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  POITIERS - LoveToKnow Article on POITIERS
Poitiers is situated at the junction of the Boivre with the Clam (a tributary of the Loire by the Vienne), and occupies the slopes and summit of a plateau which rises 130 ft. above the level of the streams by which it is surrounded on three sides.
Blossac park, named after the intendant of the generality of Poitiers (1751-1786), and situated dn the south side of the town, and the botanical garden on the north-east, are the two principal promenades.
Poitiers is the seat of a bishop, a prefect, a court of appeal and a court of assizes, and centre of an educational division (academic), and has tribunals of first instance and of commerce, a board of trade arbitration, a chamber of commerce and a branch of the Bank of France.
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 Poitiers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Poitiers (population 85,000) is a small city located in west central France.
King Charles VII established the University of Poitiers in 1432.
Poitiers was the capital of Poitou, the region governed by the Counts of Poitiers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poitiers   (155 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Poitiers
IOCESE OF The Diocese of Poitiers includes the Departments of Vienne and Deux-Sèvres, and is suffragan of Bordeaux.
The neighbourhood of Poitiers was the scene of two famous battles, that of October, 732, in which Charles Martel defeated Abd-el-Raman and definitively saved France from Saracen invasion, and that of September, 1356, in which the King of France, John II, the Good, was made prisoner by the English.
In 1428 when the English held the country north of the Loire, Poitiers was more or less the headquarters of Charles VII, and thither in March, 1429, went Blessed Jeanne d'Arc to see Charles VII and to be questioned concerning her mission.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12178c.htm   (1901 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Poitiers, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
A residence of Visigoth kings, the city was captured (507) by the Franks under Clovis I. In 732, Charles Martel turned the Muslim tide by defeating the Saracens between Poitiers and Tours.
Poitiers was often sacked by the Normans in the 9th cent.
At Poitiers in 1356, Edward the Black Prince defeated and captured John II of France and his son, Philip the Bold of Burgundy.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Poitiers.html   (399 words)

  
 Battle of Poitiers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Called Battle of Tours or Battle of Poitiers, this battle was fought on October 25, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and an Islamic army led by Emir Abd er Rahman.
The Battle of Poitiers was fought between England, led by Edward, the Black Prince, and France, led by John II, King of France, on September 19, 1356, resulting in the second of the three great English victories of the Hundred Years War.
In many ways Poitiers was a repeat of the Battle of Crécy showing once again that superior strategy and tactics can overcome a numerical disadvantage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Poitiers   (365 words)

  
 Hilary of Poitiers (315 - 367)
G.T. Armstrong, "The Genesis Theophanies of Hilary of Poitiers," Studia Patristica 10 (1970): 203-07.
E.P. Meijering, Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity.
Joseph Wawrykow, "The Summa Contra Gentiles Reconsidered: On the Contribution of the De Trinitate of Hilary of Poitiers," Thomist 58.4 (1994): 617-634.
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 Poitou-Charente, France
Poitiers, the former capital of the region, is its chief city.
A city in west central France with a population of 78,894 (1990), Poitiers {pwah-tee-ay'} is an agricultural, industrial, and administrative center.
Occupied since prehistory, Poitiers was called Limonum by the Romans, and in the Middle Ages it became the capital of the historic region of Poitou.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/Provinces/Poitou-Charentes.shtml   (584 words)

  
 Office de Tourisme de Poitiers - Salle du Patrimoine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The heritage room is part of the Ville d'Art et d'Histoire agreement signed between the Town of Poitiers and the Ministry for the Arts.
The cultural structure, this is a space for Poitiers people as well as for tourists, a point of departure for many guided tours, individual or in company of one of the 19 lecturing-guides of the Heritage department.
Within the heritage department of Poitiers Tourism Office and Town Community, this room is also conceived as a space of dialogue and exchange.
www.ot-poitiers.fr /public/pages/gb/sectionA/page2.php   (656 words)

  
 Poitiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The town and neighbouring provinces passed under English rule as the dowry of Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) for her marriage (1152) to Henry Plantagenet (later Henry II (1133-1189) of England).
Poitiers was joined to the French crown during the 12th century, but the English won it back at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356.
Poitiers has good road and rail communications and is a commercial and administrative centre.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/Poitiers/Poitiers.html   (491 words)

  
 Poitiers Information - TextSheet.com
Poitiers (population 85,000) is a city in central France, préfecture (capital) of the Vienne département.
Located on the Clain river, it was founded before Roman influence by the Pictones tribe.
Here the Battle of Poitiers was fought on September 19, 1356, during the Hundred Years' War.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/p/po/poitiers.html   (81 words)

  
 Poitiers on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jospin à la ludothèque du CHR de Poitiers Lionel Jospin a proposé mardi à Poitiers (Vienne) un "contrat" aux professionnel.
Jacques Chirac à Poitiers Jacques Chirac a accusé mardi à Poitiers le gouvernement de Lionel Jospin d'avoir "escamoté les.
Jean-Pierre Raffarin et Gerhard Schroeder, lundi à Poitiers Jean-Pierre Raffarin a accueilli lundi soir à Poitiers le chan.
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 University of Poitiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A postgraduate diploma of the University of Poitiers
Poitiers keeps a medieval aspect with many churches, old streets, but it is also the town of the famous "Futuroscope".
Poitiers is situated near the Atlantic Coast (130 Km), Cognac (110 Km) and Paris, 85 minutes and 330 Km by the TGV (High speed train).
www.actufax.com /IAE-Poitiers   (193 words)

  
 ORB -- Radegund of Poitiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is the intent of this monograph to examine the life of Radegund within the context of the times in which she lived, starting with a brief description of Thuringia, the land of her birth, and climaxing with the revolt at the convent after her death.
She built the Convent of the Holy Cross at Poitiers with the assistance of Lothar and the revenues of the lands of her morgengabe.
Immediately upon receipt of the relic, Radegund made an overture to Bishop Maroveus of Poitiers to have the relic installed with all the circumstance do it, but as was his nature when it came to dealing with the convent, he refused and instead went to visit on of his country estates.
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 The Battle of Poitiers - September 18, 1356
Poitiers was a victory of English strategic defense over French military ineptitude, and of the commoner armed with a longbow over the French Knight.
It was a resounding defeat for the forces of chivalry; it marked the second great victory for the English in the Hundred Year's War (the first being Crecy).
Even 60 years later, so inadequate were the French archers, that Henry V of England would immortalize himself in the lopsided victory he scored against even heavier odds than Poitiers.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/9257/66551   (1052 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Hilary of Poitiers
Here the Bishop of Poitiers courageously presented himself to defend orthodoxy, but the council, composed for the most part of Arians, refused to hear him, and being shortly afterwards denounced to the Emperor Constantius, the protector of Arianism, he was at his command transported to the distant coasts of Phrygia.
He then returned to his city of Poitiers, from which he was not again to absent himself and where he was to die.
The Church of Puy glories in the supposed possession of his relics, but according to one tradition his body was borne to the church of St-Denys near Paris, while according to another it was taken from the church of St-Hilaire at Poitiers and burned by the Protestants in 1572.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07349b.htm   (934 words)

  
 Battle of Poitiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Today in class, I stated that Charles Martel’s famous battle against the Muslims was the Battle of Poitiers in 732.
As a student pointed out after class, the new edition of your textbook states that it was, rather the Battle of Tours—NOT Poitiers, the textbook emphasizes—and that 732 is a wrong date, the battle taking place rather in 733 or 734.
Below, however, are a few references I have on hand which agree that the critical fighting took place somewhere between Poitiers and Tours—i.e., it is the same battle; that it is usually known as the Battle of Poitiers; and that it took place in October 732.
fas-history.rutgers.edu /~skelly/Battle_of_Poitiers.html   (577 words)

  
 Poitiers --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Situated on high ground at the confluence of the Clain and Boivre rivers, the town commands the so-called gate of Poitou, a gap 44 mi (71 km) wide between the mountains south of the Loire River and the Massif Central that serves as the connecting link between northern...
Gallo-Roman doctor of the church who as bishop of Poitiers was a champion of orthodoxy against Arianism (q.v.) and was the first Latin writer to introduce Greek doctrine to Western Christendom.
Born in Poitiers, Michel Foucault studied in Paris under Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser and later taught at the University of Clermont-Ferrand from 1960 to 1968 and the Collège de France from 1970 to 1984.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9060565   (711 words)

  
 Poitiers : Introduction | Frommers.com
Poitiers stands on a hill overlooking the Clain and Boivre rivers -- a strategic location that tempted many conquerors.
Poitiers was the chief city of Eleanor of Aquitaine, who had her marriage to pious Louis VII annulled so she could wed England's Henry II.
The Battle of Poitiers was fought on September 19, 1356, between the armies of Edward the Black Prince and King John of France.
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 An Account of the Battle of Poitiers, 1356
Truly this battle, the which was near to Poitiers in the fields of Beauvoir and Maupertuis, was right great and perilous, and many deeds of arms there was done the which all came not to knowledge.
Near to the king there was taken the earl of Tancarville, sir Jaques of Bourbon car] of Ponthieu, and the lord John of Artois earl of Eu, and a little above that under the banner of the captal of Buch was taken sir Charles of Artois and divers other knights and squires.
The chase endured to the gates of Poitiers: there were many slain and beaten down, horse and man, for they of Poitiers closed their gates and would suffer none to enter; wherefore in the street before the gate was horrible murder, men hurt and beaten down....
www.chronique.com /Library/Knights/poitiers.htm   (531 words)

  
 Travel to Poitiers by train, Poitiers travel holiday train, train travel Poitiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Poitiers, the town of a hundred steeples, is a country town par excellence that is steeped in history.
Why not start your stay in Poitiers with a visit to the church of Notre Dame de la Grande with its impressive 12th century sculpted facade before discovering the town's other beautiful monuments.
There are several interesting museums and galleries in Poitiers including the Musée Saint-Croix, which houses Flemish paintings alongside an archaeological museum which documents the history of the region, drawing upon it's rich agricultural heritage.
www.raileurope.co.uk /trade/dom_poitiers.htm   (634 words)

  
 Poitiers Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Poitiers was, after 1152, an English holding, as was much of western France.
The plan is unusual, with a square east end and aisles nearly as wide as the nave.
Domed churches are a common sight in Aquitaine to the south, though they existed in the area around Poitiers as well.
www.beloit.edu /~arthist/historyofart/gothic/poitierscath.htm   (155 words)

  
 Battle of Poitiers
The rout encouraged the English to pursue the French to Poitiers itself, where a number who got too enthusiastic and too far in front of their own troops and were captured themselves.
He was a commander in Gascony in 1355 and distinguished himself..(at Poitiers)..
From Burkes' Peerages (p.30), at Poitiers "he fought so long and so stoutly that his hand was galled with the exercise of his sword and pole-axe; he personally took William de Melleun, archbishop of Sens, prisoner, for whose ransom he obtained 8,000 marks."
home.eckerd.edu /~oberhot/poitiers.htm   (700 words)

  
 Cheap hotels in Poitiers, France: 2 star hotel deals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wherever you choose to begin or end a sojourn in Europe’s largest country, and however long you spend exploring you’ll simply be scratching the surface of this vast and varied land.
In the heart of the Futuroscope, opposite the entrance to the park and the palais des congrchar(232)s.this hotel have 96 familial rooms [2 adultes and 2 children], out door swimming pool from may to september, cardio-training room, 9 conference rooms....
Located in POITIERS opposite the shopping centre "Giant",in district BEAULIEU on the by-pass EAST, and at 15 minutes of road of Futuroscope,the hotel is established within a framework calm and favourable with the stays of work like relaxation.
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 William of Poitiers
William of Poitiers was born in Normandy in about 1030.
Although William of Poitiers was in Lisieux during 1066, his book provides the most detailed description that we have of the Battle of Hastings.
William of Poitiers, The Deeds of William, Duke of the Normans (c.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /MEDpoitiers.htm   (339 words)

  
 [Jeanne d'Arc]>> Trail>Poitiers
Before Jeanne could be employed in military operations she was sent to Poitiers to be examined by a numerous committee of learned bishops and doctors.
The theologians found nothing heretical in her claims to supernatural guidance, and, without pronouncing upon the reality of her mission, they thought that she might be safely employed and further tested.
At last, after long examinations made at great length by clerics of various faculties, all decided and concluded that the King might lawfully receive her, and might send a body of soldiers to the siege of Orleans, for that there was nothing found in her which was not Catholic and reasonable.
www.jeanne-darc.dk /p_trails/trial_01_poitiers/book_of_poitiers.html   (898 words)

  
 Poitiers - Poitiers - FUAJ, The Network for Travellers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Poitiers youth hostel has a new solar-powered water heater, 12m2 of panels on the roof to produce hot water, for 19 rooms wth 84 beds.
Since September 1999, Poitiers youth hostel has been a base for VTT activities, approved by the French Federation of Cycling and Tourism (FFCT).
The Youth Hostels of Angouleme, La Rochelle, Saintes, Rochefort, Poitiers and Thouars invite you to discover their area.
www.fuaj.org /eng/hostels/aj_fiche.php?aj_id=63   (803 words)

  
 Office de Tourisme de Poitiers - Sommaire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In these pages you will discover Poitiers through its history, its monuments, its knowledge, its famous characters and its legends.
In this web site you will also be presented a range of guided tours proposed for individuals and groups.
But Poitiers also has rich schedule of events ; heritage, lectures, cultures, exhibitions, and concerts events.
www.ot-poitiers.fr /public/pages/gb/accueil/page001.php   (154 words)

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