Welcome to this history website!

The first section America: The Covenant Nation  comes directly from two volumes of American history I had published in 2021.

But what you find here is not only that same 1100 pages of text but also multitudes of pictures which are not in the printed works.

More information about these books can be found at thecovenantnation.com

The next section is a detailed Western Cultural History running from the early days of Israel, Greece and Rome down to the "Gilded Age" of imperial Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Russia, America, etc. at the end of the 1800s just prior to the disastrous "Great War" (World War I).

Here too you will discover multitudes of pictures

The third section, on World History since 1900, includes a lot of the same material found in the later chapters of the American history section but with a much broader reach to the world outside of America.

And again here too you will discover multitudes of pictures

Note:  Just released - February 2024!

This two-volume 940-page publication  brings together the written material contained
in the two previous sections ... Western History to 1900 and The World Since 1900
... this text version also containg no pictures
but a number of charts and maps!

More information about these books can be found at thecovenantnation.com

Then comes the section on World Cultures which reaches back to prehistoric paleolithic and neolithic societies, covers the rise of civilization in the Ancient East, then the development of Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, and European civilization and then summarizes the above sections on the arrival of modern history.

With yes ... multitudes of pictures!

The next historical section is one that I started in the late 1990s: some Twelve Country Studies (each in various stages of completion!) ranging from China in the East to America in the West extensive histories in some cases. The China history, for instance, constitutes over 100 pages of printed text ... and the American history, a "summarization" of my published material found in the sections above, is of a similar length.

Then I draw on these histories to bring to analysis the dynamics I have discovered to be behind all social behavior present as well as past this is to say, true "political science."  The primary focus is on the Dynamics of the Rise and Fall of Societies.  And derivatively, what it is that a society must do in order to remain strong in this very competitive world of ours.

This next section is a year-long Christian history I put together as a Confirmation Class for young Presbyterians I was pastoring. This was a combination of Bibical history and then simply Church history stretching over the centuries.  I wanted these young teenagers (and their adult mentors working with each one of them) to have a clearer picture of the great spiritual legacy we Christians are privileged to possess not only to measure up to but also to love and enjoy.

I have also included here copies of The Bible in Various Forms:  three English versions (NIV, RSV, and KJV), and a French, German, and Spanish version plus the older Latin Vulgate version, the Hebrew Old Testament, the Greek New Testament.  And I included also the writings we class as the Apocrypha.

Also as a way of explaining the background and character of this website, I have included My Own Personal Story as a "Spiritual Pilgrim" ... also drawn from another publication of mine, which appeared also in 2021.  I offer this simply as a way of presenting some perspective as to how and why I understand our history as I do and its particular meaning to us today.

So here too you will find the full text of the 260-page book
but also multitudes of pictures which are not in the printed work.

More information about this book can be found at thecovenantnation.com

As a means of elaborating further on the content and intent of this website I have posted A Number of Blogs of Mine ... and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  These are very revealing of my own understanding of the world we live in and its many challenges!

The next section is another one that I started in the late 1990s in an effort to offer early Biographical References to online researchers.  This section is divided into three parts:  People of Ideas, People of Action, and then numerous In-Depth Biographical Sketches.

Likewise, the next section represents an effort to place on the internet  as many of the Classic  Pieces of  Literature as possible in English translation of course, but often with the text in the original language placed alongside the English translation.

Being the lover of art and its ability to give graphic portrayal of the spirit of the times when it was created I have included here a vast collection of Artists and their Works reaching from prehistoric, Mesopotamian, and ancient Egyptian art ... down to the present.

And of course pictures ... masses of pictures!

This next section is mostly a Collection of Historical Documents but also maps, historical outlines, and even policy papers I previously assigned my students as part of their course work.

And finally at the request of others I have also included some of the French Material I developed when teaching the course at The King's Academy ... at least some of the basics.  I also could not resist including pictures of the six trips I took with TKA students to Paris (and London)  as part of this section.  Enjoy!

   Miles H. Hodges