Austria: containing a Description of the Manners, Customs, Character and Costumes of the People of that Empire (Paperback)

Austria: containing a Description of the Manners, Customs, Character and Costumes of the People of that Empire By Frederick Shoberl Cover Image
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"On turning over the pages of this work, some readers may possibly be surprised to find that so large a proportion of the engravings belong to one of the countries composing the Austrian empire. When, however, it is considered that a high degree of civilization tends to assimilate the manners, amusements, and dress of the great mass of the inhabitants of those countries in which it prevails; and that the people of the German states of this empire are scarcely, if at all surpassed in that respect by any nation in Europe; it will be evident that they must exhibit fewer of those peculiar characteristics which it is the object of this work to collect and delineate.

Hungary stands in a very different predicament. Peopled by tribes belonging to many different nations, whose distinctive habits, manners, and prejudices have not been melted down by refinement and cultivation, it affords much more ample materials for the pencil than Austria, properly so called. For this reason, by far the greater part of the embellishments have been selected from among the singular, picturesque and romantic costumes of that kingdom and its dependant provinces."



Product Details
ISBN: 9781835525487
ISBN-10: 1835525482
Publisher: Sophia Blunder
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2024
Pages: 114
Language: English