Historical Geography on a Regional Basis, Količina 2

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J.M. Dent & Company, 1908
 

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Stran 54 - is the key of heaven and of hell; a drop of blood shed in the cause of God, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months of fasting and prayer; whosoever falls in battle, his sins are forgiven; at the day of judgment his wounds shall be resplendent as vermilion, and odoriferous as musk; and the loss of his limbs shall be supplied by the wings of angels and cherubim.
Stran 3 - Geography is the exact and organized knowledge of the distribution of phenomena on the surface of the Earth, culminating in the explanation of the interaction of Man with his terrestrial environment.
Stran 126 - For across the ravine on the left, a loose stone wall, sixteen feet thick and forty feet high, was raised ; and across the great valley of Aruda, a double line of abattis was drawn ; not composed, as is usual, of the limbs of trees, but of full-grown oaks and chestnuts, dug up with all their roots and branches, dragged, by main force, for several hundred yards, and then reset and crossed, so that no human strength could break through. Breast-works, at convenient distances, to defend this line of...
Stran 67 - The army was in open mutiny ; the fleet was blockaded in Sveaborg; a Russian squadron occupied the Gulf of Bothnia ; a combined RussoDanish squadron swept the Cattegat ; a Danish army . . . was advancing upon Gothenburg. . . . Confusion reigned in the capital, panic in the provinces. A perplexed Senate, a treacherous nobility, a stupefied population, were anxiously watching every movement of a defenceless king.
Stran 78 - ... for offence and defence in the virgin fortress of Metz, the mountains of the Vosges, and the strongholds of Breisach and Philipsburg, but an incentive to future exertion, and a spur to criminal ambition, in the desire to make her hold upon the Rhine but the beginning of a vaster scheme of conquest. The damnosa hereditas of the Rhine frontier for France, sanctioned in part by the peace of Westphalia, has been the chief disturbing element in European politics for nearly two centuries and a half,...
Stran 55 - The condition was accepted; the prize was deserved; the standard of Mahomet was planted on the walls of Herat, Merou, and Balch; and the successful leader neither halted nor reposed till his foaming cavalry had tasted the waters of the Oxus.
Stran 27 - Highlands (Ice-cap type). 2. The cool temperate regions, (a) Western margin (West European type) ; (b) Eastern margin (Quebec type) ; (c) Interior lowlands (Siberian type) ; (d) Interior mountain area (Altai type). 3. The warm temperate regions, (a) Western margin with winter rains (Mediterranean type...
Stran 78 - France, tv by the war the first military power in Europe. By the peace she was planted securely upon the Rhine and acquired not merely a scientific frontier for offence and defence in the virgin fortress of Metz, the mountains of the Vosges, and the strongholds of Breisach and Philipsburg, but an incentive to future exertion, and a spur to criminal ambition, in the desire to make her hold upon the Rhine but the beginning of a vaster scheme of conquest. The damnosa hereditas of the Rhine frontier...
Stran 11 - ... not yet had time to clothe them with her livery of green. Strange, however, as this scenery appears when viewed from a distance, it becomes even stranger when we enter into it, and more especially when we climb one of its more prominent heights and look down upon many square miles of its extent. The whole landscape is one wide expanse of smoothed and rounded bosses and ridges of bare rock, which, uniting and then separating, enclose innumerable little tarns.
Stran 54 - Arabs were allured to the standard of religion and plunder: the apostle sanctified the license of embracing the female captives as their wives or concubines, and the enjoyment of wealth and beauty was a feeble type of the joys of paradise prepared for the valiant martyrs of the faith. "The sword...

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