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Dictionary Project, Volume X: Empire of Austria-Hungary

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 15.

The Empire of Austria-Hungary (which my history teachers called the Austro-Hungarian Empire) existed from 1867 to 1918; it was dissolved at the end of World War I. It was the second-largest country in Europe (after the Russian Empire) at the time, and experienced both great economic growth and significant political infighting among its eleven principal national groups.

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Dictionary Project, Volume X: The German Empire

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 14.

You thought two double-page spreads for England was impressive? Hold your hats for three double-page spreads for the German Empire! Because, Empire. It’s big! It’s oddly-shaped! It needs lots of pages.

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Dictionary Project, Volume X: Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 13.

If it’s Tuesday Monday, this must be Belgium. (Darn; should have timed that better to hit the joke!) I have been to one-third of the countries named on this map, and that one-third is Belgium! We were only there for about four days, but the friend we stayed with in Ghent shuttled us all over place in those four days, and we saw plenty of Beer and Battlefields. (Belgium is to beer as France is to wine, you understand. And it’s a bit of a Mecca for beer lovers like my Beloved.) It’s a great place. If you haven’t been, go.

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Dictionary Project, Volume X: Scotland

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 12.

One of my lovely readers/fellow blogging 101 mates (possibly janeydoe57?) requested Scotland when I first put out the call for requests for this project. But now I can’t find her comment; it must have been made in the Commons, rather than here. So I hope she’s following along, because this post is happening a little earlier in the month than I initially thought it would be (when I was planning to do things alphabetically).

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