Roumania: Past and Present (Classic Reprint)

Roumania: Past and Present (Classic Reprint)

by James Samuelson
     
 

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There is no country in Europe which at the present time possesses greater interest for Englishmen than does the Kingdom of Roninania, and there is none with whose present state and past history, nay, with whose very geographical position, they are less familiar.

Only about nine years since Consul-General Green, the

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Excerpt from Roumania: Past and Present

There is no country in Europe which at the present time possesses greater interest for Englishmen than does the Kingdom of Roninania, and there is none with whose present state and past history, nay, with whose very geographical position, they are less familiar.

Only about nine years since Consul-General Green, the British representative there, reported to his Government as follows: 'Ignorance seems to extend even to the geographical position of Bucharest. It is not surprising that letters directed to the Roumanian capital should sometimes travel to India in search of Bokhara, but there can be no excuse for the issue of a writ of summons by one of the superior law courts of the British metropolis, directed to Bucharest in the Kingdom of Egypt, as I have known to happen.' The reader may perhaps attribute such mistakes as these to our insular ignorance of geography, or to the fact that the proverbial blindness of justice prevented her from consulting the map before issuing her process; hut the fact remains, that notwithstanding the occurrence of a great war subsequent to the date above specified, which completely changed the map of Europe, wherein Roumania took a very prominent part and England assisted at the settlement, there are few intelligent readers in this country who could say off-hand where precisely Roumania is situated.

And yet, as already remarked, the country possesses an absorbing interest for us as a nation.

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ISBN-13:
9781330763759
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/05/2015
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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