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Apulia

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

In Roman times, Apulia covered the north of modern Puglia and the neighbouring areas: the south of the region was called Calabria, a name that shifted during the early Middle ...

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Bruttii

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The inhabitants of the Calabrian peninsula of Italy from the 4th cent. bc onwards. Earlier inhabitants are named as Oenotrians and Chones (Strabo 6. 1. 4–6), but there is no ...

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cefalù

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

First of the royal Foundations of Sicily, on the sea route between Palermo and Messina, clinging to the Monti delle Madonie, Cefalù, a small new town founded in 1130, was ...

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Consentia

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The chief city of the Bruttii, dominating land routes to inland Calabria. It was founded before 400 bc, the date to which the first coins can be assigned, and was ...

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Crotone

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(Κρότων), also called Cotrone, coastal city in Calabria. It was an important stronghold during the Gothic wars in Italy: Totila's army besieged it in 551/2, but Justinian I sent a ...

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Fossanova

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

By a concession of Innocent II to the Cistercians in 1133, concerning an 8th-c. Benedictine monastery founded from Monte Cassino, on the southern margin of the Pontine Marshes in the ...

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Francis of Paola

Overview page. Subjects: History by Period — Christianity.

(1416–1507),

founder of the Franciscan Minim Friars. Born at Paola (Calabria), he lived in a neighbouring Franciscan friary for a year when he was thirteen, went on pilgrimage to...

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Gaufredus Malaterra

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Benedictine monk who accompanied other Normans to southern Italy and who evidently belonged to the entourage of Count Roger I of Sicily; died before 1101.

At Count Roger I's...

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Italy

Overview page. Subjects: History.

Despite regional divisions and a series of unstable governments, Italy remains an important player in Europe

Italy is dominated by mountains. The Alps loom over the north of the...

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Latium

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The modern province of Latium (Italian Lazio) incorporates geographically varied regions (Tuscia Romana [the old Etruria], Sabina, Tiburtina, the Campagna, Marittima), essentially rural and...

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