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This holy man Willibald began to build the city of Eichstätt upon the bank of the river that is called the Altmühl, in a vast wilderness surrounded by forests. In it there is also a monastery for nuns of the order of Saint Benedict, famous for the…

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Bamberg is a famous city in Franconia, which the Radiantia River (called Regnitz in the vernacular language) divides, located on a good and fertile site. This river discharges the Pegnitz not far from Nuremberg, and it provides the people of Bamberg…

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Rome, a city to be celebrated throughout the world, mistress of all things in Latium, and lying beside the River Tiber, was named after Romulus its founder. They state that it was founded by him in the eleventh year of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and in…

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Constance, is a city in Germany, not very large but wealthy and beautiful for its walls. The Rhine emerges from a lake and returns again to its channel. There is a bridge on it, which reaches from the gate of this city to Germany. Across the bridge,…

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Athens was a very famous city in the region of Attica, a few traces of which remain. Cicero, in the third book of On the Nature of the Gods, said that this city was first founded by Alabandus. Plato, however, in the Timaeus, said that the Egyptian…

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Genoa, mistress and queen of the Ligurians, and also called Janua, is a very renowned city in Italy, situated on the shores of the Ligurian Gulf. Some say it was founded by a certain Fenuus, son of King Saturn, and was named after him. Others, such…

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Corinth was a once-distinguished city in Achaia, which was first built by the robber Sisyphus, son of Aeolus, on the isthmus between the Ionian and Aegean Seas in Moses’ eightieth year. It was first called Certhyra, then, when it grew, Ephyra,…

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An enormous storm, unheard of before, raged to an extreme degree in the royal city of Constantinople in the year of the Salvation 1490 on the 12th day of the month of July. For [this was caused by] the fires of the three upper celestial bodies, which…

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Naples is an ancient and quite famous city of Campania, once called Parthenope. Titus Livy reports its origin in the eighth book, in the following words about Cumae.Palepolis was not far from where Naples now is. The same people lived in the two…
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