A Popular History of Germany: From the Earliest Period to the Present Day, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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H. J. Johnson, 1878 - Germany
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Page 220 - The promise of five thousand pounds of gold, thirty thousand pounds of silver, four thousand robes of silk, three thousand pieces of...
Page 150 - At the end of the sixth, and beginning of the seventh century, there was another female reign.
Page 22 - Germany, besides completing their defence, by erecting fortifications along the left bank of the Rhine, and the right bank of the Danube, virtually surrounding that frontier of the empire with a chain of castles. At the most important points, strongly fortified encampments, garrisoned by Roman legions, connected by straight, high, dam-like roads, and provided with watch-towers overlooking the distant country, were constructed.
Page 233 - Garonne, and the shores of the ocean, and at the foot of the Pyrenees the West Goths passed rapidly from camp-life to peaceful civic, life, from a wandering host into a settled state.
Page 118 - Their superiority in numbers, and the fact that they were fighting on their own ground, must have made them masters of an infinitely greater army than any that could be brought against them.
Page 19 - Caesar holds it wrong for the Germans to cross into Gaul without his consent, how can he desire to interfere beyond the Rhine!
Page 195 - Gothic kingdom extended from the Black Sea and the Sea of Azof to the Baltic Sea.

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