Daily Archives: May 17, 2013


BARDULIA The original name of the County of CASTILE, before the towers and fortifications of the marcher county caused its renaming.   The original County lay along the upper reaches of the River Ebro and in the Cantabrian Mountains nearby.

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BARDENGAU District in northeastern (Lower) Saxony in the early middle ages, drained by the River Ilmenau, a left-bank tributary of the lower Elbe.   The main town of Bardowick was once an important commercial centre, but it was overtaken in importance … Continue reading

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BARCELONNETTE Alpine town on the River Udaye, a tributary of the Durance, in southeastern France. The town was refounded in 1232 by Count Raymond Berenger IV of Provence (who belonged to the family of the Counts of Barcelona – hence … Continue reading

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