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Arrondissement of Privas in the Department of Ardeche, France (Paperback) Loot Price: R274
Discovery Miles 2 740
Arrondissement of Privas in the Department of Ardeche, France (Paperback): Clara Louisa Wells
Arrondissement of Privas in the Department of Ardeche, France (Paperback): Clara Louisa Wells

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Arrondissement of Privas in the Department of Ardeche, France (Paperback)

Clara Louisa Wells

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... there by noble Lancelot de Mars, with his lieutenant Guillaume Mourier, guardian of salt at Privas. The district of Le Petit-Tournon included Pranles. The monks of Charay had a house there. The principal square was the Place de I'Olive. The church was dedicated to Ste. Marie. Le Petit Tournon was partly burned, when, in 1632, royal troops captured there the Viscount de Lestrange, who had taken part in the revolt of Gaston d'Orleans and the Duke de Montmorency. The Viscount was executed at Pont-St Esprit, without other ceremony than the orders of the Intendant Machault. At the promontory, formed by the confluence of the Charalon and Mezayon Rivers, propped against an inaccessible mountain and defended by two deep ravines, the early settlement, supposed by the best historians to have existed there, occupied a strong position. Later, the. colony extended upon the site of Privas, where it gradually developed, and instead of being a mere faubourg of Le Petit-Tournon, Privas became the principal center of the region. Restricted at first to the promontory of Charalon, it took possession, by degrees, of the large circle formed by the Coiron, the Gras and the Boutieres, becoming established at the base of Mont Toulon, protected on the north and west by impracticable mountains and easily perceiving and preventing hostile approach, whether by the defile of Ouveze or the opening of Alissas. When the Romans came, they furrowed the region with paved Ways, most of them folloAving the previous Celtic paths. That of Privas, at Baix, left the grand route between Alba (Aps) and Valence, passing by Chomerac and Alissas. It continued to the west, by Mont Toulon, descended towards the Bareze, mounted then to Veyras and Creysseilles, the Champ-de-Mars, Mezillac, the...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Clara Louisa Wells
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-91745-5
Barcode: 9781150917455
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-91745-8

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