The Rhine

Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.

The Rhine

The Rhine

The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out by bicycle from the Netherlands where it enters the North Sea, following it through Germany, France and Liechtenstein, to its source in the icy Alps. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it. Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.

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The Rhine
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Ben Coates
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-13 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For
The Rhine
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Thomas Cogan
Categories: Physicians
Type: BOOK - Published: 1794 - Publisher:

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Nierstein and Oppenheim 1945
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Russ Rodgers
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In January 1945, the collapse of the German front along the Siegfried Line led to a large-scale dissolution of German combat forces and capability. Pressed hard by Allied forces advancing eastward, German units often found themselves trapped west of the Rhine River. With his eye on history, US Lt. Gen.
Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine
Language: en
Pages: 379
Authors: Lewis Spence
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Rich collection of tales inspired by the mystery and romance of one of the most storied rivers in Europe. Includes the Niebelungenlied as well as legends of Odin, Brunhild, and many more. 24 illustrations.
Historism and Cultural Identity in the Rhine-Meuse Region / Historismus und kulturelle Identitat im Raum Rhein-Maas
Language: de
Pages: 432
Authors: Wolfgang Cortjaens, Jan de Maeyer, Tom Verschaffel
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Leuven University Press

KADOC Artes 10Based on the cultural insight that "historism"—understood as the projection of the past into the present by artistic means, or the "invention of tradition"—always occurs in close connection with the emergence of nation-states, this volume describes for the first time the cultural and denominational character and development of

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