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Early Russian History; Four Lectures Delivered at Oxford, in the Taylor Institution, According to the Terms of Lord Ilchester's Bequest to the University (Paperback) Loot Price: R314
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Early Russian History; Four Lectures Delivered at Oxford, in the Taylor Institution, According to the Terms of Lord...

Early Russian History; Four Lectures Delivered at Oxford, in the Taylor Institution, According to the Terms of Lord Ilchester's Bequest to the University (Paperback)

W.R.S. Ralston, William Ralston Shedden Ralston

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. SUPPLEMENTARY. THE preceding chapters having been devoted to narrative, I have hitherto abstained, as a general rule, from anything like criticism. Authorities have seldom been quoted, and differences of opinion among Russian historians have, to some extent, been ignored. I now propose to return to the point from which we started, and to string together a few critical notes, extracted from Russian books, which may serve to illustrate and explain some of the more dubious passages in the story which we have heard related, and to place upon record the opinions respecting that story which the most recent historians of Russia entertain. I will take I.--The Old Slavonians. As regards the area occupied in olden times by the Slavonic family--a painful subject to many Slavonic writers, who hold that.the Teutonic races have always been attempting to oust or crush the Slavic--let us take the first of the maps in an atlas published at St. Petersburg by E. Zamyslovsky1 which professes to represent Eastern and Central Europe between the years 862 and 1054. On it we see the western boundary of the Slavonic world defined by a line drawn from a point on the river Eyder not far distant from the present Kiel to the head of the Adriatic Thence it follows the east coast of the Adriatic as far as Scutari, then skirts the territory of the Albanians, crosses Macedonia and Thrace, bends northwards near Adrianople, and strikes the Black Sea somewhat below the mouth of the Danube. Following the coast of the Black Sea to the north of the Boug, it runs for some distance along the west bank of that river, and then shoots northwards to the river Ros, foU lowing its course till the Dnieper is reached. Along the Dnieper it runs as far as the river Psel, which it follows ne...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: W.R.S. Ralston • William Ralston Shedden Ralston
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-56869-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-56869-6
Barcode: 9780217568692

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