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CAGLIARI One of the hereditary judgeships into which Sardinia was divided in the middle ages; A modern Italian province. The city of Cagliari, today the capital of Sardinia, is in the south of the island, on the Gulf named after … Continue reading

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Balearic Islands

BALEARIC ISLANDS    ISLAS BALEARES (Sp), ILLES BALEARS (Catalan). Islands of the western Mediterranean, a province and an autonomous community (PM) in Spain, capital Palma de Mallorca. The islands were seized by the Vandals in 423, and recovered by the Byzantine … Continue reading

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ARAGÓN A County in the Pyrenees; A Kingdom in the east of the Iberian peninsula; An 18th century Spanish province; A present-day autonomous community.   The name comes from the River Aragón, which rises in the west central Pyrenees, and … Continue reading

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ALBARRACÍN Petty Taifa Kingdom in Moslem Spain, 1012-1104.   Its capital stands on the upper River Turia, which reaches the sea at Valencia, and is WNW of Teruel, in inland eastern Spain.   City and Kingdom were named after the ruling dynasty, … Continue reading

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