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Katsina

for the study of 19th century Sudanic Africa. Although Barth was not the first European visitor who paid attention to the local oral traditions, he was the first who seriously considered its methodology and usability for historical research. Barth was the first truly scholarly traveler in West Africa. Earlier ones such as René Caillié, Dixon Denham and Hugh Clapperton had no academic knowledge. Barth could read Arabic and was able to investigate the history of some regions, particularly the Songhay empire. He also seems to have learned some African languages. He established close relations with a number of African scholars and rulers, from Muhammad al-Amin al-Kanemi in Bornu, through the Katsina and Sokoto regions to Timbuktu, where his friendship with Ahmad_al-Bakkai_al-Kunti led to his staying in his house and receiving protection from an attempt to seize him. left 230px thumbnail Heinrich Barth's house in Timbuktu (in summer 1908 before its collapse) (File:Barth-Haus.jpg)


Murom

, literally '''Elijah of Murom''') is a Kievan Rus' epic (Slavic mythology) hero. He is celebrated in numerous ''byliny (bylina)'' (folk epic poems (Epic poetry)). Along with Dobrynya Nikitich and Alyosha Popovich he is regarded as the greatest of all the legendary ''bogatyrs'' (i.e., medieval knights-errant (knight-errant) of Kievan Rus). (The three of them are represented together in Vasnetsov's famous painting ''Warriors'', as illustrated below.) thumb left 200px Statue of Ilya Muromets in Murom. (Image:Muromets2.jpg) According to legends, Ilya, the son of a farmer, was born in the village of Karacharovo, near Murom. He suffered serious illness in his youth and was unable to walk until the age of 33 (till then he could only lie (Lying (position)) on a Russian oven), when he was miraculously healed by two pilgrims. He was then given super-human strength by a dying knight, Svyatogor, and set out to liberate the city of Kiev from Idolishche to serve Prince Vladimir the Fair Sun (Vladimir I of Kiev) (''Vladimir Krasnoye Solnyshko''). Along the way he single-handedly defended the city of Chernigov from nomadic invasion (possibly by Polovtsi) and was offered knighthood by the local ruler, but Ilya declined to stay. In the forests of Bryansk he then killed the forest-dwelling monster Nightingale the Robber (''Solovei-Razboinik''), who could murder travellers with his powerful whistle. Yermak Timoyeevich was a Don Cossack warrior who was born by the Chusovaya River in Russia. The only information about Yermak’s upbringing comes from a source called the Cherepanov Chronicle. Though the chronicle was compiled by a Tobolsk coachman in 1760, far after Yermak’s death, and was never published in full, in 1894, the historian A. A. Dmitriyev determined that the chronicle was likely a copy or paraphrase of an authentic 17th century document. According to the section of the chronicle entitled ‘On Yermak, and where he was born,’ Yermak’s grandfather named Afonasiy Grigor’yevich Alenin was from Suzdal, northeast of Moscow. Armstrong, pp. 10-11 To escape poverty, he moved to Vladimir (Vladimir, Russia) where he became a coachman in the Murom forests. In the Murom forests, he was arrested by the voyevoda for driving unscrupulous passengers, robbers who had hired him. Afonasiy’s son and Yermak’s father Timofey relocated to the Stroganov lands on the Chusovaya in order to make money. Semyonov, p. 67 There, Yermak is speculated to have been born with the name Vasiliy Timoyeevich Alenin. Armstrong, p. 11 The Russian historian A. Lobin tried to calculate the size of the Russian army at Orsha based on the mobilisation capacities of the towns which had to send townspeople for military services. Лобин А. Н. К вопросу о численности вооружённых сил Российского государства в XVI в. Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana 2009 Nr 1-2. pp.45-78 It is known that except for Boyar sons of the sovereign's regiment there were people of 14 towns: Novgorod, Pskov, Velikie Luki, Kostroma, Murom, Borovsk, Tver, Volok (Volokolamsk), Roslavl, Vyazma, Pereyaslavl (Pereslavl-Zalessky), Kolomna, Yaroslavl and Starodub. Лобин А. Н. К вопросу о численности вооружённых сил Российского государства в XVI в. Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana 2009 Nr. 1-2. pp. 63-64 Based on the data of the well-documented Polotsk campaign of 1563 the author gives following numbers: 400–500 Tatars, 200 boyar sons of the sovereign's regiment, 3,000 Novgorodian and Pskovians, and about 3,600 representatives of other towns, altogether about 7,200 noblemen. Complemented with servants the overall number of the Russian army could be 13,000-15,000 men. Considering the losses


Naantali

, Ekenäs, Helsinki and Priozersk that had been captured from Russia in 1580. but no known historical research provides support for a link between the number of roses and the number of towns in Finland in 1580. In September 2000 ''Mariella'' was refitted at Naantali with rear sponsons and a new fast rescue boat. Her interior was also brought up to date, the disco moved from deck eight to deck seven, and for some time after the refit she sported the text "Updated


Rauma, Finland

; ref but no known historical research provides support for a link between the number of roses and the number of towns in Finland in 1580. In 1999 the ''Birka Princess'' was rebuilt with additional cabins and more streamlined superstructure. In January 2002 Birka Line purchased the entirety of United Shipping which was renamed Birka Cargo. In November of the same year the company placed an order for a new cruise ship with Aker Finnyards, Rauma (Rauma, Finland). The ship


Homestead Air Reserve Base

World War II Army Airfields * Thomas L. Brown II References * Maurer, Maurer. ''Air Force Combat Units of World War II''. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office 1961 (republished 1983, Office of Air Force History, ISBN 0-912799-02-1). * Ravenstein, Charles A. ''Air Force Combat Wings Lineage


Thule Air Base

) * Qaanaaq Airport * Thule people * Kee Bird * Camp Fistclench * Alert Airport Canadian References * Balchen, Bernt. ''Come North With Me''. EP Dutton, New York, 1958. * Maurer, Maurer. ''Air Force Combat Units Of World


Richmondshire

, distinguishes the parish from the adjacent civil parish of Carlton Highdale, historically part of the manor of Carlton. The village is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, near the River Cover


Provincias Internas

of Coahuila, Texas and Chihuahua, he came to Arizpe in the province of Sonora in October 1779 to set up his residence, declaring it the capital of the Captaincy in January 12, 1780. In Arizpe, Croix created a house Currency and in 1782 he created the Bank of San Carlos. Historical overview of the northern border of Mexico, Volume 5, p. 212-213. Authors: David Piñera Ramirez Historical Research Center - UNAM UABC. Edition 2 Publisher: UABC, 1994 ISBN 968-7326-01-8, 9789687326016 Pedro


Sokoto

seriously considered its methodology and usability for historical research. Barth was the first truly scholarly traveler in West Africa. Earlier ones such as René Caillié, Dixon Denham and Hugh Clapperton had no academic knowledge. Barth could read Arabic and was able to investigate the history of some regions, particularly the Songhay empire. He also seems to have learned some African languages. He established close relations with a number of African scholars and rulers, from Muhammad


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