Oléron

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Oléron

(ôlārôN`), island (1990 pop. 18,453), 68 sq mi (176 sq km), Charente-Maritime dept., W France, in the Bay of Biscay. It is an oystering, farming, and ranching area and a summer vacation spot. The Law of Oléron (see maritime lawmaritime law,
system of law concerning navigation and overseas commerce. Because ships sail from nation to nation over seas no nation owns, nations need to seek agreement over customs related to shipping.
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), promulgated by Louis IX, was named after the island. Oléron was a stronghold of Protestantism in the 16th cent. A bridge (1966) links it with the mainland.
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Contract notice: Transport and treatment of industrial waste of the community of municipalities of the island of oleron
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Rolls of Oleron [12th Century]; the North European ordinances associated with the Hanseatic League, which grew out of the Sea Laws of Wisby in the 13th Century; and the subsequent Consolato del Mare [11th to 13th Centuries].
These codes include the Tablets of Amalfi and the Rules of Oleron.
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On that day, the island of Oleron in the region of Poitou-Charentes will be decorated with the colors of red and white like Turkey's flag.
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In the play, French troops arrive on Oleron Island in southeastern France to announce the Revocation and demand that the Renaudin family, along with the rest of the community's Protestants, convert to Catholicism or face imprisonment and possible death.
But travel a little further a field to the islands of Oleron or Re and prepare to be amazed by the vast expanses of golden sand and dazzling green sea that can produce mighty rollers.
He often cited historical precedent in Roman law and the Laws of Oleron.