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Commercial Geography

A Book for High Schools, Commercial Courses, and Business Colleges

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Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 95,357 / 306 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.6
LoC Category: HF
Downloads: 1,179
Added to site: 2008.03.21
mnybks.net#: 20373
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Instructional

The necessity for instruction in a subject that pertains so closely to the welfare of a people is apparent, and an apology for presenting this manual is needless. Moreover, it should not interfere in any way with the regular course in geography; indeed, more comprehensive work in the latter is becoming imperative, and it should be enriched rather than curtailed.

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his environment; his intelligence enables him to do so, and his ability to do so is the result of the intelligent use of experience and education.

CHAPTER II

HOW COMMERCE CIVILIZED MANKIND

The history of western civilization is so closely connected with the development of the great routes of travel and the growth of commerce that one cannot possibly separate them. Commerce cannot exist without the intercourse of peoples, and peoples cannot be in mutual communication unless each learns from the other.

=Feudalism.=--When the Roman Empire fell civilization in western Europe was not on a high plane; indeed, the feudalism that followed was not much above barbarism. The people were living in a manner that was not very much unlike the communal system under which the serfs of Russia lived only a few years ago. Each centre of population was a sort of military camp governed by a feudal lord. The followers and retainers were scarce

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