Alcuin of York or Ealhwine, nicknamed Albinus or Flaccus (730s or 740s – May 19, 804) was a scholar, ecclesiastic, poet and teacher from York, Northumbria. He was born around 735 and became the student of Ecgbert at York. At the invitation of Charlemagne, he became a leading scholar and teacher at the Carolingian court, where he remained a figure at court in the 780s and 790s. He was responsible for inventing lower case letters.
The Alamanni, Allemanni, or Alemanni were originally an alliance of Germanic tribes located around the upper Rhine river. One of the earliest references to them is the cognomen Alamannicus assumed by Roman Emperor Caracalla, who ruled the Roman Empire from 211–17 and claimed thereby to be their defeater. The nature of this alliance and their previous tribal affiliations remain uncertain. The alliance was aggressive in nature, attacking the Roman province of Germania Superior whenever it could.
Feudalism is a decentralized sociopolitical structure in which a weak monarchy attempts to control the lands of the realm through reciprocal agreements with regional leaders. In its most classic sense, feudalism refers to the Medieval European political system composed of a set of reciprocal legal and military obligations among the warrior nobility, revolving around the three key concepts of lords, vassals, and fiefs.
The Merovingians (also Merovings) were a Salian Frankish dynasty that came to rule the Franks in a region largely corresponding to ancient Gaul from the middle of the fifth century. Their politics involved frequent civil warfare among branches of the family. During the final century of the Merovingian rule, the dynasty was increasingly pushed into a ceremonial role. The Merovingian rule was ended in 751 when Pepin the Short formally deposed Childeric III, beginning the Carolingian monarchy.
Sergius III was a pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 29 January 904 to 14 April 911. Because Sergius III was possibly the only pope known to have ordered the murder of another pope and the only pope known to have fathered an illegitimate son who later became pope, his pontificate has been described as "dismal and disgraceful. " Sergius was the son of Benedictus, and came from a noble Roman family.
The letter yogh, was used in Middle English and Middle Scots, representing y and various velar phonemes. It was derived from the Old English form of the letter g. In Middle English writing, tailed z came to be indistinguishable from yogh. In Middle Scots the character yogh representing the sound /j/ came to be confused with a cursive z and the early Scots printers often used z, when yogh was not available in their fonts. Consequently some Lowland Scots words have a z in place of a yogh.
Clovis (c. 466 - 511) was the first King of the Franks to unite all the Frankish tribes under one ruler. He was also the first Catholic King to rule over Gaul (France). He was the son of Childeric I and Basina. In 481, when he was fifteen, he succeeded his father. The Salian Franks were one of two Frankish tribes who were then occupying the area west of the lower Rhine, with their center in an area known as Toxandria, between the Meuse and Scheldt (in what is now the Netherlands and Belgium).
Austrasia (rarely Austria, both meaning "eastern land"), formed the north-eastern portion of the Kingdom of the Merovingian Franks, comprising parts of the territory of present-day eastern France, western Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Metz served as its capital, although some Austrasian kings ruled from Rheims, Trier, and Cologne also. Austrasia was also used as a term for northeast Italy, as opposed to Neustria, which meant the northwest.
Hugh Capet (c. 940 – 24 October 996), called in contemporary sources "Hugh the Great", was the first King of France of the eponymous Capetian dynasty from his election to succeed the Carolingian Louis V in 987 until his death.
The Carolingian dynasty (known variously as the Carlovingians, Carolings, or Karlings) was a Frankish noble family with its origins in the Arnulfing and Pippinid clans of the 7th century. The name "Carolingian", Medieval Latin karolingi, an altered form of an unattested Old High German *karling, kerling (meaning "descendant of Charles", cf. MHG kerlinc), derives from the Latinised name of Charles Martel: Carolus.
Wrocław University of Technology is an autonomous technical university in Wrocław, Poland. With buildings dispersed throughout the city, its main facilities are gathered at a central location near Plac Grunwaldzki, alongside the Oder River. It also operates three regional branches in Jelenia Góra, Legnica, and Wałbrzych.
Note: Where available, this list uses the original English dubbed name of the species. However, many of these species have only appeared in Japanese materials, and do not have English names. A portion of these species possess the X-Antibody, either as a variation of a prior species, or as a natural carrier of it. These Digimon will either be listed as "Digimon X", or with "Carries X-Antibody", as appropriate. Also, many of the links redirect back to this page.
The Cash Money Millionaires is an alliance of 504 rappers from New Orleans, Louisiana, that gained fame in the mid 1990s. It basically included anyone that was signed or affiliated with Cash Money Records. The main members of the Cash Money Millionaires included Juvenile, B.G. , Lil Wayne, Turk (collectively known as the Hot Boys), Birdman, and Mannie Fresh (the latter two are collectively known as the Big Tymers). Other members were Lac and Stone known as the D Boys.
Idol stjörnuleit (Idol Starsearch) is Iceland's version of the British reality series Pop Idol. The show allows the people of Iceland -- through telephone voting -- to select the winner of several televised singing contests, following the same format as Pop Idol. The show airs on Stöð 2, three seasons have been finished so far with the fourth season currently being aired. It is hosted by Jói and Simmi.
A parazonium is a long triangular dagger, wide at the hilt end and coming to a point. In the Roman mythology, it is frequently carried by Virtus, particularly on early representations. It is also sometimes carried by Mars, or Roma, or the Emperor, giving them the aura of courage. In Roman statuary, the weapon is cradled in the bearer's left arm or on Trajan's column, for example, it is stuck into the left side of the officer's chest band.
All Content in this site is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. See our Terms of service