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Béarn

(bāärn`), former province, SW France, in the Pyrenees. It is now the inland part of Pyrénées-Atlantiques dept. Its valleys are well cultivated, and cattle are bred. Pau replaced Orthez as the capital in the 15th cent. The Bearnese are related to the Basques but speak French. Béarn was part of Roman Aquitania. It came (6th cent.) under the control of GasconyGascony
, Fr. Gascogne, region of SW France. It is now coextensive with the departments of Landes, Gers, and Hautes-Pyrénées and parts of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Haute-Garonne, Gironde, and Ariège.
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 and was made (9th cent.) a county. In 1290 it passed to the counts of Foix, who later became kings of Navarre, and in 1484 to the house of AlbretAlbret
, former duchy, SW France, in the Landes of Gascony. The powerful lords of Albret became kings of Navarre by the marriage (1484) of Jean d'Albret with Catherine de Foix, queen of Navarre, who also brought him Foix and Béarn.
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. Protestantism was imposed by Jeanne d'Albret. When her son became Henry IV of France, Béarn passed to the crown. However, it remained autonomous until 1620, when Louis XIII annexed it as an anti-Protestant measure. With the Basque districts of French or Lower Navarre, it became a French province under the jurisdiction of the parlement of Navarre, which sat at Pau.
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The fortunes of Bearn and Navarre in the early modern period were inextricably bound up in their fragile geopolitical situation.
One may doubt whether the campaign of Jeanne's captain Montgomery and his army of the Viscounts to recover Bearn in the second half of 1569 was really inspired by Judges 11.
Traditions d'apiculture en Bearn, Revue francaise d'Apiculture 489: 455-8; 490: 507-8.
Wittgenstein, Kripke, Putnam, Davidson, Dummett, Kuhn, Feyerabend, Bernard Williams, McDowell, Crispin Wright, Bilgrami, Zemach, Hacking, Walzer, Margolis, Budd, Bearn, Mullhall, Siegel, Trigg, Hunter, Hilmy, Swoyer, Garver--are all offered quite extensive discussions, either as interpreters of Wittgenstein's central conceptions (rule-following, unreflective aspect-seeing, forms of life), or as critics or supporters of relativism and antirealism.
Volume 2 of the Obres completes contains the masterpiece Bearn o la sala de les nines and the novel that follows it, Desenllac a Montlleo, in a scholarly edition with helpful notes and an explanation of the complicated publishing history of the work.
The proceeds from the said $ 500,000 (CA) placement, will be primarily to finance the activities to finalize the value-added and cedar oriented strand board ("OSB") project in Bearn, Temiscamingue.
Contractor address : Immeuble Le Bearn, avenue de la Liberation
6 mmboe Holmwood prospect, which we believe is one of the best undrilled conventional prospects onshore UK; commence the farm-out of Holmwood and our Irish licences and continue ongoing discussions with potential partners for our Bearn des Gaves permit.
Jodie took the ladies' open race on Sir Du Bearn and the restricted on Mister Bricolage.
40-1 29 SIR DU BEARN Never got into the race at Aintree last week and no real reason to see why it should be any different at Ayr.
stratford, saturday soft, good to soft in places SIR DU BEARN belied his 25-1 odds with a resounding success in the 2m5f110yds handicap chase.
who wrote The flower of chivalry; Bertrand du Guesclin and the Hundred years war, presents a page- turner that recounts the life and exploits of the dastardly Count of Foix, who ruled in Bearn, on the border of Spain, at the time of the Hundred Years War, the war against the Cathars, and the Investiture Controversy, all of which affected the Count in greater or lesser ways.