Chronological Dictionary of Quotations
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This is a unique collection of quotation arranged chronologically from earliest times to the present day. Many of these have been selected for their historical interest - that is for the light they throw on some important events or figures, or on some attitude current the time. But, many well-known, and not so well-known literally quotations, witty remarks, etc., have also been included. Each chapter of the book is a historical period and begins with a short introductory article on the period.
You will find the book useful in a number of ways:
- To find quotations about events or things said in a year.
- To follow a period of history from what was said at the time.
- To compare the way that attitudes have changed to certain issues (or, how they have not changed).
- To trace the sources of a known quotation.
- To find quotation by particular people. The name index has the same reference system as the keyword index.