important political and religious movements of Europe, which have resulted in the formation of the great civilized Nations that now exist upon the earth, and as a clear and comprehensive summary of the events of the great historical epochs that succeeded each other, we think that this work has no rival. Others have written more in detail, and introduced us, as Thierry has done, more intimately into the daily life and the manners of the People ; but for a study of the prin. ciples that have lain at the foundation of the historical life and the work. ings of Nations, and of the philosophy of the historical movements which have marked the progress of European History, we think that M. Guizot has not been equalled. His insight into, and his dissection of the causes that led to the establishment of political institutions, and his analysis of the signification of great political and religious events, are clear and profound, and must assist the student incalculably in obtaining a knowledge of the history of which he treats. The rise and constitution of the Foyda! System, of the Church, the Affranchisement of the Cities, the commencement of Intellectual progress in Europe, the signification of the Reformation, are among the topics luminously explained by the poworful talent of M. Guizot.
France has produced, within late years, some remarkable historians and Appleton & Co. are rendering an important service to the public in republishing their works. The study of History will be rendered more attractive, and a clear view of principles rather than a mere external description of events will thus be conveyed. We can recommend this work io every reader of History as one which appears to us indispensable." Tribune.
By the same Author,
REVOLUTION OF 1640, From the Accession of Charles I. to his Death Translated by William Hadim.
2 vols. 12mo. Paper cover $100 or two vols. in one, cloth, $1 25. It is a work of great eloquence and interest and abounding with thrilling dramata stretches."-Newark Advertiser.
"M. Guizot's style is bold and piquant, the notes and references abundant and reliable und the work is worthy of an hrponible place in a well-selected library. '-» Haden Cowe
BY M. VICTOR COUSIN.
TRANSLATED BY 0. W. WIGHT.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852,
By D. APPLETON & CO., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern
District of New York.