Alcalá de Henares

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Alcalá de Henares

(älkälä` dā ānä`rās), town (1990 pop. 155,548), Madrid prov., central Spain, on the Henares River. Chemicals, plastics, electrical appliances, leather, and china are produced in the town. Once surrounded by wheat fields, an auto route has drawn it into the suburban orbit of Madrid. Called Complutum in Roman times, the town is triply famous as the former seat of a great university founded in 1508 and transferred in 1836 to Madrid, as the birthplace of Ferdinand I, Katherine of Aragón, and Cervantes, and as the scene of the Cortes in which Alfonso XIAlfonso XI,
1311–50, Spanish king of Castile and León (1312–50), son and successor of Ferdinand IV. His vigorous campaign against Granada provoked an invasion by the Moors from Morocco; they took Gibraltar in 1333.
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 promulgated the Ordenamiento de Alcalá. The town was severely damaged in the Spanish civil war. Among the landmarks are a Gothic collegiate church and the former archiepiscopal palace. The Univ. of Alcalá de Henares was founded in 1977.
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En lo que se refiere a la publicacion de investigaciones etnoarqueologicas hay que senalar la importante labor realizada, ya desde los inicios de la disciplina en Espana y hasta la actualidad, por parte de revistas como Trabajos de Prehistoria del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas de Madrid y Complutum, editada por el Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueologia de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Breve reflexion sobre algunos conceptos manejados en la Arqueologia del Genero", Complutum, 18, pp.
This communication aims to show that the bath facilities correlated with a MMW roman bath, used by collegia see, turn Complutum on a Medical Bath Village.
EI caso de la Union de Cooperativas Agropecuarias de Miraflor, Nicaragua", en Complutum 11, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Espana, pp.
Complutum is almost impressionistic in its effects and demonstrates Bernaola's unique integration of minimalist and aleatoric techniques within other compositional procedures, All are solidly crafted works and, perhaps surprisingly, reveal a master composer.
se fechan las pinturas de la cocina de la Casa de los Grifos de Complutum (Alcala de Henares), en las que el zocalo esta moteado de negro y rojo y la zona media compartimentada en paneles mediante bandas rojas; los trazos de encuadramiento interior de los paneles anchos son rojos y/o negros y estan decorados con puntos en los angulos (Guiral, 1998: 123).
Por cierto, no olvidemos que entre esos martires sabemos al menos de uno, de nombre Felix que, originario de Complutum (Alcala de Henares), fue--segun nos informa San Eulogio--natione Gaetulus, es decir, un mauritano o berberisco que abrazo el Cristianismo y posteriormente se hizo monje en Asturias (11).
Alineaciones astronomicas en la necropolis de la Edad del Hierro de La Osera (Chamartin de la Sierra, Avila), Complutum, 1998, 9, pp.
lt;<Aproximacion critica al estudio de etnogenesis: la experiencia de Callaecia>>, Complutum 2-3, 1992, pp.
Analisis de residuos de la fullonica y la tinctoria de Barcino", Complutum, 11 (2000), pp.