A History Of Our Own Times (volume 4)

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJustin Mccarthy

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI THE DEATH-ROLL OF 1898 The death of Prince Bismarck was not an event belonging in the strict sense to the history of England; but it was none the less one which made a profound impression on the people of England, as well as on every other civilized people in the world. For this reason I record it first in the death-roll of this chapter. Prince Bismarck had, indeed, played so commanding, and in some instances so reconstructing, a part in the history of Europe that his death may be regarded as an event belonging to the history of every European country. When the death of the great Prussian statesman, which followed soon after Gladstone's, was known in London, a member of the House of Commons observed, somewhat irreverently but quite correctly, that the death of Bismarck was the only event to be recorded in an obituary which would not have seemed an anti-climax after the death of Gladstone. Bismarck had made greater changes in the political and national affairs of Europe, or at least of the European Continent, than any other man had done since the days of the great Napoleon. There was this difference between the changes accomplished by the two men, that while the work of Napoleon was for its time more widespread and more varied, it was for the most part not destined to endure; while, so far as ordinary human observation can judge, much or most of Bismarck's work is destined to abide. The great Chancellor raised bis native land to a commanding position among the States of Europe. He converted Prussia, which had previously been regarded only as a well-drilled military power, capable of rendering good service as an ally in time of war, into the strongest and, on the whole, the most united State on the European Continent. Mr. Browning has written of ...

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI THE DEATH-ROLL OF 1898 The death of Prince Bismarck was not an event belonging in the strict sense to the history o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217309887

ISBN - 13:9780217309882

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