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It is this conception of the unity of the human career which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study, since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science. James H. Breasted#Achievement 69
James H. Breasted#Achievement 69
To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean. James H. Breasted#Available 63
James H. Breasted#Available 63
Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood. James H. Breasted#Childhood 48
James H. Breasted#Childhood 48
In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America. James H. Breasted#America 46
James H. Breasted#America 46
We of America are especially fitted to visualize and to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness into a land of splendid cities. James H. Breasted#America 40
James H. Breasted#America 40
The man who first gave history a recognized place in science was an ancient historian. James H. Breasted#Ancient 37
James H. Breasted#Ancient 37
By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile. James H. Breasted#Advanced 37
James H. Breasted#Advanced 37
There is but little room for doubt that Egypt led the way in the creation of the earliest known group of civilizations which arose on both sides of the land bridge between Africa and Eurasia in the fourth millennium B.C. James H. Breasted#Africa 37
James H. Breasted#Africa 37
In any case, in so far as our knowledge of the universe carries us, the advent of civilization for the first time on our globe represents the highest ascent of the life processes to which evolution had anywhere attained. James H. Breasted#Advent 37
James H. Breasted#Advent 37
It is the recognition of history as a record of human experience which has inevitably resulted in the inclusion of this conquest of civilization within the framework of a complete human history. James H. Breasted#Civilization 37
James H. Breasted#Civilization 37
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