FELANI' X, or Felaniche, a town of Spain, in the south-east of the island of Majorca, Balearic Islands; about 5 m.
MANACOR, a town of Spain in the island of Majorca, 40 m.
The chief eunuch who had governed Majorca perished in the siege.
The eastern and larger group, corresponding with the ancient Insulae Baleares, comprises the two principal members of the archipelago, Majorca (Spanish, Mallorca) and Minorca (Spanish, Menorca), with seven islets: Aire, Aucanada, Botafoch, Cabrera, Dragonera, Pinto and El Rey.
Majorca, Minorca and Iviza are described in separate articles.
The direction of the folds in the older series is in Iviza nearly west to east, in Majorca south-west to north-east, and in Minorca south to north, thus forming an arc convex towards the south-east.
In 1521 an insurrection of the peasantry against the nobility, whom they massacred, took place in Majorca, and was not suppressed without much bloodshed.
Minorca was reduced by Count Villars in 1707; but it was not till June 1715 that Majorca was subjugated, and meanwhile Port Mahon was captured by the English under General Stanhope in 1708.
The following are monographs on special subjects: - The Story of Majorca and Minorca, by Sir C. R.
Mut (Majorca, 1632-1650).
of Barcelona, on the south-west coast of Majorca, at the head of the fine Bay of Palma, which stretches inland for about 10 m.
of Aragon as he sailed to the conquest of Majorca; but, though founded in 1230, it was not finished till 1601.
south-west of Palma is the castle of Bellver or Belbez, the ancient residence of the kings of Majorca.
VALERIANO WEYLER Y NICOLAU, Marquess of Tenerife (1839-), Spanish soldier, was born at Palma de Majorca.
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The two left Paris in 1806 and began operations among the mountains of Spain, but Biot returned to Paris after they had determined the latitude of Formentera, the southernmost point to which they were to carry the survey, leaving Arago to make the geodetical connexion of Majorca with Ivica and with Formentera.
RAIMON or RAYMOND LULL (or LULLY), Raimon, (c. 1235-1315) Catalan author, mystic and missionary, was born at Palma (Majorca).
He withdrew to Randa, there wrote his Ars major and Ars generalis, visited Montpellier, and persuaded the king of Majorca to build a Franciscan monastery at Miramar.
He carried on his propaganda at Majorca, Paris, Montpellier and Messina, and in 1314 crossed over once more to Bougie.
The speculations of Lull are now obsolete outside Majorca where his philosophy still flourishes, but his more purely literary writings are extremely curious and interesting.
The cavalry includes a squadron of royal horse guards, 28 regiments of the line, remount and dpt establishments, 4 regional squadrons in Majorca, the Canaries, Ceuta, Melilla.
After the tonic ue often becomes a in the Catalan of the mainland (ayga, a q u a, llenga, I in g u a), while in Majorca it becomes o (ay~o, lien go).
On the north-western border of Catalonia, and in the island of Majorca, the article is not a derivative from 111 but from ipse (sing.
Winter rental in Mallorca Spring in Majorca is early and the almond blossom is usually in full bloom by the end of January.
Palma has Gaudi architecture and a tremendous Gothic cathedral More than 95% of Majorca's economy is tourist driven.
Days & Nights Compared with many other resorts in Majorca, Cala Bona's nightlife is pretty low-key.
Majorca is an island of contrasts with its rugged mountains to long streches of golden sand and pine forests to serene hillside villages.
Tinged with glorious Spanish heritage, a holiday in Majorca comes complete with traditional daily siestas and fine food.
But now the image is changing Majorca is going upscale, with the property market leading the way.
yearns to escape back to Majorca to rekindle a doomed holiday romance.
The origin of the name Baleares is a mere matter of conjecture; it is obvious, however, that the modern Majorca and Minorca are obtained from the Latin Major and Minor, through the Byzantine forms Macoptac and Mcvopuca; while Iviza is plainly the older Ebusus, a name probably of Carthaginian origin.
To instruct his captains, pilots and other pioneers more fully in the art of navigation and the making of maps and instruments he procured, says Barros, the aid of one Master Jacome from Majorca, together with that of certain Arab and Jewish mathematicians.
From the 9th to the 12th century Catalan spread farther and farther within the limits of Catalonia, properly so called; in 1229 it was brought to Majorca by Jaime el Conquistador, and in 1238 the same sovereign carried it to Valencia also.
To this hour, particularly in Valencia and the Balearics, Lemosi is employed to designate on the one hand the old Catalan and on the other the very artificial and somewhat archaizing idiom which is current in the jochs fiorals; while the spoken dialect is called, according to the localities, Valencid (in Valencia), Major qul and Menorqui (in Majorca and Minorca), or Catald (in Catalonia); the form Catalanesch is obsolete.
A girl trapped by her roots yearns to escape back to Majorca to rekindle a doomed holiday romance.
The cruise features stops in Marseille, Palma and Majorca as well in four days on board the Norwegian Epic.
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