European Art In The Nineteenth Century

Science has changed the conditions of agriculture, industry, and trade during the Nineteenth Century, working wonderful reforms in the social condition of the people. The “Achievements of the Nineteenth Century in Science and Industry” are told in another volume of this series, those in literature are set forth in still another, while the work of […]

Reorganization Of Europe

The conquests of Napoleon had marvelously disordered the territorial arrangements of Europe. When the Revolution began there were between three and four hundred sovereign powers on the Continent. There were a few great and powerful States, and a multitude of very small ones each with its miniature court, and its petty army, and its despotic […]

Decadence Of Southern Europe

The fall of the Ottoman power in Europe began with the Treaty of Carlowitz in 1699, and during the Eighteenth Century Turkey continued to decline. A gleam of success came in 1715, when the Turkish arms recovered the Marea from Venice, but Austria assisted the republic, and Prince Eugene’s victories at Peterwardein and Belgrade in […]

Transition To Modern History

The chief interest of modern history lies in the fact that it presents us with what lies nearest to ourselves, and discloses the events and influences that have directly and immediately created the conditions under which mankind now live and act. The main feature of this period is the growth of freedom. The revolt of […]

Mental Activity And Progress

Violence of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries led, among Protestants as well as among Catholics, to a reaction, which tended to the greater influence of Christianity. The Protestants, divided as they were, at least agreed upon the necessity for personal devotion, for living faith, for obedience to the maxims of the Bible and the Gospel. […]

Notes On Europe

In the articles written on the different European nations visited I confined myself to certain subjects, but there are a number of things worthy of comment which were not germane to the matters discussed. I shall present some of these under the above head. An American who travels in England in the winter time is […]

Europe – France And Her People

My call upon President Loubet was the most interesting incident of my visit to France. It was arranged by General Horace Porter, American ambassador to France, who conducted us to the Elysee pal-ace, which is the White House of the French republic. President Loubet is probably the most democratic executive that France has ever had. […]

Europe – Hungary And Her Neighbors

Southeastern Europe is out of the line of travel and little known to us, if I can measure the knowledge of others by my own. In order to learn something of this section we came northwest from Constantinople through Bulgaria, Servia and Hungary. We passed through European Turkey in the night, and morning found us […]

An Old-fashioned And Simple People

IN keeping with the picturesque surroundings of this little spot are the old-fashioned and simple ways of the people. The houses are built mostly of stone, or brick stuccoed, the roofs being covered with tiles made of burnt clay. All the trimmings—the door-knobs, locks, latches, hinges, and window-fastenings–are exceedingly primitive and massive, and the whole […]

European Glimpses And Glances

MY last experience in ocean travel having been acquired on the steamship Oregon on her disastrous trip to America in March, 1886, some reflections are naturally suggested, in. essaying the passage of the Atlantic once more, by the recollection of the exciting and dramatic scenes attendant upon the destruction of that noble vessel. If such […]