The Old South Leaflets Volume 5

The Old South Leaflets Volume 5

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... and some part of Den Into what is now called the Black Sea, which Alfred considered a part of the Mediterranean. Snorre calls it a gulf of the Mediterranean in the first chapter of his Heimskringla. In other places, Alfred mentions the Black Sea under the name Euxinus. T From this place to the end of 23, Alfred leaves Orosius, and gives the best information that he could collect. It is the king's own account of Europe in his time. It is not only interesting, as the composition of Alfred, but invaluable as an historical document, being the only authentic record of the Germanic nations, written by a contemporary, so early as the ninth century. 1 The Cwen-sae of Alfred. The plain detail which Ohthere gave to King Alfred 13 can smrcely be read by any unprejudiced person without coming to the conclusion that Ohthere sailed from Ha goland, on the coast of Norway, into the White Sea. See 13. The Germania of Alfred, therefore, extended from the Don on the east to the Rhine and the German Ocean on the west; and from the Danube on the south to the White Sea on the north. A. S. Eald-Seaxe, and Eald-Seaxan, THE OLD SAxoNs, inhabiting the country between the Eyder and the Weser, the parent stock of the Anglo or En lish-Saxons, and therefore of great importance in the mind of Alfred; for he speaks of other countries, as they are located in regard to the Old Saxons. They were a very warlike and powerful people, who once occupied the whole north-west corner of Germany. Anglen, the country between Flensburg and the Schley, whence the Angles came to Britain. 1 In A. S. Sillende ZBALAND, or SBELAND, in Danish Sjalland, the largest island in the Danish monarchy, on the eastem shores of which Copenhagen is built. mark....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778847
  • 9781236778840