Medieval Corsica

Medieval Corsica

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The history of Corsica in the medieval period begins with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the invasions of various Germanic peoples in the fifth century and ends with the complete subjection of the island to the authority of the Bank of San Giorgio in 1511.In the early decades of the fifth century, Roman authority all but vanished from Corsica. The island became disputed between the Ostrogoths, Roman foederati who were settled in the lands along the Riviera, and the Vandals, who were enemies of Rome and had established a kingdom in Tunisia. In 469, Gaiseric, the Vandal king, finally completed the subjugation of the isle. For the next 65 years the Vandals maintained their domination, the valuable Corsican forests supplying the wood for their pirate fleets.show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136592290
  • 9786136592299