The Fate Of Iciodorum; Being The Story Of A City Made Rich By Taxation

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byDavid Starr Jordan

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... NOTES Page 9. "To meet this problem." This was in France. In other countries wise and forceful men have devised similar methods, adopted for the same purpose. In Germany the barons in certain famous castles along the Rhine maintained themselves by preventing travelers on the river from removing articles of value from the local province into some other. Thus the Mouse Tower on the island at Bingen enhanced the prosperity of the whole city of which it was an outpost. Similarly in Southern Spain, at the Cape of Tarifa, the impedimenta of travelers were generously overhauled to the end that they might not carry away property or money that could be held in the hands of the proper officials. Thus the prosperity of the province of Cadiz and through it of all Spain was materially enhanced, and the world has taken the name of the town, Tarifa, as a name for all international transactions of the same order. It is claimed, however, that as the idea is older than the town, the name goes farther back than either. It is from an Arabic root, meaning "information" or "scent,"--the process of scenting out information by opening and spreading out the effects of travelers. It tends to discourage the movements of foreigners in regions where they have no business. "One of America's foremost statesmen." Hon. James G. Blaine, in i887. Few statesmen of modern times have understood the basal elements in the promotion of prosperity so well as he. Unfortunately, however, the completion of his purposes fell into other hands, and the development of the principle of the Octroi as a cornerstone of our own republic is associated with the less sonorous name of Dingley. Page i0. "These wagons" bore the crest or banneret of the city of Issoire. It was the proud boast of Issoire's...

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... NOTES Page 9. "To meet this problem." This was in France. In other countries wise and forceful men have devised simila...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217385192

ISBN - 13:9780217385190

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