Reseña del editor
A classic study in the origin of the European peoples, told not in terms of leaders or kings and queens, but rather in terms of geographic, cultural, political and social development. Defining the “Aryan family” as the Brahmins of India, the Medo-Persians of Iran, the Græco-Latins, the Celts, the Slavs, and the Teutons, the author identifies the linguistic, geographic and cultural origin of these nations’ originators and how they migrated outwards into their respective homelands. The work concludes with the introduction of Christianity into Europe and the subsequent ascendancy of the Anglo-Saxon people (what the author calls the “Engle man”) and their culture. Contents: CHAPTER I: WHO ARE THE ARYAN PEOPLES?; CHAPTER II: ORIGINAL HOMELAND OF THE ARYAN PEOPLES; CHAPTER III: THE TYPE OF MAN TO WHICH THE HOMELAND GAVE BIRTH; CHAPTER IV: THE INDO-ARYAN; CHAPTER V: THE IRANO-ARYAN; CHAPTER VI: THE GOING OUT FROM THE OLD HOME WESTWARD TO THE SEA; CHAPTER VII: THE EUROPEAN HOME; CHAPTER VIII: THE GRÆCO-LATIN ARYAN; CHAPTER IX: THE CELTO-ARYAN; CHAPTER X: THE SLAV; CHAPTER X: THE TEUTO-ARYAN; CHAPTER XII: THE GERMAN; CHAPTER XIII: THE NORSE MAN; CHAPTER XIV: THE ENGLISH MAN; CHAPTER XV: ENGLE-LAND AND THE ENGLE-MAN; CHAPTER XVI: THE ENGLISH MAN OF BRITAIN; CHAPTER XVII: THE MAKING OF ENGLAND; CHAPTER XVIII: THE NEW FAITH; CHAPTER XIX: THE PEOPLE VERSUS ECCLESIASTICISM; CHAPTER XX: THE PURITAN; CHAPTER XXI: ENGLISH SPEECH; CHAPTER XXII: ENGLISH LITERATURE; CHAPTER XXIII: WORK-AND THE BURDEN OF THE YEARS.
Biografía del autor
Joseph Pomeroy Widney, M.D. D.D. LL.D (1841–1938) was an American doctor, educator, historian, and religious leader. Born in Ohio, he served during the American Civil War as a field doctor, and moved to California in 1862. In Los Angeles he helped found the Los Angeles Medical Society, the University of Southern California, becoming its second President and founding Dean of its School of Medicine. He also helpd found the Los Angeles Public Library. His religious beliefs led him to be a founder of the Church of the Nazarene in Los Angeles, as well as a Methodist pastor.