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Handbook for Travellers in Southern Germany (Paperback) Loot Price: R508
Discovery Miles 5 080
Handbook for Travellers in Southern Germany (Paperback): John Murray

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Handbook for Travellers in Southern Germany (Paperback)

John Murray

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...Genaunos implocidum geuns Brennosque veloces, et arces ALpibus imposiuis tremendis Dejeclt acer plus vice simplici." Horace. The pass of the Brenner was probably the road taken by Drusus in_the expedition commemorated in these lines of Horace, and it still retains the name of one of the nations conquered by liim. The traveller will further be reminded of these lines by the long chain of castellated forts which crown the heights beneath which the road passes, and which, though not older than the middie ages, doubtless occupy the sites of the hill-forts so formidable in the eyes of the Roman poet. These castles are usually so placed as to be visible from one another, or they are provided with isolated watch-towers, from which a signal of fire by night or smoke by day could easily be discerned. By means of this primitive line of telegraphs, intelligence of foreign invasion was quickly conveyed from one end of the great valleys to the other. The Brenner is the lowest carriageroad over the main chain of the Alps; it is one of the least interesting in point of scenery, but is open at all seasons of the year. The S. portion of the vale of the Adige, below Botzen, is tedious in its scenery, so that this is by no means the most striking approach to Italy. Innsbruck is described in Ete. 212. llie rly. ascends the valley of the Sill, passing i m. rt. the suburb of Wilten, which occupies the site of the important Roman station Yuldi')iui. The Abbey is of very ancient foundation, but is not otherwise re"arkable. According to the popular legend it owes its origin to the Giant Haimon, one of the heroes of the Heldenbuch, who encountered here soother giant, Thyrsus, and slew him together with a dragon. This will account for the two figures of...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: John Murray
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 400
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-16795-4
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-16795-1
Barcode: 9781230167954

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