A comprehensive and readable account of the world's history. Emphasizing the more important events. And presenting these as complete narratives in the master-words of the most eminent historians -- non-sectarian -- non-partisan -- non-sectional -- on the plan evolved from a consensus of opinions gathered from the most distinguished scholars of america and europe. Including brief introductions by specialists to connect and explain the celebrated narratives. Arranged chronologically. With thorough indices, bibliographies, chronologies, and courses of reading.