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By Carl Waldman

«Encyclopedia of eu Peoples» is an A-to-Z connection with the folk of Europe, from historical to fashionable occasions, summarizing their beginning, language, background, tradition, and dating to other folks. This encyclopedia contains entries on each person that for a time maintained a cultural id. hence, the reader could be capable of finding entries at the Gauls and Normans, but additionally an access at the «French: nationality,» that describes who they're this present day with cross-references to many of the ancestral humans. major entries commence with a truth sheet and a timeline and finish with one more studying part. Sidebars are put all through, outlining the biographiesof members severe to the shaping of ecu background, and nearly 2 hundred black-and-white pictures, illustrations, and maps upload to the enticing text.
Contents contain a grasp alphabetical record of entries, with exchange names and language households or different classifications entries prepared via language kin, ethnicity, nationalities, or areas a desk directory the languages of Europe, earlier and current a precis of the geography of Europe a precis of the prehistoric hominids as soon as inhabiting that continent a listing of people pointed out within the textual content, equipped alphabetically in response to eu humans and an alphabetical record of these contributors featured in biographical sidebars, bringing up the entries the place the sidebars can be found.

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E. E. to prevent the CARTHAGINIANS under Hannibal from crossing the Alps. The Allobroges had vast agricultural lands that were famed for their wheat. They probably had extensive vineyards as well. They practiced animal husbandry, forestry, and probably mining. The Allobroges controlled part of the Rhìne Valley, a major Roman trade route into Gaul. In addition, their territory contained the point where all the roads across the Alps arrived. They probably imposed tolls on the traders who passed through their territory.

1806 Napoleon I Bonaparte reestablishes overlordship of French government. 1870 President of France becomes overlord of Andorra. 1970 Andorran women gain right to vote. 1991 Agreement with European Union (EU) regulates tax-free trade, setting duty-free quotas to encourage tourism. 1993 Andorra becomes parliamentary coprincipality under first constitution; Andorra joins United Nations (UN). 1997 University of Andorra is founded; courses are offered in conjunction with universities in Spain and France.

E. 213 Alamanni attacked by Romans under Emperor Caracalla. 268 After Alamanni invade northern upper Italy, they are defeated by Romans under Claudius II near Milan. 275 Alamanni along with Goths and Vandals overrun part of Roman province of Dacia, defeating Sarmatians. 357 Alamanni defeated by Romans under Julian at Strasbourg. 368 Alamanni defeated by Romans under Valentinian I. 406–407 Alamanni are among horde of tribes crossing frozen Rhine. mid-fifth century Alamanni settle in Alsace; later in century, they occupy parts of Baden-Württemburg in Germany and Switzerland.

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