The Story of Prague

The Story of Prague

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FEW cities in the world have a more striking and feverish historical record than Prague, the ancient capital of Bohemia and of the lands of the Bohemian crown. It is a very ancient saying at Prague that when throwing a stone through a window you throw with it a morsel of history. The story of Prague is to a great extent the history of Bohemia, and all Bohemians have always shown a devoted affection for the 'hundred-towered, golden Prague, ' as they fondly call it. As Mr. Arthur Symons has well said, Prague is to a Bohemian 'still the epitome of the history of his country; he sees it, as a man sees the woman he loves, with her first beauty, and he loves it as a man loves a woman, more for what she has suffered.' Foreigners, however, have not been backward in admiring the beauties of Prague. The words of Humboldt, who declared that Prague was the most beautiful inland town of Europe, have often been quoted, and it is certain that a traveller who looks at the town from the bridge, or the Strahov Monastery or the Belvedere, will share this opinionshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.35mm | 217.72g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507797222
  • 9781507797228