Brittany

What is Brittany known for?


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; their activities also connected Cornwall strongly with Ireland, Brittany, Scotland, and Wales, where many of these saints were trained or formed monasteries. The Cornish saints were often closely connected to the local civil rulers; in a number of cases, the saints were also kings. Chafing under the restraints of the schools, he traveled to Brittany, where at Pont-Aven and Concarneau he turned his attention to marine painting and landscape (landscape painting). Although French


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). The Celtic-Fusion sound mixes traditional tunes from England, Scotland, Ireland and Brittany with original vocal and instrumental songs in the Celtic (Celtic music) style. Schoemaker writes many of the original lyrics, drawing from Greek mythology, Celtic folk tales, and historical episodes from France and the British Isles. Cloghane and Brandon (Brandon, County Kerry) (''An Clochán agus Cé Bhréanainn'') are jointly List of twin towns and sister cities in the Republic


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Tropicola, a domestic drink, is served in Cuba instead of Coca-Cola, due to a United States embargo. French brand Mecca Cola and British brand Qibla Cola are competitors to Coca-Cola in the Middle East. In Turkey, Cola Turka, in Iran and the Middle East, Zam Zam Cola and Parsi Cola, in some parts of China, China Cola, in Slovenia, Cockta and the inexpensive Mercator Cola, sold only in the country's biggest supermarket chain, Mercator (Mercator (retail)), are some of the brand's competitors. Classiko Cola, made by Tiko Group, the largest manufacturing company in Madagascar, is a serious competitor to Coca-Cola in many regions. Laranjada is the top-selling soft drink on Madeira. One of the earliest references to couscous in Western Europe is in Brittany, in a letter dated January 12, 1699. But it made an earlier appearance in Provence, where the traveler Jean Jacques Bouchard wrote of eating it in Toulon in 1630. Couscous was originally made from millet. See numerous books describing couscous as boiled millet: http: www.google.com search?tbo p&tbm bks&q millet+couscous&tbs ,cdr:1,cd_min:Jan%203_2%201,cd_max:Dec%2031_2%201922&num 10#q millet+couscous&hl en&tbs bks:1,cdr:1,cd_min:Jan+3_2+1,cd_max:Dec+31_2+1922&ei vGxCTdLYEcPbgQeFnc2JAg&start 0&sa N&fp 64aa18c4243f0c16 Historians have different opinions as to when wheat began to replace the use of millet. The conversion seems to have occurred sometime in the 20th century, although many regions continue to use the traditional millet. Couscous seems to have a North African origin. Archaeological evidence dating back to the 10th century, consisting of kitchen utensils needed to prepare this dish, has been found in this part of the world


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way for field and pasture. Some of the steeper slopes and hill tops are inaccessible or impractical for arable farming, and there the archaeology is relatively well preserved; the valley floors and broader hills have usually been ploughed, and hence do not have a good record of pre-Roman (Roman Britain) archaeology, although this does not mean that Iron Age peoples didn't settle there. Indeed, many contemporary theories postulate that hillforts may not have been the main focus of settlement, but served more as a marketplace-cum-stronghold in times of danger, and in fact most of the time, the population was concentrated in the valleys. By the Late Iron Age, the inhabitants of Dorset were minting their own coinage and thriving on trade with Northern Gaul (Armorica, now known as Brittany). However, after Armorica was conquered by Julius Caesar in 56 BC, the trade dried up; the Romans re-arranged trade with Britain to the profit of their allies, the Trinovantes, in Essex. The next century or so until the Roman conquest saw a long drawn-out period of economic retrenchment in Dorset, in parallel with a rising population and a decline in soil quality (much of it had been in cultivation for 4,000 years). By the time of the Roman Conquest, it is likely that a combination of overpopulation and impoverishment of the soil left many people starving, to which bone analysis of skeletons from Bere Regis bears witness; several of the skeletons present ample evidence of numerous distinct episodes of severe malnourishment during childhood. Digging for Britain, presented by Dr Alice Roberts for the BBC; 9 sept 2011 Naval architecture, wooden classic boat Brittany, (Brittany) France 21 June 2010 '''Fulk I of Anjou''' (about 870 – 942), called ''the Red'', was son of viscount Ingelger of Angers and Resinde "Aelinde" D'Amboise, was the first count of Anjou (List of Counts and Dukes of Anjou) from 898 to 941. He increased the territory of the viscounty of Angers and it became a county around 930. During his reign he was permanently at war with the Normans and the Bretons (Brittany). He occupied the county of Nantes in 907, but abandoned it to the Bretons in 919. He married Rosalie de Loches. He died around 942 and was succeeded by his son Fulk II (Fulk II of Anjou). The modern day Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, is a descendant of his, along with various other European monarchs. He was often at war with the Bretons (Brittany). He seems to have been a man of culture, a poet and an artist. He was succeeded by his son Geoffrey Greymantle (Geoffrey I of Anjou). In the course of the series, Sister Fidelma journeys to many different parts of Western Europe, including Ireland, Wales, Northumbria (England), Hispania (Spain), Brittany, Francia and Rome. The differences between the societies she encounters and her native country is an ongoing theme throughout the series. Through Fidelma's adventures, Peter Tremayne introduces his readers to his views and interpretations of events and conflicts of 7th century Ireland. Major themes in the Sister Fidelma series include: Saint '''Deiniol''' (died 584) was the first Bishop of Bangor in the Kingdom of Gwynedd, Wales. He is also venerated (veneration) in Brittany as '''Saint Denoual'''. In English (English language), the name is translated as '''Daniel''' but this is rarely used. The Seven Years' War (1756–65) began somewhat inauspiciously for the Navy, with a French siege of Minorca and the failure of Admiral John Byng to relieve it; he was executed on his own quarterdeck. Voltaire famously wrote that he had been shot "to encourage the others" (admirals). Minorca was lost but subsequent operations went more successfully (due more to government support and better strategic thinking, rather than admirals "encouraged" by Byng's example), and the British fleet won several victories. The French tried to invade Britain in 1759 but their force was defeated at Quiberon Bay off the coast of Brittany. Spain entered the war against Britain in 1762 but lost Havana and Manila, though the latter was given back in exchange for Florida. The Treaty of Paris (Treaty of Paris (1763)) that ended the war left Britain with colonial gains, but isolated strategically. thumb Entrance at Truro Cathedral (Image:Truro Cathedral welcome 20070527.jpg) has welcome sign in several languages, including Cornish The '''history of Cornwall''' begins with the pre-Roman inhabitants, including speakers of a Celtic language that would develop into Brythonic (Brythonic languages) and Cornish (Cornish language). Cornwall was part of the territory of the tribe of the Dumnonii which included Devon and parts of Somerset. After a period of Roman (Roman Empire) rule, Cornwall reverted to rule by independent Romano-British princes and continued to have a close relationship with Brittany, and Wales as well as southern Ireland which neighboured across the Celtic Sea. After a period of conflict with the Kingdom of Wessex, it became part of the Kingdom of England by the late 11th century and was eventually incorporated into the Great Britain (Kingdom of Great Britain) and the United Kingdom, yet maintained an independendent language and culture into the Early Modern period, demonstrated by the Cornish Rebellion of 1497 and Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549. This is also the period known as the 'age of the saints', as Celtic Christianity and a revival of Celtic art spread from Ireland and Scotland into Great Britain, Brittany, and beyond. Cornish saints (List of Cornish Saints) such as Piran (Saint Piran), Meriasek (St Meriasek), or Geraint exercised a religious and arguably political influence; their activities also connected Cornwall strongly with Ireland, Brittany, Scotland, and Wales, where many of these saints were trained or formed monasteries. The Cornish saints were often closely connected to the local civil rulers; in a number of cases, the saints were also kings. Chafing under the restraints of the schools, he traveled to Brittany, where at Pont-Aven and Concarneau he turned his attention to marine painting and landscape (landscape painting). Although French remains the official language in Mayotte, Shimaore will probably be taught in Mahoran schools starting in the next few years, and a pilot project began in fall 2004. As in many parts of France where local languages are introduced in the school system, this has led to tensions between partisans of a French-centered education system and administrations, versus those promoting a more diversified approach.


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;nbsp;– 2 October 1892 ) was a French expert of Middle East ancient languages and civilizations, That science was called at the time ''philology'' philosopher and writer, devoted to his native province of Brittany. He is best known for his influential historical works on early Christianity and his political (political theory) theories, especially concerning nationalism and national identity


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Biodiversity Action Plan. :* See: sea cucumber (Holothuroidea). Note that this type of animal has no eyes. :* The music of this first part of the composition concentrates on the so-called "purring" of the holothurian, besides making fun of Loïsa Puget's song ''Mon rocher de Saint-Malo'' ("My rock of Saint-Malo" - a then popular salon composition (salon music), which Satie had probably played numerous times in his cabaret pianist career). That this song is intended is already suggested by the introduction: Satie writes above the score, " ... I observed a Holothurian in the bay of Saint-Malo." Further he writes following remarks in the score, when "quoting" the melody of the song: "What a nice rock!" and the second time: "That was a nice rock! How sticky!". Going ''submarine'' in a bay in Brittany, might also have been a wink from Satie to his (former) friend Debussy: three years earlier this composer had published the piano piece ''La cathédrale engloutie'' (''Préludes (Préludes (Debussy))'', book I, No. 10), alluding to the legendary city of Ys, submersed in a bay in Brittany. There's even a reproach implied: as friends, they had renounced ''romanticism (romanticism (music))'' in the late 19th century: since, Debussy apparently had turned to ''romanticised myths'' about submersed cities and the like, as a subject for his compositions. Satie's statement is clear: he had remained true to himself, taking as subject for his composition something "he had seen with his own eyes". thumb Chouchen (Image:Chouchenn mead of Brittany.jpg) '''Chouchen''' (Breton (Breton language) ''chouchenn'') is an alcoholic beverage popular in Brittany, France. A form of mead, it is made from the fermentation of honey in water. Chouchen normally contains 14% alcohol by volume.


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" or ''Mine au Breton'', was founded between 1760 and 1780 by Francis Azor, of Brittany, France (Brittany). Moses Austin came here in 1798 with his family, including his son Stephen F. Austin. Moses obtained a grant of 7,153 arpents of land from the Spanish Empire and started large-scale mining operations, building his town to support it. Moses named the town after Potosí in Bolivia, which was famous for its vast silver mines. Austin's tomb and the foundation


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Brittany

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The historical province of Brittany is now split among five French departments: Finistère in the west, Côtes-d'Armor in the north, Ille-et-Vilaine in the north east, Loire-Atlantique in the south east and Morbihan in the south on the Bay of Biscay. Since reorganisation in 1956, the modern administrative region of Brittany (Brittany (administrative region)) comprises only four of the five Breton departments, or 80% of historical Brittany. The remaining area of old Brittany, the Loire-Atlantique department around Nantes, now forms part of the Pays de la Loire region.

At the 2010 census, the population of historic Brittany was estimated to be 4,475,295. Of these, 71% lived in the region of Brittany, while 29% lived in the Loire-Atlantique department. In 2008, the largest metropolitan areas were Nantes (854,807 inhabitants), Rennes (654,478 inhabitants), and Brest (Brest, France) (311,735 inhabitants).

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