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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(1995): "Materiales tartesicos del solar de Portaceli (Medellin, Badajoz)", Complutum, 6, 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.
Ruiz-Galvez Priego (ed.) Ritos de paso y puntos de paso: la Ria de Huelva en el mundo del Bronce Final Europeo (Complutum Extra 5): 78-83.
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.
It also includes Greek and Hebrew grammars and a Hebrew dictionary; it was prepared and printed at the expense of Cardinal Ximenes, and it was printed at Alcala (the ancient Complutum) near Madrid, 1513 - 17.
Tenders are invited for trip to complutum: tourist, didactic and dissemination activities of the archaeological heritage in the city of alcal de henares.
Una aproximacion a la figura del carnassier en la religion iberica, Complutum, 4, Madrid: 169-174.
Por tanto, en el limite sudeste de la Carpetania se situaria el oppidum de Consabura, sobre el citado cerro Calderico, en la zona mas meridional del imaginario triangulo compuesto por los tres grandes oppida citados por Plinio (Complutum, Toletum y Consabura.
(1996): "Relaciones interior-zonas costeras durante la Edad del Hierro: los focos del noreste y suroeste mesetenos", Complutum Extra, 6 (1), pp.
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).
"Tumulos, caciques y otras historias cazadores recolectores complejos en la cuenca de la laguna de Castillos, Uruguay", Complutum 10, pp.