Imperial city

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under the first German empire, a city having no head but the emperor.

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In Donawerth, a free and imperial city of the circle of Suabia, the Abbe de St.
But on May 1, 1976, had the reader been in the imperial city of Peking, with its then population of eleven millions, he would have witnessed a curious sight.
He brought our Saviour to the western side Of that high mountain, whence he might behold Another plain, long, but in breadth not wide, Washed by the southern sea, and on the north To equal length backed with a ridge of hills That screened the fruits of the earth and seats of men From cold Septentrion blasts; thence in the midst Divided by a river, off whose banks On each side an Imperial City stood, With towers and temples proudly elevate On seven small hills, with palaces adorned, Porches and theatres, baths, aqueducts, Statues and trophies, and triumphal arcs, Gardens and groves, presented to his eyes Above the highth of mountains interposed-- By what strange parallax, or optic skill Of vision, multiplied through air, or glass Of telescope, were curious to enquire.
The Irish missionaries were simple and loving men and won converts by the beauty of their lives; the Romans brought with them the architecture, music, and learning of their imperial city and the aggressive energy which in the following centuries was to make their Church supreme throughout the Western world.
HOW: The 4-day Imperial City Vienna tour costs from PS949pp, including flights, and departs September 13.
Turkey under Mustafa Kamal decided to move away from the centuries-old imperial city of Istanbul to the little-known Ankara.
The Apsara Authority announced yesterday that it will begin sharing preservation knowledge and collaborating in restorations with the city officials behind Beijing's ancient Imperial City.
From these sessions will come a more detailed project plan for stabilizing and securing other artifacts from this ancient imperial city.
She presents two expansive case studies of the settlement of manslaughter in the duchy of WErttenberg and the imperial city of Zurich between 1400 and 1700 that demonstrate the twists and turns in the narrative of the development of criminal justice in late medieval and early modern Central Europe.
And at 17, she's off to the imperial city to meet her future husband--the emperor's son--for their arranged marriage.
com)-- Inspired by a visit to the Imperial City of Hue by the Emperor and Empress of Japan in March, La Residence Hue's Executive Chef Nguyen Dong Hai outdid the Majestic Menu to treat his noble guests.
Before your readers get excited at the prospect of travelling to this impressive imperial city direct from their local airport, can I tell you that on further examination, Vienna is only served directly from Newcastle by a one-off day trip/flight on November 25.

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