Famous Men of the Middle Ages

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John Henry Haaren, A. B. Poland 1904
  • Preface
  • The Gods of the Teutons
  • The Nibelungs
  • Alaric the Visigoth
  • Attila the Hun
  • Genseric the Vandal
  • Theodoric the Ostrogoth
  • Clovis
  • Justinian
  • Mohammed
  • Charles Martel and Pepin
  • Charlemagne
  • Haren-al-Raschid
  • Egbert the Saxon
  • Rollo the Viking
  • Alfred the Great
  • Henry the Fowler
  • Canute the Great
  • The Cid
  • Edward the Confessor
  • William the Conqueror
  • Peter the Hermit
  • Frederick Barbarossa
  • Henry the Second and His Sons
  • Louis IX
  • Robert Bruce
  • Marco Polo
  • Edward the Black Prince
  • William Tell and Arnold von Winkelreid
  • Tamerlane
  • Henry V
  • Joan of Arc
  • Gutenberg
  • Warwick the King-Maker
“THE study of history, like the study of a landscape, should begin with the most conspicuous features. Not until these have been fixed in memory will the lesser features fall into their appropriate places and assume their right proportions.

The famous men of ancient and modern times are the mountain peaks of history. It is logical then that the study of history should begin with the biographies of these men.

Not only is it logical; it is also pedagogical. Experience has proven that in order to attract and hold the child’s attention each conspicuous feature of history presented to him should have an individual for its center. The child identifies himself with the personage presented. It is not Romulus or Hercules or Alexander that the child has in mind when be reads, but himself, acting under similar conditions.”
(Excerpt from the Preface)

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