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Amalfi

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

A small Italian city in Campania, clinging to the rocky slopes of its peninsula dominating the bay of Salerno, Amalfi is mentioned as a bishopric in a letter of Pope ...

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Anjou

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

A former province of western France, on the Loire. It was an English possession from 1154, when it was inherited by Henry II as count of Anjou, until 1204, when it was lost to France by...

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Arles

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

(city, kingdom) Situated at the mouth of the Rhône delta in southern France, Arles was an important administrative centre in the late Roman Empire. After a period of decline under ...

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Bruges

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

A city in NW Belgium, capital of the province of West Flanders, which until the 15th century was a centre of the Flemish textile trade.

Bruges Group a political pressure group...

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Catalonia

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

Catalonia came into being, like the other Christian principalities of the northern Iberian peninsula, after the Arab-Berber conquest of the 8th century. The expeditions made by the Franks...

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Clement

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

(1342–1394)

In the absence of official recognition by the Roman Church, Clement VII remains in the eyes of history the first of the Popes of Avignon to inaugurate the period ...

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duchy

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

In the Byzantine world the dux was the military head of the provinces, especially the peripheral ones more exposed to external dangers. Once Italy had been recovered – the other ...

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Durand of Mende, Guillaume, the Younger

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

(died 1330)

Nephew of Guillaume Durand (or Durant) the Speculator, bishop of Mende from 1286 to 1296, he was archdeacon of Mende when his uncle died, and succeeded him on ...

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échevin

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

Deliberating member of a town council. Heirs of the scabini of the Carolingian period, charged with expounding the law to the count's court, in the 12th c. the échevins became ...

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Ferrara

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Italian city of uncertain origin located in the east of the Po valley. In the 6th century Ferrara was controlled by the exarchate of Ravenna and in the 8th century ...

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