The Story of Nations Germany

The Story of the Nations: Germany

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Germany is the heart of Continental Europe, and influences have gone forth from her which have deeply affected every one of her neighbors. This volume traces the life of this powerful nation from the time when imperial Rome was baffled by her valiant Hermann, down to the hour when France fell before her, and the idea of empire (a delusion and a terrible embarrassment since the crowning of Charlemagne) became, under William the First, a power for peace and strength.

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    story-of-nations-germanyThe Story of the Nations: Germany

    Germany is the heart of Continental Europe, and influences have gone forth from her which have deeply affected every one of her neighbors. This volume traces the life of this powerful nation from the time when imperial Rome was baffled by her valiant Hermann, down to the hour when France fell before her, and the idea of empire (a delusion and a terrible embarrassment since the crowning of Charlemagne) became, under William the First, a power for peace and strength.

    The absorbing story begins with pictures of the surgings of the nations, the Huns, the Slavs, the Goths, the Saxons and the Franks. It tells of the throes by which the heroes of old brought the great people to its independent life, recounts the struggles of the various Teutonic tribes among themselves, and of all of them with their neighbors. The book brings up vividly the power of an idea, as it shows the strife and perplexities arising from the imperial specter, as well as the dire contest that followed the schism of the Church and in a short time involved all Christendom in disputes touching the highest interests of humanity. —From the original description.

    A Sample of What’s Inside:

    • The First Germans
    • Old Germany
    • Hermann & the Romans
    • The Huns Appear
    • Migrations of the Tribes
    • Clovis of the Franks
    • Germans Hear the Gospel
    • The Holy Roman Empire
    • Invasion of the Magyars
    • Henry the Fowler
    • The Hungarians Invade Again
    • Trials of a King
    • The Robber Knights
    • Good King from a Swiss Castle
    • Did William Tell Shoot?
    • The Thirty Years War
    • The Peasants Awake
    • The Golden Bull
    • A Sleepy King
    • Fighting the Turks
    • Good King Joseph
    • The Man from Corsica Falls
    • The Battle of Nations
    • Germany Struggles for Freedom
    • New Struggle With France
    • Germany United
    • William, King of Prussia
    • 100 illustrations

    About the Author: Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924): Sabine Baring-Gould was the squire and parson of a small Devonshire village. He was regarded as one of the top 10 novelists of his time but wrote prolifically on his travels, religious matters, historical figures and many other topics. Over 1,200 publications are listed in his bibliography. He was an early archaeologist, respected for his work on Dartmoor, in Cornwall, in Wales and in France. He was also a folklorist, but he regarded his greatest achievement to be his collection of songs. At his death in 1924, he largely dropped out of the public’s memory, and if he was remembered, it is for his best known hymns “Onward, Christian Soldiers” and “Now the Day Is Over.”

    First published in 1887, this meticulous softcover reproduction of Baring-Gould’s original work includes more than 100 pertinent illustrations.

    Softcover, 437 pages