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Cispadane Republic

CISPADANE REPUBLIC Revolutionary Republic, south of the lower River Po (its name means this side of the Po – i.e. from Rome – and echoes that of the ancient Cispadane Gaul). The Republic, the first of the sister republics of … Continue reading

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Campania

CAMPANIA Late Roman province in southwest central Italy; A modern autonomous region. The name means plain, the plain in this case lies between the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The district extended originally from the River Sele in the south … Continue reading

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Byzantine Italy

BYZANTINE ITALY The Italian peninsula lay in the western half of the Roman Empire after its division in the late 3rd century and its permanent separation in 395.   In the late 480s the Ostrogoths, with the sanction of the Emperor … Continue reading

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Avignon

AVIGNON Medieval County around the city of Avignon, which stands on the River Rhône in Provence in southeastern France;  A Bishopric and Archbishopric. 1.  Avignon was a Roman city (Avenio), which later belonged to the Middle Kingdom of the Emperor … Continue reading

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Apulia et Calabria

APULIA ET CALABRIA Province in southeastern Italy in the late Roman Empire, joining Calabria, the heel of Italy, with Apulia to the northwest, a district that included the “spur” of Italy.  The old province is now the region of Puglia … Continue reading

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Abenberg

ABENBERG County in the Holy Roman Empire, in southern Germany.   The town of Abenberg is south of Nürnberg, in the Land of Bayern. The Counts, vassals of the Bishops of Bamberg, were powerful in the 11th and 12th centuries and … Continue reading

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