The Tyrol by William Denison MccrackanThe Tyrol by William Denison Mccrackan

The Tyrol

byWilliam Denison Mccrackan

Paperback | January 19, 2012

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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 XXXIII TO CORVARA THE Falzarego road climbs westward between Tofana and Nuvolau to the Pass of Tra i Sassi. This last name exactly suits the scenery of the pass. The road winds literally "Among the Rocks," through a tract of debris, of mountain waste, thrown off from the Lagazuoi and the Sasso di Stria on either hand. Now and again the tinkle of goat-bells from the crags above give a sense of relief, but for the most part there is the oppression of desolation, the melancholy of ruin and decay. Here were vast masses going to pieces, Titanic crumblings loosened from above, and heaped in grand confusion around the mountain bases. The all-pervading and all-providing German-Austrian Alpine Club has marked the path over the Castello Pass (Valparola Joch), down grassy slopes and through woods to St. Cassian. The neighbourhood of St. Cassian is rich in fossils and petrifactions, to delight the heart of a natural scientist. The Enneberg valley is, in fact, almost as interesting to mineralogists and geologists as that of Fassa. Corvara, farther along, has an hotel full of sketches by a native artist, Franz Rottanara. The paintings are on the stair walls and in the rooms. I liked best certain outline sketches of local types, portraits of old people, or of members of the Rottanara family. Although the names hereabouts sound Italian, German is the language most in use. If we turn southward, however, down the Enneberg valley, we shall come upon traces of Ladin, a survival of the Roman occupation. It may be stated in a general way that, at the time of the invasion of Teutonic races, the whole of the Eastern Alps had already become Romanized. The conquest of German over Latin from that time forward was by no means rapid. We know that Romance dialects maintained t...

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Title:The TyrolFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217112129

ISBN - 13:9780217112123

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