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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2020, 1:29 am

The World’s Story Volume XIV: An Outline of Universal History by Karl Ploetz (1819-1881). Translated by William H. Tillinghast (1854-1913)

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/worldstory-volume-xiv-outline-of-universal-history-by-karl-ploetz/
The fourteenth volume of the 15-volume series <i>The World’s Story</i> has a different concept than the previous books edited by Eva March Tappan. This book lists a detailed timeline of important events, starting from the early Eastern cultures till up to recent events from the beginning of the 20th century. The original book was compiled in German by historian Karl Ploetz (1819-1881) and translated into English for this series by William H. Tillinghast (1854-1913). (Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2020, 2:37 am

All right, here we go. This 14th book in the World Story series is a lot different from the outline of the previous books. I hope nevertheless that the information contained in the timelines is interesting enough for you to enjoy.

Here are a few special rules, to make the task easier.

> Please read the title of the section as it's written in the MW. There would be too many subtitles, so I abbreviated as best I could

> concerning the dates, they are sometimes placed in a confusing position in the flow of the text. I trust the reader to put the dates in a place where they fit best.

Two examples to illustrate this:

The book has:
Harold hastened south, but was defeated in the
Oct. 14. Battle of Hastings or Senlac,
and fell on the field.
Best read as: "Harold hastened south, but was defeated in the Battle of Hastings or Senlac, Oct. 14, and fell on the field." (notice the position of the date which I changed)

The book has:
He was succeeded by his brother,
959-975. Eadgar,
the under king of Mercia.
Best read as: "He was succeeded by his brother Eadgar, the under king of Mercia, 959-975."

> concerning the huge tables of Family trees, I decided to skip them.
When you encounter a reference to the table in the text, simply say "see Family Tree page xx".
For the shorter family trees inside the chapters, I think we can include them, saying "descendant" for each new line could be comprehensive enough, but if it is proving too complicated, we can also skip those with a reference "see genealogical table page xx". I leave the choice to the reader there.

> concerning the footnotes:
there are many that only refer to reference books. Simply ignore those.
Others that give valuable textual information, please include them. Read "Footnote: [text] - End of Footnote."

> the many page references (of the type: "see page xx" in brackets) inside the text you can all leave out. Do not read any of these.

> please include the original names in brackets. Exception is made if the names sound exactly the same as the modern English, then you don't need to repeat them

> 3 chapters that run over 20 pages are split into subsections. Please refer to MW to see how far you have to read. These are the sections 26-27, 83-86 and 88-91.

I think this is all. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask. The rest of the text should be straightforward though. Just narrate it as best you can to make it all comprehensible to a listener. :) I'm sure we can manage.

Sonia

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Post by Availle » November 23rd, 2020, 2:44 am

How interesting!

I'd love to do sections 12, 81, 96, 100 for starters (and might be back for the Chinese stuff a bit later, but let's not overclaim for now).
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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2020, 2:50 am

Availle wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 2:44 am
How interesting!
I'd love to do sections 12, 81, 96, 100 for starters (and might be back for the Chinese stuff a bit later, but let's not overclaim for now).
ok thank you so much, Availle. This is a very promising start (cf "How interesting") And here I was fretting and fearing everybody would groan and click away from the project as fast as possible. :lol: But I guess there are some (like you and me) that actually enjoy timelines. (Are we nerds ? :hmm: )

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Post by Availle » November 23rd, 2020, 2:58 am

Thanks Kitty!
Yes, of course we're nerds. :lol:

And in a very nerdy way I find it very annoying that the very silly author calls it "Germany" when he really talks about Austria. Austria has never been part of Germany (except for that handful of years we'd all prefer to forget and which are not in the scope of this book anyway) and it grates. In particular since Austria has a history of more than 1000 years, and the "German Reich" was only established in 1871. Bloody upstarts. :evil:
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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2020, 3:01 am

Availle wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 2:58 am
And in a very nerdy way I find it very annoying that the very silly author calls it "Germany" when he really talks about Austria. Austria has never been part of Germany (except for that handful of years we'd all prefer to forget and which are not in the scope of this book anyway) and it grates. In particular since Austria has a history of more than 1000 years, and the "German Reich" was only established in 1871. Bloody upstarts. :evil:
yes I suspect there will be more such grating references in this book :( I also find it suspicious just seeing how many pages are used up for the European and Western history, compared to the handful of pages for Asia (Africa barely seems to exist) :?

A bit Euro-centric, but we have to work with what we have.

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Post by Availle » November 23rd, 2020, 3:08 am

Written by a European, what do you expect? :lol:

To be fair, both Japan and Korea were not accessible to foreigners for centuries, China was as much a mystery as Siberia, other countries like the Philippines and India were colonies of European states (just like much of Africa and South America) and it wasn't quite that easy as it is today to just pop over and do some research on your own.

So yeah, I guess we'll have to work with what we've got. :wink:
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Post by alanmapstone » November 23rd, 2020, 3:13 am

Hi Sonia
Despite my previous comments I will give this a try 👍
Can I start with sections 15 and 21?
(Query :Does the bit at the bottom of page 42 belong to this section or the next?)

Edit : I will also add 34
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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2020, 3:30 am

alanmapstone wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 3:13 am
Despite my previous comments I will give this a try 👍
thank you so much, Alan :9: there are some small chapters that are not that daunting.
Can I start with sections 15 and 21?
Does the bit at the bottom of page 42 belong to this section or the next?
yes I was thinking about this bit for a long time, and I decided to include it in your chapter 21, then it makes the transition to the next chapter. Thanks for asking.

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2020, 3:34 am

Availle wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 3:08 am
To be fair, both Japan and Korea were not accessible to foreigners for centuries, China was as much a mystery as Siberia, other countries like the Philippines and India were colonies of European states (just like much of Africa and South America) and it wasn't quite that easy as it is today to just pop over and do some research on your own.
true again, let's cut him some slack :lol: It is an impressive research nevertheless.

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Post by alanmapstone » November 23rd, 2020, 3:41 am

I will add 34 as well 😺
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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2020, 3:45 am

alanmapstone wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 3:41 am
I will add 34 as well 😺
there's a pattern here :lol: thank you, added it to your claims

Please also note: there are no short disclaimers this time, I decided to go with the full disclaimer for all the sections. Less confusing and the sections, even if only 2 pages, have enough text to be quite long.

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Post by alanmapstone » November 23rd, 2020, 4:02 am

Some of this is inevitably rather simplistic. For instance the description of Dionysus as "the God of wine and drunkenness" is a bit demeaning. There was so much more to Dionysus, as anyone who has seen Euripides' The Bacchae will know. I always thought I could have been a devotee of Dionysus 😺
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Post by WiltedScribe » November 23rd, 2020, 4:52 am

Oh my, this looks quite complex. Nevertheless, as I hope to participate in every volume, I will try my hand at this one. Won't overclaim; Sections 30, 55 and 76 will do for now.
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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2020, 4:55 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 4:52 am
Oh my, this looks quite complex. Nevertheless, as I hope to participate in every volume, I will try my hand at this one. Won't overclaim; Sections 30, 55 and 76 will do for now.
ah I suspect that you would go for the Lithuanian section ;) Thank you Tomas for helping out here as well. :9: (please do WS13 sections first though :lol: )

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