Historico-Geographical Atlas of the Middle Ages; Containing a Series of Six General Maps; Delineating the Migrations of the Northern and Eastern Nations, Together with the States Arising from Their Fusion with the Ancent Ancient Roman

Historico-Geographical Atlas of the Middle Ages; Containing a Series of Six General Maps; Delineating the Migrations of the Northern and Eastern Nations, Together with the States Arising from Their Fusion with the Ancent Ancient Roman

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... Nonwav, however rich and interesting its history, no geographical change has taken place since the union of tho small kingdoms by Harald Haarfager, toward the close of the ninth century. The natural division of that mountainous country is determined by its valleys or regions lying north, west, or south of the principal ridges extending through the interior. The names of these provinces are given in the Map. They are again divided into thirty-five Fylker or districts, governed by the Yarls (earls), somewhat similar to the Counts of Charlemagne, but who never obtain any feudal power. The strength of the nation consists in the free landholders--Odelsbonder--who, with the king and his courtiers--hird--appear at the general assemblies, where they take an active part in the state affairs. The royal residence is at Hlade, and the archiepiscopal see at Nidaros, both situated in the province of Thrond. Norwegian princes take a brilliant part in the Crusades in the East; they assist Alfonso Henriquez in the conquest of Lisbon against the Moors, in 1147; succor the helpless Crusaders before Acre in 1188, while others serve in the Varanghian body-guard of the Greek Emperors in Constantinople, and return with renown and treasure to the mountains of their native land. The political history of Norway during this period, from 930 to 1263, is the subject of the Heims-kringla, or the Sagas of the Norse Kings, by Snorro Sturleson, one of the greatest historians of the Middle Ages, to whose veracity numerous monuments in every part of Norway bear testimony. The spirit of Chivalry and Crusades has reached DENMARK about the middle of the Twelfth Century. Under the warlike kings of the Waldemarian dynaty, 1157-1241, the Danes carry the cross...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757599
  • 9781236757593