The Royal Bavarian Castles in Word and Picture; A Brief History of All the Royal Buildings and an Exact Guide to the Palaces ... and the Biographies of Celebrated Men of the Time of King Louis II

The Royal Bavarian Castles in Word and Picture; A Brief History of All the Royal Buildings and an Exact Guide to the Palaces ... and the Biographies of Celebrated Men of the Time of King Louis II

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...takes us to Oberau. Here we leave the train, whether we are going to the Passion-Play or to the royal castles; in either case we must mount the high Ettal hill. (There are plenty of vehicles at the railway-station, but the old road is the shorter for pedestrians.) Ettal. We see the monastery at once: it was formerly an abbey of the Benedictines and is said to have been founded by Louis the Bavarian after his return from Rome: at the beginning of the 18. century it was restored. Dr. Holland remarks as follows: A certain Etho of Welfish origin (died about 910) retired into monkish life with several companions. The grandmother of the emperor Louis was likewise of Welfish descent: a fact that may have been of influence upon the imperial decision as to this site. It is always interesting to remember that historical facts point to certain reasons for the probable motive of the emperor Ludwig's desire to found a shrine after the type of the Temple of the Graal. The emperor's father Louis the Severe was in personal relation with the poet of "Titurel." The original plan of the Ettal Rotunda bears a startling resemblance with the Graal Temple. As Titurel was guided by celestial direction to the site of the temple, so was the emperor guided by the supernatural figure of the Virgin. The rocky, unapproachable forest-regions are closely alike. Then we find the same strict rules of life, incomparable with the rules of other similarly religious institutions and which so strongly resemble the rules of the Templars, that company of chosen ones who guarded the holy Graal: spiritual and worldly knights were united in the monastery. Twenty monks and thirteen married knights were appointed to live together. The strictest morality was...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 1.52mm | 77.11g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970284
  • 9781236970282