The Book Anne of Geierstein

Anne of Geierstein

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  • Autor: Walter Scott
  • Editor: Forgotten Books
  • Relaese Date: 27 September 2015
  • ISBN: 1330440528
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT, Audio, MOBI
  • Number of page: 450 pages
  • File Size: 27MB
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Description Anne of Geierstein de Walter Scott:

Excerpt from Anne of Geierstein: Or the Maiden of the Mist I am reminded by the same correspondent of another slip, probably of less consequence. The Emperor of the days my novel refers to, though the representative of that Leopold who fell in the great battle of Sempach, never set up any pretensions against the liberties of the gallant Swiss, but, on the contrary, treated with uniform prudence and forbearance such of that nation as had established their independence, and with wise, as well as generous, kindness others who still continued to acknowledge fealty to the imperial crown. Errors of this sort, however trivial, ought never, in my opinion, to be pointed out to an author without meeting with a candid and respectful acknowledgment. With regard to a general subject of great curiosity and interest, in the eyes at least of all antiquarian students, upon which I have touched at some length in this narrative, I mean the Vehmic tribunals of Westphalia, a name so awful in men's ears during many centuries, and which, through the genius of Goethe, has again been revived in public fancy with a full share of its ancient terrors, I am bound to state my opinion that a wholly new and most important light has been thrown upon this matter since Anne of Geierstein first appeared, by the elaborate researches of my ingenious friend, Mr. Francis Palgrave, whose proof-sheets, containing the passages I allude to, have been kindly forwarded to me, and whose complete work will be before the public ere this Introduction can pass through the press. In Germany, says this very learned writer, there existed a singular jurisdiction, which claimed a direct descent from the pagan policy and mystic ritual of the earliest Teutons. We learn from the historians of Saxony, that the freyfeldgericht [or Free Field Court] of Corbey was, in pagan times, under the supremacy of the priests of the Eresburgh, the temple which contained the Irminsule, or pillar of Irmin. After the conversion of the people, the possessions of the temple were conferred by Louis the Pious upon the abbey which arose upon its site. The court was composed of sixteen persons, who held their offices for life. The senior member presided as the gerefa or graff- the junior performed the humbler duties of frohner or summoner- the remaining fourteen acted as the echevins, and by them all judgments were pronounced or declared. When any of these died, a new member was elected by the priests, from amongst the twenty-two septs or families inhabiting the gau or district, and who included all the hereditary occupants of the soil. Afterwards, the selection was made by the monks, but always with the assent of the graff and of the frohner. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works." Specifics of the article author cannot be found as well as has been taken off for the ask on the article author. You'll might be considering some other books through the Walter Scott. We had arrived in the position to collect the vast majority of many iformatsii for you. For creators of these studies: our site does not include open access ones publications on our webpages solely introductory details about the book. If you think that this site is usually infringing, you need to email us all over it needless to say in truth the article author these guides, we shall promptly take out web sites from the website.

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