A History of Germany, from the Earliest Times: Founded on Dr. David Muller's "History of the German People"

A History of Germany, from the Earliest Times: Founded on Dr. David Muller's "History of the German People"

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A History of Germany, from the Earliest Times: Founded on Dr. David Muller's "History of the German People"

A History of Germany, from the Earliest Times: Founded on Dr. David Muller's "History of the German People"

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Dr. David Müller's History of the German People is the most useful and popular of the books from which the young people of Germany learn the story of their fatherland. Its author is scrupulously accurate in his assertions, and skillful in selecting and grouping the facts most worthy of remembrance; and he has closely condensed his narrative, without destroying its vivacity and interest. His work has therefore been selected as the basis of a History of Germany for American students. In preparing this, I have made a careful examination of other standard books which treat of the same subject, or of parts of it--many of them the authorities used by Dr. Müller-- and have thus been able to correct a few errors of fact, and to make a large number of additions, designed to render more intelligible the sequence of events, or to complete a just view of popular movements or of eminent men. Dr. Müller's history of his Third Period, including the two centuries preceding the Reformation, is but a meagre sketch of national events, supplemented with fuller accounts of the leading princely houses and of their territories, in the expectation that each student will read that which relates to his own district or ruling family, and disregard the rest. For the American reader, who is interested in German history only as it is a part of universal history, these notices recall no local or patriotic associa-

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