The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Cathaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians, in Ten Volumes [Ornithologist John Gould's Copy]

By: Rollin, [Charles]

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Half of set lacks spine labels, other labels with some loss, edges rubbed, spine leather dried, bookplate of John Gould on front paste-down endpapers of each volume, with his name in ink on opposite page. 1770 Full-Leather. Complete in ten volumes. 12mo. Charles Rollin (30 January 1661 – 14 December 1741) was a French historian and educator. He was born in Paris. He was the son of a cutler, and at the age of twenty-two was made a master in the Collège du Plessis. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris, rendering great service among other things by reviving the study of Greek. He held that post for two years instead of one, and in 1699 was appointed principal of the Collège de Beauvais. Rollin held Jansenist principles, and even went so far as to defend the miracles supposed to be worked at the tomb of François de Paris, commonly known as Deacon Paris. Unfortunately his religious opinions deprived him of his appointments and disqualified him for the rectorship, to which in 1719 he had been re-elected. It is said that the same reason prevented his election to the Académie française, though he was a member of the Academie des Inscriptions. Shortly before his death he protested publicly against the acceptance of the bull Unigenitus. Rollin's literary work dates chiefly from the later years of his life, when he had been forbidden to teach. His once famous Ancient History (Paris, 1730-38), and the less generally read Roman History, which followed it, were avowed compilations, uncritical and somewhat inaccurate. But they instructed and interested, generation after generation. A more original and really important work was his Traité des études (Paris, 1726-31). It contains a summary of what was even then a reformed and innovative system of education, including a more frequent and extensive use of the vulgar tongue, and discarded the medieval traditions that had lingered in France.

Title: The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Cathaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians, in Ten Volumes [Ornithologist John Gould's Copy]

Author: Rollin, [Charles]

Categories: Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Egypt, 18th Century,

Publisher: Wilson, Robertson, and Tennent, for A. Kincaid and J. Bell, J. Dickson, Edinburgh; J. Gilmour and Son, Glasgow; E. Wilson, Dumfries; J. Meuros, Kilmarnock; and A. Angus and Son, Aberdeen: 1770

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2289607

Keywords: ANCIENT HISTORY EGYPT BABYLON ASSYRIA GREECE MACEDONIA MEDEA PERSIA CLASSICAL WORLD,