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Saint-Florent Cathedral
SAINT-FLORENT CATHEDRAL or NEBBIO CATHEDRAL (Cathédrale Santa-Maria-Assunta, also known as Cathédrale du Nebbio) is a former Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
church located in the town of Saint-Florent in Corsica , France
France
. The cathedral is a national monument and is now the church of Santa Maria Assunta. The was the seat of the Bishop of Nebbio until 1801, when the diocese was merged into the Diocese of Ajaccio
Diocese of Ajaccio
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Gallery * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYThe ancient region of the NEBBIO, or Nebbiu, on Corsica
Corsica
formed a Christian bishopric from the 5th century onwards. The former cathedral, now the church of Santa Maria Assunta, located at the edge of the town of Saint-Florent on the road that leads to Poggio d'Oletta, is a heavily-restored Romanesque structure
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Cartulary
A CARTULARY or CHARTULARY (/ˈkɑːrtjʊləri/ , Latin: cartularium or chartularium), also called pancarta or codex diplomaticus, is a medieval manuscript volume or roll (rotulus ) containing transcriptions of original documents relating to the foundation, privileges, and legal rights of ecclesiastical establishments, municipal corporations , industrial associations, institutions of learning, or families. The term is sometimes also applied to collections of original documents bound in one volume or attached to one another so as to form a roll, as well as to custodians of such collections. The allusion of Gregory of Tours
Gregory of Tours
to chartarum tomi in the 6th century is commonly taken to refer to cartularies. The oldest surviving cartularies, however, originated in the 10th century. Those from the 10th to the 13th centuries are very numerous
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Calci Charterhouse
PISA CHARTERHOUSE, also known as CALCI CHARTERHOUSE (Certosa di Pisa, Certosa di Calci), is a former Carthusian
Carthusian
monastery, or charterhouse, currently the home of the Museo di storia naturale e del territorio dell'Università di Pisa
Pisa
("Museum of Natural History and of the Territory of the University of Pisa"), located in the comune of Calci , some 10 km outside Pisa
Pisa
, Tuscany
Tuscany
, Italy
Italy
. The monastery is noted for the fresco of the Last Supper, by Bernardino Poccetti
Bernardino Poccetti
(1597), in the refectory . CONTENTS * 1 Charterhouse * 2 Museum * 3 Notes * 4 External links CHARTERHOUSEThe Carthusians founded a monastery in 1366/67 in what is called Val Graziosa , a plain overlooked by the Monti Pisani ("Pisan Mountains"), when Francesco Moricotti Prignani was archbishop of Pisa
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Romanesque Architecture
ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE is an architectural style of medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches . There is no consensus for the beginning date of the Romanesque style, with proposals ranging from the 6th to the late 10th century, this later date being the most commonly held. It developed in the 12th century into the Gothic style , marked by pointed arches. Examples of Romanesque architecture
Romanesque architecture
can be found across the continent, making it the first pan-European architectural style since Imperial Roman Architecture . The Romanesque style in England is traditionally referred to as Norman architecture . Combining features of ancient Roman and Byzantine buildings and other local traditions, Romanesque architecture
Romanesque architecture
is known by its massive quality, thick walls, round arches, sturdy pillars , groin vaults , large towers and decorative arcading
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Diocese Of Ajaccio
The ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF AJACCIO ( Latin
Latin
: Dioecesis Adiacensis; French : Diocèse d'Ajaccio) is a diocese of the Latin
Latin
Rite of the Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Church in France
France
. The diocese comprises the whole of the island of Corsica
Corsica
. Erected in the 3rd century, the diocese was formerly a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Pisa . After the French Concordat of 1801, the diocese became a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Aix-en-Provence and Arles , until 2002 when it was attached to the archidiocesan province of Marseille . In 2012, in the diocese of Ajaccio, there was one priest for every 3,636 Catholics
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Monument Historique
MONUMENT HISTORIQUE (French: ) is a designation given to some national heritage sites in France
France
. It may also refer to the state procedure in France
France
by which National Heritage protection is extended to a building, a specific part of a building, a collection of buildings, garden, bridge, or other structure, because of their importance to France's architectural and historical cultural heritage . Both public and privately owned structures may be listed in this way, as well as also movable objects. As of 2012 there were 44,236 monuments listed. Buildings may be given the classification for both their exteriors or interiors, including a building's décor, its furniture, a single room, or even a staircase
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Malaria
MALARIA is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms ) belonging to the Plasmodium
Plasmodium
type . Malaria
Malaria
causes symptoms that typically include fever , feeling tired , vomiting , and headaches . In severe cases it can cause yellow skin , seizures , coma , or death . Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later. In those who have recently survived an infection , reinfection usually causes milder symptoms. This partial resistance disappears over months to years if the person has no continuing exposure to malaria. The disease is most commonly transmitted by an infected female Anopheles
Anopheles
mosquito
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Renaissance Humanism
RENAISSANCE HUMANISM is the study of classical antiquity , at first in Italy and then spreading across Western Europe
Western Europe
in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. The term Renaissance
Renaissance
humanism is contemporary to that period — Renaissance
Renaissance
(rinascimento "rebirth") and "humanist" (whence modern humanism; also Renaissance
Renaissance
humanism to distinguish it from later developments grouped as humanism ). Renaissance
Renaissance
humanism was a response to the utilitarian approach and what came to be depicted as the "narrow pedantry" associated with medieval scholasticism . Humanists sought to create a citizenry able to speak and write with eloquence and clarity and thus capable of engaging in the civic life of their communities and persuading others to virtuous and prudent actions
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Base Mérimée
The BASE MéRIMéE is the French database of monuments listed as having national significance in history, architecture or art. It was created in 1978, and placed online in 1995, by the French Ministry of Culture , division of architectural heritage. The database is periodically updated. The database contains information derived from the first survey of historic monuments made by Mérimée in 1840 and cultural heritage inventory, specifically: religious, domestic, agricultural, educational, military and industrial architecture. The name refers to the writer Prosper Mérimée who was also the second inspector-general of historic monuments
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Genoa
GENOA (/ˈdʒɛnoʊ.ə/ JEN-oh-ə ; Italian : Genova ( listen ), locally ; Ligurian : Zena ; English, historically, and Latin : Genua) is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria
Liguria
and the sixth-largest city in Italy. In 2015, 594,733 people lived within the city's administrative limits. As of the 2011 Italian census, the Province of Genoa , which in 2015 became the Metropolitan City of Genoa
Genoa
, counted 855,834 resident persons. Over 1.5 million people live in the wider metropolitan area stretching along the Italian Riviera . Located on the Gulf of Genoa in the Ligurian Sea , Genoa
Genoa
has historically been one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean: it is currently the busiest in Italy
Italy
and in the Mediterranean Sea and twelfth-busiest in the European Union
European Union

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Bishop Of Aleria
The DIOCESE OF ALERIA (Latin Dioecesis Aleriensis) was a Roman Catholic diocese of the Latin rite
Latin rite
, in the center of the eastern coast of the island of Corsica in the Department of Haute-Corse. The town of Aleria was subject to repeated raids by Arab fleets in the eighth and ninth centuries, and eventually abandoned, many of its people fleeing to the mainland. The bishop moved to a secure stronghold to the north. From at least the eleventh century, the diocese was a suffragan of the metropolitan archdiocese of Pisa . The diocese was suppressed by the Civil Constitution of the Clergy
Civil Constitution of the Clergy
in 1790, and was not revived after the Concordat of 1801
Concordat of 1801
between the French Consulate and the Papacy. It has been a titular diocese since 2002
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Agostino Giustiniani
AGOSTINO GIUSTINIANI (born PANTALEONE GIUSTINIANI; 1470 - 1536) was an Italian Catholic bishop, linguist and geographer. BIOGRAPHYGiustiniani was born at Genoa
Genoa
into a noble family. His father had been ambassador of the Republic of Genoa
Genoa
at Milan , while his grandfather had been governor of Chios
Chios
. Giustiniani spent some years in Valencia , Spain
Spain
, before joining the Dominican order in 1487. He studied Greek , Hebrew , Chaldee and Arabic , and in 1514 began the preparation of a polyglot edition of the Bible
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Corsica
CORSICA (/ˈkɔːrsɪkə/ ; French: Corse ; Corsican and Italian : Corsica
Corsica
) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
and one of the 18 regions of France
France
. It is located southeast of the French mainland and west of the Italian Peninsula , with the nearest land mass being the Italian island of Sardinia
Sardinia
to the immediate south. A single chain of mountains makes up two-thirds of the island. While being part of Metropolitan France
France
, Corsica
Corsica
is also designated as a territorial collectivity (collectivité territoriale) by law. As a territorial collectivity, Corsica
Corsica
enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than other French regions; for example, the Corsican Assembly is able to exercise limited executive powers
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Roman Catholic
The CATHOLIC CHURCH, also known as the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, is the largest Christian church , with more than 1.29 billion members worldwide. As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation . Headed by the Bishop of Rome
Rome
, known as the Pope
Pope
, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed
Nicene Creed
. Its central administration, the Holy See
Holy See
, is in the Vatican City
Vatican City
, enclaved within Rome
Rome
, Italy
Italy

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Roman Catholic Church
The CATHOLIC CHURCH, also known as the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, is the largest Christian church , with more than 1.29 billion members worldwide. As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation . Headed by the Bishop of Rome
Rome
, known as the Pope
Pope
, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed
Nicene Creed
. Its central administration, the Holy See
Holy See
, is in the Vatican City
Vatican City
, enclaved within Rome
Rome
, Italy
Italy

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