Seville has been one of the most important cities in Spain since ancient times; the first settlers of the site have been identified with the Tartessian culture.
The destruction of their settlement is attributed to the Carthaginians, giving way to the emergence of the Roman city of Hispalis, built very near the Roman colony of Itálica (now Santiponce), which was only 9 km northwest of present-day Seville.
In al-Andalus (Muslim Spain) the city was first the seat of a kūra (Spanish: cora), or territory, of the Caliphate of Córdoba, then made capital of the Taifa of Seville (Arabic: طائفة أشبيليّة, Ta'ifa Ishbiliya), which was incorporated into the Christian Kingdom of Castile under Ferdinand III, who was first to be interred in the cathedral.
After the Reconquista, Seville was resettled by the Castilian aristocracy; as capital of the kingdom it was one of the Spanish cities with a vote in the Castilian Cortes, and on numerous occasions served as the seat of the itinerant court.
The Late Middle Ages found the city, its port, and its colony of active Genoese merchants in a peripheral but nonetheless important position in European international trade, while its economy suffered severe demographic and social shocks such as the Black Death of 1348 and the anti-Jewish revolt of 1391.
So this month were offering Constitution 101 as a DVD set that can be purchased for your home library or to give as a gift.Legislation which combines a long-term omnibus spending bill with a shorter-term continuing resolution. No, not the holidays, but Congress’ annual maneuvering to pass a budget. It’s part omnibus – that is, a long-term funding bill – and part continuing resolution, or CR – for short-term funding.It has to figure out a way to keep the government running beyond Dec. A lot of terms have been used to describe this annual ritual. The prayers include the Litany of the Saints (see litanylitany[Gr.,=prayer], solemn prayer characterized by varying petitions with set responses. Litanies were developed in Christendom for use in processions...... The word "rogation" comes from the Latin rogare, meaning "to ask or beseech." It was Bishop Mamertus of Viennes, France, who came up with the idea of setting aside the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before ASCENSION DAY for processions and LITANIES to ask not only for God's blessings but for his protection. In 19th-century Dorsetshire, for example, a local festival called the Bezant was held each year on Rogation Monday. The Rogation Days fall on April 25 and on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday that precede Ascension Day. During the years when Mamertus was bishop (461-475 C .