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Acciajuoli

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(᾽Ατζαϊώλης), name of a Florentine banking family, one branch of which rose to prominence in 14th-15th-C. Greece; etym. Ital. acciao (“steel”). The Acciajuolis first made their fortune in...

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Alcohol in the Atlantic

David Carey Jr..

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 17555 words.

Dating from the earliest times in Latin America, alcohol has played a crucial social, economic, political, and cultural role. Often reserved for politico-religious leaders, alcohol was a...

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Alfonso Martínez de Toledo

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1398?–1468)

Author of the eponymous Arcipreste de Talavera (1438), a treatise in condemnation of lust, also known as Reprobaçión del amor mundano or the Corbacho, due to the...

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Alfonso V of Aragon

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1396–1458)

Eldest son of Fernando de Antequera (Fernando I, 1414–16) and Leonor of Albuquerque, Alfonso was a Castilian prince of the Trastámara family who acceded to the Crown of...

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Altichiero

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1320/30–c.1393),

Italian painter, born in Zevio, near Verona. His principal surviving works, all of which echo the style of Giotto, are a fresco in the Church of Sant'Anastasia in...

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Álvaro de Luna

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1388–1453),

Spanish soldier, statesman, and poet, the illegitimate son of an Aragonese nobleman. In 1420 he entered the service of King John II (Juan II) of Castile, who three...

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Atlantic Trade and Commodities, 1402–1815

David Hancock.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 8132 words.

This article reviews the transfer of goods and services between the continents bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It shows that the demands of long-distance trade, particularly but not solely...

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Basques in the Atlantic World, 1450–1824

Xabier Lamikiz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Colonialism and Imperialism. 10758 words.

Basques formed a minority ethnic group whose diaspora had a significant impact on the history of colonial Latin America. Basques from the four Spanish or peninsular Basque territories—the...

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Béarn

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Region in the Pyrenees; first mentioned as a viscountcy in the Treaty of Verdun (843), opposite the county of Bigorre (both bishoprics). The first parliament (Cour Major) appeared in 1080....

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Brescia

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A fortified city and episcopal see in Lombardy. In 1426 Brescia passed from the Visconti family to Venice, to which it belonged until 1797. In February 1512, during the Wars ...

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