Luxemburg and Her Neighbours: A Record of the Political Fortunes of the Present Grand Duchy from the Eve of the French Revolution to the Great War, with a Preliminary Sketch of Events from 963 to 1780

Luxemburg and Her Neighbours: A Record of the Political Fortunes of the Present Grand Duchy from the Eve of the French Revolution to the Great War, with a Preliminary Sketch of Events from 963 to 1780

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Luxemburg and Her Neighbours: A Record of the Political Fortunes of the Present Grand Duchy from the Eve of the French Revolution to the Great War, with a Preliminary Sketch of Events from 963 to 1780

Luxemburg and Her Neighbours: A Record of the Political Fortunes of the Present Grand Duchy from the Eve of the French Revolution to the Great War, with a Preliminary Sketch of Events from 963 to 1780

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For many centuries, the sovereign of Luxemburg was a Burgundian, an Austrian, or a Spaniard whose main interests were far afield from the little Duchy. The modern story has been interwoven with the course of the French Revolution, with the theory of the balance of power, the needs of Germany, and the make-up of the kingdoms of Holland and Belgium. Thus a large area had to be covered in order to bring together this meagre outline of Luxemburg's life history, and I was constantly confronted with problems involving technical knowledge in law, in diplomacy, and in periodical literature of the last century and of today. I have been peculiarly fortunate in receiving generous aid from many specialists to whom infinite gratitude is due for answers to puzzling questions whose solution often has only served as an unseen background to the narrative. Those who haunt the libraries of New York, Boston, Cambridge, and Washington know how much generous unsigned work goes into every new book that emerges from our store-houses of printed knowledge. Departmental experts are not akin to the type of jealous custodian who . . .

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