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Lyon

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
1,796 words

In the sixteenth century Lyon was a city of considerable importance. The third-largest city in France and a hub of

Lyon

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,253 words
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2

French city near the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, and préfecture of the Rhône département. 1. Faience. 2.

Lyons

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
103 words

At a convergence of land and water routes, Lyons was a commercial centre from ancient times. Originally in the kingdom

Lyon

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
274 words
The city of Lyon was in the early modern period confined to the peninsula at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône; the two rivers met at what is now the Place Bellecour, which was ... More
Lyon

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
94 words

(Eng. Lyons)

City and river port in se France, at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers; capital of

Lyon

Lyon   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
325 words

Lyon (Lyons) owes to its situation at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône the role of crossroads that

Lyon

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George J. Sheridan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
1,182 words
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At the intersection of the Rhône and Sâone rivers in France, Lyon has long enjoyed prominence in commerce, both regional and international. In Roman times, the merchants and bargemen of ... More

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