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Alsace-Lorraine Under German Rule (Paperback) Loot Price: R491
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Alsace-Lorraine Under German Rule (Paperback): Charles Downer Hazen
Alsace-Lorraine Under German Rule (Paperback): Charles Downer Hazen

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Alsace-Lorraine Under German Rule (Paperback)

Charles Downer Hazen

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II ALSACE-LORRAINE BEFORE THE TREATY OF FRANKFORT What was this country, now transferred as a war prize, in its essential character, in its fundamental nature? Was it German or was it French? The question has received two answers. The Germans have asserted that it was German, the French that it was French. The opinion of those most intimately concerned, the people of Alsace and Lorraine themselves, was just as explicit as either of these. They asserted, as we have seen, that they were French and wished to remain French, and that the document that pretended to transfer them was from the start and would forever remain null and void. What light did history throw upon this problem, if it was a problem? It is impossible within the confines of this volume to recount with any fulness the crowded annals of this people. The story does not easily lend itself to compression, it is so long, so varied, and so involved. Nevertheless, out of its bewildering intricacies, a few features in the slow evolution may profitably be noticed. They may serve to indicate with reasonable certitude the individuality of these provinces, which was the product of manifold forces, operating, sometimes obscurely, sometimes clearly, through the course of many centuries. For, that Alsace and Lorraine had personalities of their own is obvious to any frank and serious student, and even a brief analysis of the various strains of experience that entered into the formation of them ought to prove instructive. Who the first inhabitants were of these regions between the river Meuse, the Vosges mountains, and the Rhine, it is idle to inquire. In the dim background of European history groups of human beings flit obscurely, appearing and then disappearing, leaving only a few tantalizing and dubious t...


Imprint: Nabu Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2013
Authors: Charles Downer Hazen
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 244
ISBN-13: 978-1-289-80524-1
Barcode: 9781289805241
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LSN: 1-289-80524-5

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