The Philosophy of History

Source: The Philosophy of History, by G W F Hegel, With Prefaces by Charles Hegel and the Translator, J. Sibree, M.A., published by Batoche Books, 52 Eby Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 3L1, Canada, first published 1900.

Table of Contents

Translator’s Introduction
Charles Hegel’s Preface


Geographical Basis of History
Classification of Historic Data

Part I: The Oriental World

Section I: China
Section II: India
Section II. (Continued). India Buddhism
Section III: Persia

Chapter I. The Zend People
Chapter II. The Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes, and Persians
Chapter III. The Persian Empire and its Constituent Parts

Syria and the Semitic Western Asia
Transition to the Greek World

Part II: The Greek World

Section I: The Elements of the Greek Spirit

Section II: Phases of Individuality Ăsthetically Conditioned

Chapter I. The Subjective Work of Art
Chapter II. The Objective Work of Art
Chapter III. The Political Work of Art

The Wars with the Persians
The Peloponnesian War
The Macedonian Empire

Section III: The Fall of the Greek Spirit

Part III: The Roman World

Section I: Rome to the Time of the Second Punic War

Chapter I. – The Elements of the Roman Spirit
Chapter II. – The History of Rome to the Second Punic War

Section II: Rome from the Second Punic War to the Emperors

Section III

Chapter I. Rome Under the Emperors
Chapter II. Christianity
Chapter III. The Byzantine Empire

Part IV: The German World

Section I: The Elements of the Christian German World.

Chapter I. The Barbarian Migrations
Chapter II. Mohametanism
Chapter III. The Empire of Charlemagne

Section II: The Middle Ages

Chapter I. The Feudality and the Hierarchy
Chapter II. The Crusades
Chapter III. The Transition from Feudalism to Monarchy.

Art and Science as Putting a Period to the Middle Ages

Section III: The Modern Time

Chapter I. The Reformation
Chapter II. Influence of the Reformation on Political Development
Chapter III. The ╔claircissement and Revolution