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Handbook for Travellers on the Continent; Being a Guide to Holland, Belgium, Prussia, Northern Germany, and the Rhine from Holland to Switzerland (Paperback) Loot Price: R918
Discovery Miles 9 180
Handbook for Travellers on the Continent; Being a Guide to Holland, Belgium, Prussia, Northern Germany, and the Rhine from...
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Handbook for Travellers on the Continent; Being a Guide to Holland, Belgium, Prussia, Northern Germany, and the Rhine from Holland to Switzerland (Paperback)

John Murray

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 Excerpt: ...robbercastle, and destroyed as such by the Emperor Rudolph, 1282. It is now restored. Visitors to Rheinstcin and Niedcrwald may land here. The river, on approaching Bingen and Assmannshairsen, is truly "the castellated Rhine." 1. The castle of Reicbenstein or Falkenburg stands on the summit of a rocky spur of the hill, and a little farther up on the same bank is that of Rheinstcin, on a projecting crag which rises almost perpendicularly from the bank of the river. Not far beyond Falkenburg, and between the high road and the river, is the interesting Gothic Ch. of St. Clement, admirably restored from a state of ruin by the Prince Frederick of Prussia. Most of these residences of knightly highwaymen fell before tho strong arm of the law in 1282, having been condemned as robber strongholds. The forces of the League of the Rhine executed the sentence of the Diet of the Empire by storming and demolishing them, and thus put an end to the arbitrary exactions and predatory warfare of their owners. At Trechtingshausen, under tho ruins of Falkenburg is an iron-mine. The system of pillage which prevailed throughout Germany among the rulers of these almost inaccessible for tresses, until the vigorous opposition of the towns on the borders of the Rhine put an end to it, is well illustrated by the following anecdote. An archbishop of Cologne, having built a castle, appointed a seneschal to the command of it. The governor, previous to entering upon his office, applied to tho bishop to know how and whence he was la maintain himself, no revenue having been assigned to him for that purpose. The prelate, by way of answer, merely desired him to observe that his castle stood close to the junction of 4 roads. A practice very similar to the arbitrary mode of levying tol...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: John Murray
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 396
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-09513-5
Barcode: 9781130095135
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-130-09513-4

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