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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: Africa, Northern

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 25.

Much has changed in Africa since the time of this map and this dictionary, so I’m going to tackle it over two days. Day one: the northern part, above the western prominence. Trigger warning for European colonialism.

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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: Chinese Empire

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 24.

Speaking of ancient civilizations, as we have for the last few days, here’s another one, and another one I didn’t know was considered an empire: China!

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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: India

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 23.

Time for a trip to the Subcontinent, home of more ancient civilizations! Trigger warning for British Colonialism ahead.

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Dictionary Project, Volume X: Persia, Afghanistan & Baluchistan

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 22.

Persia, now called the Islamic Republic of Iran (or just Iran), has been called the Cradle of Civilization, and is still home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, dating back several millennia BCE (before common era), and has been at the centre of numerous empires.

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