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Acts of the Apostles

Acts of the Apostles  

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A New Testament book immediately following the Gospels and relating the history of the early Church, and in particular the missionary journeys of St Paul and others.
Ælle

Ælle  

(d. c.514),founder of the South Saxon kingdom, is said to have landed near Selsey Bill in 477, traditionally with three sons and three ships, driving the Britons back into Andredesweald. His next ...
Albania

Albania  

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One of the poorest of the former communist states, Albania is now moving towards the European UnionThough Albania is a coastal country, not much of its territory is at sea level. Mountains make up ...
Alexander legend

Alexander legend  

Medieval fascination with the figure of Alexander goes back to the 3rd-century Greek romance of Pseudo-Callisthenes, which became known to the west in large part, though not exclusively, through the ...
Anatolia

Anatolia  

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The Greek‐derived (from anatolē, ‘sunrise’) equivalent of Roman Asia Minor and modern Turkey, between the Aegean and the Euphrates.
Andechs dynasty

Andechs dynasty  

A noble dynasty with properties in western Bavaria (castle Andechs on the Ammersee), Tyrol (control of the Brenner Pass), and around Bamberg. Visible on the scene from the end of ...
annals and chronicles: Germany/Austria—Kaiserchronik

annals and chronicles: Germany/Austria—Kaiserchronik  

(between 1126 and 1147/52) First vernacular verse chronicle in the German-language area. Composed in Regensburg, the chronicle covers the history of the Roman Empire from its beginnings to the German ...
Anselm

Anselm  

Author, ambassador, bishop of Havelberg (1129–55), and archbishop of Ravenna (1155–58); born Germany? ca.1100, died Milan 12 Aug. 1158.In 1135/6 Anselm visited Constantinople as the ambassador of the ...
Antioch

Antioch  

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A city in southern Turkey which was the ancient capital of Syria under the Seleucid kings, who founded it c.300 bc.
Arles

Arles  

(city, kingdom) Situated at the mouth of the Rhône delta in southern France, Arles was an important administrative centre in the late Roman Empire. After a period of decline under ...

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