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By William Lowell Putnam

ISBN-10: 189182466X

ISBN-13: 9781891824661

William Putnam’s booklet chronicles the background of 2 vital routes in the course of the Alps, that are dedicated to treasuring the background of Mont Cenis and the nice Saint Bernard passages. either one of those passes have been prominently and regularly utilized by the Romans in constructing and conserving their empire. it really is surmised that Hannibal and his troops came upon elephant-friendly passages throughout the Mont Cenis hall. either passes have been decorated with hospices/shelters close to their crest and either now were bypassed by way of sleek tunnels. regardless of those similarities, their old prominence derives from noticeably diversified occasions and elements. “There isn't any passage of the Alps that offers to the traveller better excitement, both within the leisure or the recollection of his trip to Italy, than that via the good Saint Bernard. Beside the wildness of this alpine move, and the great thing about the valley of Aosta, during which the line (down) to Turin keeps after it leaves the mountains, the sort reception that he studies from the spiritual group on the hospice at the summit of the Saint Bernard, is remembered so long as he could be thankful for the devotion that induces those first-class males to supply the vacationer their welcome, and unfold for him their hospitality within the wilderness.” Herein lies the histories of those passes and tales of many tourists one of the Alps — advised up to attainable of their personal words.

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