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(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...
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