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  • A Signoria (from Signore or Lord) was an abstract noun meaning (roughly) ‘government; governing authority; de facto sovereignty; lordship in many of the Italian city states during the medieval and […]

    Signoria

    A Signoria (from Signore or Lord) was an abstract noun meaning (roughly) ‘government; governing authority; de facto sovereignty; lordship in many of the Italian city states during the medieval and […]

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  • Medieval people called the 14th century catastrophe either the “Great Pestilence”‘ or the “Great Plague”. Writers contemporary to the plague referred to the event as the “Great Mortality”. The term […]

    The Great Plague

    Medieval people called the 14th century catastrophe either the “Great Pestilence”‘ or the “Great Plague”. Writers contemporary to the plague referred to the event as the “Great Mortality”. The term […]

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