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Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy

" Pierre Riché (translated by Michael Idomir Allen), ''The Carolingians,'' University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993, ISBN 978-0-8122-1342-3, page 59 Throughout the ninth century, the abbeys played an important cultural role in Lotharingia, particularly thanks to abbot Christian (Christian of Stavelot). Around 875, the relics of St Quirinus (Nicasius, Quirinus, Scubiculus, and Pientia) were


Rostov-on-Don

2008 Cossacks not only reestablished all of their hosts, they also took over police and even administrative duties in their homelands. The Russian military also took advantage of the patriotic feelings among the Cossacks and as the hosts become larger and more organised, has in past turned over some of its surplus technology to them. On par with that, the Cossacks also play a large cultural role in the South of Russia. Since the whole rural population of the Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and Stavropol territories, as well as the Autonomous republics of the Northern Caucasus, consists almost exclusively of Cossack descendants (among the ethnic Russian population), the region was always known, even in the Soviet times for its high discipline, low crime and conservative views, like having one of the highest rates of religious attendance and literacy rates. Commons:Rostov-on-Don Wikipedia:Rostov-on-Don


Balkh

of the Blue Mosque", from the building it shares with a religious library. As well as exhibits from the ancient ruins of Balkh, the collection includes works of Islamic art including a 13th-century Quran, and examples of Afghan decorative and folk art. Cultural role Balkh had a major role in the development of the Persian language and literature (Persian literature). The early works of Persian literature were written by poets and writers who were originally from Balkh


Tbilisi

, Akaki Tsereteli, Simon Zavarian and many other statesmen, poets, and artists all found their home in Tbilisi. Tbilisi was visited on numerous occasions by and was the object of affection of Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Mikhail Lermontov, the Romanov Family and others. The Romanov Family established their residence (in Transcaucasia) on Golovin Street (Present-day Rustaveli Avenue). Throughout the century, the political, economic and cultural role of Tbilisi


Kyrgyzstan

берген? ) is a pass (mountain pass) in the Tian Shan mountain range on the border between the Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) of China (People's Republic of China). Cultural role The capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, is named after the paddle used to churn the fermenting milk, showing the importance of the drink in the national culture. '''European route E&nbsp


Normandy

their short-lived European colony in North America (Norse colonization of the Americas), five centuries before Columbus (Christopher Columbus). In Normandy, the Vikings adopted French culture and language, mixed with the native population of mostly Frankish and Gallo-Roman stock and became known as the Normans. They played a major political, military, and cultural role in medieval Europe and even the Near East. They were famed for their martial


Florence

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Wales

and the policies of the Third Reich led to her leaving Germany in 1939. She lived for a short time in Switzerland before emigrating first to England where she began writing anti-Nazi columns for the ''Daily Sketch'' newspaper. In Normandy, the Vikings adopted French culture and language, mixed with the native population of mostly Frankish and Gallo-Roman stock and became known as the Normans. They played a major political, military, and cultural role in medieval Europe and even


South Africa

s afp 20081011 wl_mideast_afp egyptfrancediplomacy " France invites Egypt to join G14" In South Africa, the madrasahs also play a social and cultural role in giving after-school religious instruction to Muslim children who attend government or private non-religious schools. However, increasing numbers of more affluent


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