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Ridpath's history of the world; being an account of the ethnic origin, primitive estate, early migrations, social conditions and present promise of the principal families of men (1897) (14781293714)

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Ridpath's history of the world; being an account of the ethnic origin, primitive estate, early migrations, social conditions and present promise of the principal families of men (1897) (14781293714)

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Title: Ridpath's history of the world; being an account of the ethnic origin, primitive estate, early migrations, social conditions and present promise of the principal families of men ..
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Ridpath, John Clark, 1840-1900
Subjects: World history Ethnology
Publisher: New York, Merrill & Baker
Contributing Library: Mugar Memorial Library, Boston University
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston University



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OLD MEDIAN TYPE—CYRUS THE GRE IT.Drawn by Madame Dieulafoy after the sculpture. developing his-torical outlinesby parallax space and grasps the unseen planet, de-termining its mass and velocity with anexactitude which in a less cultivated agewould be set down as miraculous. To 608 GREAT RACES OF MANKIND. the sight of the well-instructed ethnolo-gist, or even well-versed historian, theoutline of prehistoric nations, their ca-
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TYPE OF ANCIENT IRANIAN KING DARIUS AND THE LION. Heliogravure, after a photograph from the sculptures, by MadameDieulafoy. reer and character, are as plainly dis-cernible as are the unseen worlds to thevision of the astronomer. We may, first of all, discover the OldIranian in the person of the Mede. TheMedian nation is the earli- The Old Medesest apparition into the actual JJth^rSlmforeground of the ancient evolutions.Bactrian Aryans whom the natural eyehas ever seen. For how long a periodthe Iranian race continued to expand andbecome fixed in institutional aspects be-fore the actual historical emergence ofthe nation it is impossible to determine.So far as existing records are concerned,our first acquaintance with this peoplemay be set at the latter half of the ninthcentury before our era. It was at thistime, in the reign of Shalmaneser II ofAssyria, that an expedition was carriedout across the Zagros into Media, wherethe Assyrian army succeeded in takingseveral cities, slaying the i

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