The Struggle of the Nations

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    SOME time ago (see NATURE, NO. 1310) we called the attention of our readers to the issue of a much enlarged and illustrated edition of M. Maspero's work “Histoire Ancienne des Peuples de l'Orient Classique” in a notice of the first volume, wnich appeared in England under the title of “The Dawn of Civilization,” and we welcomed it as a book much to be desired. The second volume now before us is the next instalment of the edition, and we welcome it no less gladly; it is to be hoped that the intervals between the issue of the volumes will become shorter and shorter, and that the whole work may be in our hands in a few years. The period covered by the first volume extended from the time when we first have written records in Egypt and Western Asia (including Babylonia) to the end of the reign of the kings of the twelfth dynasty in Egypt, say about B.C. 2500; in this volume we are led from the time of Khammurabi and his immediate predecessors to the end of the twenty-first dynasty, about B.C. 1100.

    The Struggle of the Nations.

    G. Maspero A. H. Sayce, and translated by M. L. McClure. (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1896.)

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    The Struggle of the Nations. Nature 55, 267–268 (1897) doi:10.1038/055267b0

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