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Venice is a most celebrated city of our age, a distinguished market town of Italy, most powerful on land and sea. Some say that it took its beginning from Enetus, or Venetus, a Trojan, for after Troy had been destroyed and Anterior came to the…

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Verona, a beautiful and distinguished city of Venetia, bordering the Alps, which the Adige River divides, as Justin, drawing from Pompeius Trogus, attests, was built by the Gauls who captured the city of Rome, and also Milan, Brescia, and Bergamo,…

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Marseilles, a city of Transalpine Gaul, was founded in the first year of the reign of Zedekiah by the Phocaeans who arrive as fugitives. For in the time of Tarquin the king, young Phocaeans from Asia Minor, sailing up the mouth of the Tiber, joined…

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Ninus, king of the Assyrians, when his father Belus had passed away (as was made clear before, founded the great city of Nineveh or Nisibis, a three-days’ journey across, and established the beginning of a kingdom. In this city, once he had taken up…

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Ferrera is a distinguished city located by the ancient Po. Histories say that this city was first encircles with walls and adorned by Smaragdus, patrician and exarch of Italy, around the year of the Lord 700. They say that the reason for its name was…

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Basel, an extensive and very famous city in the province of Switzerland, was built in royal place and hence called Basel for βασιλικος means ‘regal’ in Greek, and hence among the Greeks a kingdom is called βασιλεια – or it was named because of…

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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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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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Finally, after some time, he besieged a fortress or castle of the Turks named Sabatz at the shore of the River Zava or Sava, and quite carefully equipped by them with very strong construction of wood and earth (as the following figure shows, through…
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