Representative Essays; Selected From The Series Of "prose Masterpieces From The Modern Essayist."

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byGeorge Haven Putnam

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... RACE AND LANGUAGE. BY EDWARD A. FREEMAN. (born 1823.) T is no very great time since the readers of the English newspapers were, perhaps a little amused, perhaps a little startled, at the story of a deputation of Hungarian students going to Constantinople to present a sword of honor to an Ottoman general. The address and the answer enlarged on the ancient kindred of Turks and Magyars, on the long alienation of the dissevered kinsfolk, on the return of both in these later times to a remembrance of the ancient kindred and to the friendly feelings to which such kindred gave birth. The discourse has a strange sound when we remember the reigns of Sigismund and Wladislaus, when we think of the dark days of Nikopolis and Varna, when we think of Huniades encamped at the foot of Haemus, and of Belgrade beating back Mahomet the Conqueror from her gates. The Magyar and the Ottoman embracing with the joy of reunited kinsfolk is a sight which certainly no man would have looked forward to in the fourteenth or fifteenth century. At an earlier 285 time the ceremony might have seemed a degree less wonderful. If a man whose ideas are drawn wholly from the modern map should sit down to study the writings of Constantine Porphyrogenngtos, he would perhaps be startled at finding Turks and Franks spoken of as neighbors, at finding Turcia and Francia--we must not translate Tovqkiu and Oqayyla by Turkey and France--spoken of as border-lands. A little study will perhaps show him that the change lies almost wholly in the names and not in the boundaries. The lands are there still, and the frontier between them has shifted much less than one might have looked for in nine hundred years. Nor has there been any great change in the population of the two countries. The Turks and the Franks...

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... RACE AND LANGUAGE. BY EDWARD A. FREEMAN. (born 1823.) T is no very great time since the readers of the English newspapers were...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217040977

ISBN - 13:9780217040976

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