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Adriatic Sea

Adriatic Sea  

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(Gk. ὁ Ἀδρίας; Lat. Mare adriaticum or superum), used as an alternative to ‘Ionian Sea’ for the waters between the Balkan peninsula and Italy, and like ‘Ionian’, sometimes extended to ...
Annals of Bari

Annals of Bari  

(Lat. Annales Barenses). The region of Bari produced three closely connected historical works on Apulia that are valuable sources for Byz.'s conflict with the Arabs and the Normans: (1) the ...
Apulia

Apulia  

In Roman times, Apulia covered the north of modern Puglia and the neighbouring areas: the south of the region was called Calabria, a name that shifted during the early Middle ...
Bari

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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(Βάρις), Adriatic port in Apulia, occupied by the Byz. in 875/6 and used as a military base during their recovery

Bari

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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An Adriatic Port in Apulia, now a regional capital; the old town (which alone existed before the reign of

Bari, Siege of

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010

The attack against Apulia’s largest port city and capital was led by Norman warlords in 1068–1071. Located in the

Calabria

Calabria  

Before designating the former land of the Bruttii, western extremity of the Italian peninsula, the word “Calabria” applied only to the Salento (terra d'Otranto). At first used by simple geographical ...
cathedra

cathedra  

[Co]Latin term for the throne of a bishop in the early church, usually placed in the apse behind the high altar.
Great Schism

Great Schism  

1378–1417.After the papacy's stay from 1309 at Avignon, an enclave in southern France, the Roman populace in 1378 demanded an Italian pope and the conclave, intimidated, elected Urban VI. Within ...
Lombards

Lombards  

A member of a Germanic people who invaded Italy in the 6th century, and who settled in what became Lombardy. The name of this people comes from Italian lombardo, representing late Latin Langobardus, ...
Louis II

Louis II  

(Λοδόϊχος), Frankish emperor (854–75); born ca.822, died Brescia 12 Aug. 875.Crowned king of the Lombards by Pope Sergius II (844–47) in 844, Louis spent almost his entire adult life ...
Nemanyich

Nemanyich  

The national dynasty of medieval Serbia, which reigned between 1166 and 1371. The founder of the dynasty, Stefan Nemanya, Grand Zhupan of Serbia (1166–1196), reorganised the Serbian State and ...
Nicholas of Tolentino

Nicholas of Tolentino  

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(c.1245–1306), Augustinian Friar. His life was pious, but uneventful. Fragments of his body, interred at Tolentino, are reputed to bleed before great calamities. Feast day, 10 Sept.
Normans In Italy

Normans In Italy  

During the 11th and 12th cc., Southern Italy became the protagonist of an unprecedented historical event: its political, military and administrative unification under the Norman dynasty. Apulia and ...
Otranto

Otranto  

(ὐδρου̑ς), port in southern Apulia, commanding the shortest route across the Adriatic Sea to Avlon. During the Gothic War Otranto was an important garrison town and naval staging post. A ...
Robert Guiscard

Robert Guiscard  

(died 1085)Son of Tancred, lord of Hauteville-la-Guichard (near Coutances) and his second wife, he represents the most perfect success of a younger son who set out to pursue adventure in the 11th ...
San Clemente at Casauria

San Clemente at Casauria  

The origins and fortunes of the abbey of San Clemente are largely linked to the emperor Louis II (825–875). Named king of Italy by his father Lothar I from 840 ...
Urban VI

Urban VI  

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(1318–89), Pope from 8 Apr. 1378. He was elected on the death of Gregory XI under pressure from the Roman populace, who demanded an Italian. Though he had previously been noted for his austerity and ...

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