11 APRIL 1931, Page 30

The second volume of Lady Tyrrell's The World's Histo a

Summary (Nash and Grayson, 6s.) covers the period fro the death of Alexander the Great to that of Constantine, deals, therefore, chiefly with Roman history and the devel, ment of Christianity. For reference and cram purposes t book has distinct merits, hut its purpose will be largely feated unless the index is materially improved. In the pre volume there is no index entry for Caesar (Julius Caesar to be referred to) or for Shinto. A fuller index for things topics is also desirable in addition bione of names ; othe proper advantage cannot be taken of the information provid Is it not, by the way, rather a crude way of putting it to

that Arius " denied the divinity- of Christ "- 2 - -