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Dinis I of Portugal

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

(1261–1325; r. 1279–1325)

Son of Afonso III of Portugal and Beatriz of Castile. Dinis’s long reign brought peace, prosperity, and cultural achievement. The Concordat of the Forty...

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Galician language and literature

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

Galician is the language of the old kingdom of Galicia (the modern Spanish provinces of La Coruña, Lugo, Ourense, and Pontevedra) and of the Vierzo district of the province of ...

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philology, Romance

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

Romance philology studies texts (literary, legal, scientific, religious, philosophical, and so forth) written in vernacular languages and dialects that evolved from the Latin spoken in...

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Romance languages

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The group of modern languages descended from Latin (which itself joins with them to form the branch of Indo‐European known as Italic), the chief of which are French, Italian, Spanish,...

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Spanish

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

A prominent member of the Romance family, Spanish has an estimated 290 million speakers worldwide. It is the official language of Spain and its dependencies, of Equatorial Guinea, and of ...

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