Historical Sketch of the German Emperors and Kings; An Explanatory Text for the Representations of the Imperial-Hall

Historical Sketch of the German Emperors and Kings; An Explanatory Text for the Representations of the Imperial-Hall

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...of North-Germany laid the first ground of the Hanse League, which, by degrees, became so very powerful in the northern seas; and the knights of the Teulonic-Ordre settled in Prussia after a long and bloody struggle with the natives. That land had been inhabited mostly by German tribes many centuries ago, and now a new colony of the same nation came into it under the protection of the said knighthood and of the Brethren of the Sword," who long before conquered also Livony and Courland; yet in order to maintain themselves in their possessions, the knights were compelled to undertake those bloody, but frequently glorious wars against the Poles, Lithuanians and Russians, which lasted, yet not without interruptions, until the following centuries. EMPERORS AND KINGS OF DIVERS HOUSES. HAPSBURG--NASSAU--LUXEMBURG--AUSTRIA--BAVARIA--SCHWARZBURG--PALATINATE. 24. Rodolphus I., A. D. 1273--1291, count of Hapsburg, a castle situated now a days in Switzerland, elected at Frankfort by the electors and consecrated at Aix-la-Chapelle. By his prudence, courage aud good luck, he succeeded in re-establishing in some degree the unity of the imperial power in Germany, which had become loose, as well as the security of the highways. He destroyed a number of castles which were little else than retreats for brigands, compelled rebellious lords to submission; among the latter is chiefly mentioned Ottocar, king of Bohemia (1276), who paid his repeated rebellion with his life in the battle of the Marchfield (1278). He made for his own house the acquisition of Austria, caused the royal authority to be again respected in a part of Burgundy, for which affairs he refused proudly the intervention of France, convocated deputies of the cities for discussing the affairs...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493907
  • 9781236493903