Race Life of the Aryan Peoples

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Race Life of the Aryan Peoples is a history written by Joseph Pomeroy Widney, published in New York by Funk & Wagnells in 1907. In his massive best-selling two volume work; Widney describes origins and history of the Aryan (Indo-European) peoples.

In Volume One Widney traces the origin of the Aryans(Proto-Indo-Europeans) in what is now Ukraine in about 5000 BC, and how they spread out and formed the great ancient Aryan empires such as the Hittite empire, Persian empire, Macedonian empire, Roman Empire, and others. In Volume Two he describes the major modern Europeans people and their expansion into the Americas, South Africa, and Australia.

Contents

Introduction

EVERY masterful race of the world’s history has its epic. It is the tale of the fathers told to the sons. But side by side with the spoken epic is another, unspoken, yet truer and deeper. It is the tale of the race life, not told in words, but lived in deeds done. And the epic lived is always more wonderful than the epic told. The true epic is found, not in the story of the battles or of the deeds of the rulers, but in the race life. In the perspective of time men become less, man grows greater. Race life is broader, deeper, richer than the life of any man, or of any men. The great men of a race are only an evolution of its race force; and the reserve force is greater than its product. They are indices, race marks. The great man is as the mountain peak; for the mountains that loom up above the wide-spread plain are not the land; they are only the land-marks, marks of the land. Kings are the accident; the people, the law. The Greek colonies, not Ilium and Atreides Agamemnon, are the true epic of Hellas, vastly more marvelous. So of the Aryan folk; not the Vedas, not the Avestas, not the Iliad, or the Nibelungen, or Beowulf, but the marvelous tale of what the Aryan man has lived—how he has subdued the wild and waste lands—how he has made the desert to blossom as the rose—how he has built up empire with ax and plow, and has sailed the unknown paths of the seas—these are his true race epic. The others are only as the fairy tales which old wives tell to their children. We read between the lines of the written epic to find the truer and greater epic which lies beyond. This book is an attempt to unfold somewhat of the race epic which the Aryan peoples have lived. Joseph Pomeroy Widney Los Angeles, January 1907.


CONTENTS OF VOLUME I

  • Epos iii
  • CHAPTER I

WHO ARE TRUE ARYAN PEOPLES? 1

  • CHAPTER II

ORIGINAL HOMELAND OF THE ARYAN PEOPLES 9

  • CHAPTER III

THE TYPE OF MAN TO WHICH IT GAVE BIRTH 26

  • CHAPTER IV

THE IND0-ARYAN 30

  • CHAPTER V

THE IRAN0-ARYAN 39

  • CHAPTER VI

THE GOING OUT FROM THE OLD HOME WESTWARD TO THE SEA 46

  • CHAPTER VII

THE EUROPEAN HOME 82

  • CHAPTER VIII

THE GRAECO-LATIN ARYAN 84

  • CHAPTER IX

THE CELTO-ARYAN 162

  • CHAPTER X

THE SLAV 177

  • CHAPTER XI

THE TEUT0-ARYAN 199

  • CHAPTER XII

NORSE MAN 215

  • CHAPTER XIII

THE NORSE MAN 237

  • CHAPTER XIV

THE ENGLISH MAN 252

  • CHAPTER XV

ENGLE-LAND AND THE ENGLE-MAN 257

  • CHAPTER XVI

THE ENGLISH MAN OF BRITAIN 264

  • CHAPTER XVII

THE MAKING OF ENGLAND 276

  • CHAPTER XVIII

THE NEW FAITH 294

  • CHAPTER XIX

THE PEOPLE VERSUS ECCLESIASTICISM 302

  • CHAPTER XX

THE PURITAN 309

  • CHAPTER XXI

ENGLISH SPEECH 319

  • CHAPTER XXII

ENGLISH LITERATURE 327

  • CHAPTER XXIII

WORK—AND THE BURDEN OF THE YEARS 339

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II

  • CHAPTER I

THE NEW RACE HOME OVERSEA 1

  • CHAPTER II

THE ANGLO-AMERICAN, 17

  • CHAPTER III

THE WESTWARD MARCH INTO A NEW CONTINENT 30

  • CHAPTER IV

IN THE HEART OF THE CONTINENT 56

  • CHAPTER V

THE MARCH INTO THE DESERT 64

  • CHAPTER VI

THE AMERICAN ARYAN 70

  • CHAPTER VII

PHYSICAL SURROUNDINGS IN THE NEW RACE HOME 74

  • CHAPTER VIII

MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS 87

  • CHAPTER IX

SPEECH AND LITERATURE 110

  • CHAPTER X

POLITICAL CHANGES AND SLAVERY 123

  • CHAPTER XI

THE FUTURE AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE 135

  • CHAPTER XII

THE RACE PROBLEM IN AMERICA, 158

  • CHAPTER XIII

AMERICA FOR AMERICANS, 176

  • CHAPTER XIV

THE PACIFIC SEAS, 180

  • CHAPTER XV

IMPERIALISM, 202

  • CHAPTER XVI

ALL ENGLAND, 213

  • CHAPTER XVII

EARTH HUNGER 226

  • CHAPTER XVIII

RACES THAT ARE PASSING 232

  • CHAPTER XIX

ARYAN VERSOS ARYAN 277

  • CHAPTER XX

RACE READJUSTMENTS 296

  • CHAPTER XXI

WAR AND WORLD POWERS 306

  • CHAPTER XXII

RACE TYPES AND RACE PROBLEMS 312

  • CHAPTER XXIII

FORECASTINGS AND DAY DREAMS 322

  • CHAPTER XXIV

EPI-LOGOS 352

  • CHAPTER XXV

THE VISION OF THE EPHEMERIS ET SAECULA SAECULORUM 356

Editions

  • Race Life Of The Aryan Peoples Volumes 1 (Hardcover) Kessinger Publishing (2007) (ISBN 0548108781)
  • Race Life of the Aryan Peoples Volumes 1 and 2 (Hardcover) Funk & Wagnalls (1907) (ASIN B000TYHFXM)

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