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During the medieval period, the Pyrenees were not a barrier but a veritable link between the populations settled on both sides of the chain. We see this in the circulation ...

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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... . The baths at Vernet lie in a secluded valley ‘Bauche’ TAC1 GRH Graham...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Pyrenees (French: Pyrénées; Spanish: Pirineos) , France–Spain A mountain range named after the mythological nymph Pyrène, who is said to have been buried in the mountains by Hercules, having been killed by wild beasts....

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The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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... , hilly Australian wine region in the Western Victoria Zone sandwiched between the Grampians to the west and Bendigo to the east, named after the mountains separating France from Spain. It has nearly 50...

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World Encyclopedia

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... Range of mountains in s France and n Spain, extending in an almost straight line e to w from the Mediterranean Sea to the Bay of Biscay. They formed in the Tertiary era. The Pyrenees contain deposits of marble, gypsum, and oil. There are extensive forests. Sheep and goat grazing is the chief farming activity. The highest point is Pico de Aneto, 3406m (11,168ft). Length: 435km...

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John James van Nostrand and Simon J. Keay

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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... ( Πυρήνη, τὰ Πυρηναῖα ὄρη ; Pyrenaeus mons ) , the range of mountains between Gaul (Transalpine) and Hispania ( Spain ). The name derived from a city, or port of call, frequented by traders from Massalia . Avienus ( 559 ) knew both the town and the mountains, the former near Portus Veneris ( Port Vendres ). All classical estimates as to length were excessive and Pliny (1) first correctly ascribes an east–west direction for the range (4. 110). The chief highway (via Herculea, later the via Augusta) crossed the mountains near their eastern limit...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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... During the medieval period, the Pyrenees were not a barrier but a veritable link between the populations settled on both sides of the chain. We see this in the circulation of pious hermits like St Orens , who came from Huesca and settled in Lavedan, the early spread of the cults of St Vincent of Saragossa and St Eulalia of Toledo , or the participation of francos knights in the Reconquest . Of the political entities strung along the foothills, only Aragon became a kingdom in 1035 ; the others were only counties or viscounties, the Catalan group...

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Neil Morris

Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

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...Pyrenees ( Pyrénées , Pirineos ) A range of mountains extending along the border between France and Spain from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean. Its highest peak is the Pico de Aneto in northern Spain, which rises to a height of 3,404 m. There are French and Spanish national parks within the range, and tourism is important. Neil Morris...

Pyrénées, Traité des

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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..., Traité des . Signed in 1659 , this treaty put an end to Franco‐Spanish hostilities; it was sealed by the marriage between Louis XIV and Marie‐Thérèse , daughter of Philip IV of Spain...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., battle of the , 1813 . Following Wellington 's offensive in the spring of 1813 , Marshal Soult's army of 88,000 men attempted to lift the siege of the French‐held towns of San Sebastián and Pamplona in northern Spain. Wellington met Soult at Sorauren near Pamplona on 28 and again on 30 July and won hard‐fought...

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Gary Sheffield

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., battle of the , 1813 . Following Wellington ’s offensive in the spring of 1813 , Marshal Soult’s army of 88,000 men attempted to lift the siege of the French-held towns of San Sebastián and Pamplona in northern Spain. The series of actions that resulted are known as the battle of the Pyrenees. Soult achieved surprise and forced small British forces to retire from the key mountain passes at Maya and Roncesvalles on 25 July. Wellington met Soult at Sorauren near Pamplona on 28 and again on 30 July and won hard-fought victories. On 2 August the French...

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..., Peace of the ( 1659 ) Treaty between France and Spain after the Thirty Years' War . France gained territory in Artois and Flanders, and Philip IV of Spain reluctantly agreed to his daughter's marriage to Louis XIV . She was to renounce her claim to the Spanish throne in exchange for a subsidy. Because Spain could not pay the subsidy, the renunciation became void, giving Louis a claim on the Spanish Netherlands and resulting in the War of...

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Matthew Kilburn

Dictionary Plus History

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...Pyrenees, Peace of the A treaty of 1659 concluding the Franco-Spanish War ( 1635–59 ). Philip IV of Spain was forced to cede Roussillon on the northern edge of Catalonia to France as well as Artois in the Netherlands with its fortifications. His daughter Maria Theresa was to marry Louis XIV. As Spain never paid her dowry Louis XIV ignored Maria Theresa’s renunciation of her rights to the Spanish throne. He later sought to conquer the Spanish Netherlands and in 1700 recognized their grandson as Philip V of Spain, opening the War of the Spanish Succession. Matthew...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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109 words

... • Achinese , Ambonese, appease, Assamese, Balinese, Belize, Beninese, Bernese, bêtise, Bhutanese, breeze, Burmese, Cantonese, Castries, cerise, cheese, chemise, Chinese, Cingalese, Cleese, Congolese, Denise, Dodecanese, ease, éminence grise, expertise, Faroese, freeze, Fries, frieze, Gabonese, Genoese, Goanese, Guyanese, he's, Japanese, Javanese, jeez, journalese, Kanarese, Keys, Lebanese, lees, legalese, Louise, Macanese, Madurese, Maltese, marquise, Milanese, Nepalese, Nipponese, officialese, overseas, pease, Pekinese, Peloponnese, Piedmontese,...

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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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2012
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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2012
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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64 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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