Barthold, Geschichte von Rugen and Pommern (Hamburg, 1839-1845); K.
The conquest of Rugen, engaged Henry's activity until June 1 17 1, when, in pursuance of a treaty which restored peace, Henry's daughter, Gertrude, married the Danish prince, Canute.
3 a till 1168 that the chief Wendish fortress, at Arkona in Rugen, containing the sanctuary of their god Svantevit, was surrendered, the Wends agreeing to accept Danish suzerainty and the Christian religion at the same time.
From Arkona Absalon proceeded by sea to Garz, in south Rugen, the political capital of the Wends, and an all but impregnable stronghold.
Long narrow alluvial strips called Nehrungen, lie between the last two haffs and the Baltic. The Baltic coast is further marked by large indentations, the Gulf of LUbeck, that of Pomerania, east of Rugen, and the semicircular Bay of Danzig between the promontories of Rixhoft and Brusterort.
The system which obtains in all the old Prussian provinces (with the exception of Rugen and Vorpommern or Hither Pomerania) and in Westphalia is that of Stein, modified by subsequent laws notably those of 1853 and 1856which gave the state a greater influence, while extending the powers of the Magistrat.
In Vorpommern and Rugen, and thus in the towns of Greifswald, Stralsund and Bergen, among others, the old civic const.itution~ remain unchanged.
RUGEN, an island of Germany, in the Baltic, immediately opposite Stralsund, 12 m.
The original Germanic inhabitants of Rugen were dispossessed by Sla y s; and there are still various relics of the long reign of paganism that ensued.
Rugen was ruled then by a succession of native princes, under Danish supremacy, until 1218.
With the rest of Western Pomerania Rugen has, belonged to Prussia since 1815.
Eine Inselstudie (Stuttgart, 1893); Edwin Muller, Die Insel Rugen (17th ed., Berlin, 1900); Schuster, Fuhrer durch die Insel Rugen (7th ed., Stettin, 1901); Boll, Die Insel Rugen (Schwerin, 1858); O.
Arndt, Fairy Tales from the Isle of Rugen (London, 1896).
ARNOLD RUGE (1802-1880), German philosopher and political writer, was born at Bergen, in the island of Rugen, on the 13th of September 1802.