James Ussher's "Annals of the World." This famous comprehensive history of the world, originally published in Latin, offers a look at history rarely seen. This massive historical work chronicles world history from creation to A.D. 70. Little-known details (not found in standard texts) of the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman struggles for domination are cleverly woven into the narrative. Learn about war and peace, heroes and villains, and kings and kingdoms of biblical times in vivid detail.
Master Books commissioned this important literary work to be updated from the 17th-century original Latin manuscript to modern English and made available to the general public for the first time. In its pages can be found the fascinating history of the ancient world from the Genesis creation through the destruction of the Jerusalem temple. Find Out: Why was Julius Caesar kidnapped in 75 B.C.
James Ussher, Irish Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656, by Sir Peter Lely. He was a prolific scholar and church leader, who today is most famous for his chronology that sought to establish the time and date of the creation as "the entrance of the night preceding the 23rd day of October... the year before Christ 4004"; that is, around 6 pm on 22 October 4004 bc according to the proleptic Julian calendar.