Universal Geography, Or, a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe; Accompanied with Analytical, Synoptical, and Elementary Tables Volume 6

Universal Geography, Or, a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe; Accompanied with Analytical, Synoptical, and Elementary Tables Volume 6

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...inhabitants, it has been styled the Austrian Albania. Transyi-onl remains for us to give a short account of Tranvania. sylvania, which forms politically a separate state or Great Duchy, but naturally and geographically a continuation of Upper Hungary. Siebenburgen or the German name of the province has been the theme of many discussions, some writers maintaining that it signifies seven mountains, others seven burghs, it has also been derived from seven Hunnic chiefs, who settled in the country, and from the same nmn Tableau des Bouehes du Cattaro, par un pfficicr autrichien, arct un cane. (Animles del Voyages, IV. 145.) ber of groups or detached heights on the banks of the Rhine; Book some philologists insist that an ancient people, the Sibyni, on. left obscure traces of their settlements, for example, the' word Szeben or CiMnium, the name of an important town. It is difficult to arrive at any conclusion on the subject, but it is certain that the Hungarians called the province Erdely from its relative situation to their own land; instead of that word, its Latin synonyme, Ultra-Sylvania was first used, and afterwards changed into Transylvania. The physical geography of the country has already been considered; its Alps, rivers, productions, and climate have been described from the scanty materials afforded us by travellers and ge-ographers, but it is to be regretted that no full or accurate account of Transylvania has hitherto appeared. Three nations represented in the Transylvanian diet, are Divisions, situated in different parts of the principality. The north-ern and western portion belong chiefly to the Hungarians, the country of the Szeklers extends along the eastern fron-tiers, and the Saxons possess the lands in the south. The Wallachians...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540840
  • 9781236540843