Guiscard


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Guis·card

 (gē-skär′), Robert

Guiscard

(French ɡiskar)
n
(Biography) Robert (rɔbɛr). ?1015–85, Norman conqueror in S Italy
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Further back are knights from Quercy, Limousin, Saintonge, Poitou, and Aquitaine, with the valiant Sir Guiscard d'Angle.
Contract notice: hydraulic study for the compensation of the reopening of the guiscard pouring and the attenuation of the floods of the basin of the verse
The next section gives details on eight Norman commanders, from 1085 through 1111: Robert Guiscard, William the Conqueror, Richard I, Roger I, William II Rufus, Robert II Curthose, Henry I, and Bohemond, Prince of Antioch.
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In 1063, a Pisan fleet attacked Arab-held Palermo to support the Norman adventurer Robert Guiscard, who, with his brother Roger, was retaking the island.
Taken in by a kind farmer, the transformed being, who calls himself Paolo, learns to cope with the moral complexity of being a young man in contemporary society, while Fey is left to cope with the loss of both her magic and the chance to become handfasted with the noble, chivalrous Guiscard.
If't be a fault to shew you how a story May be preseru'd longer in memory Then if one tong alone had told a tale Our expectation's crost, & we shall faile Of hauing courteous censure; yet ner'theless 5 All that haue cleare ey'd iudgements, will confess He merits more, that shewes acutely how Ghismonda did for Guiscard, (to keep the vow Which she'd brauely made,) then to heare this Absurdly told.
Could all the wounded troops again assemble:/ first from Apulia, land laid low by war,/ who grieved for their lost blood/shed by the Trojans, then all those/ of the long war, whose corpses were despoiled/of piles of rings--as Livy writes, who does not err--/ together with the ones who felt the agony of blows/ fighting in the fields against Guiscard,/ and those whose bones still lie in heaps/ at Ceperano, where each Apulian played it false,/ and those near Tagliacozzo,/ where old Alardo conquered without force of arms/ and should one show his limb pierced through,/ another his, where it has been cut off,/ it would be nothing to the ninth pit's filth.
Arnaldi traces the events that led to the invasion of Byzantine Calabria and Arab and Berber Sicily, focusing on the military campaigns of Robert Guiscard and his younger brother Roger.
The papal recognition given to Robert Guiscard afterward, however, slowly changed the Norman relations with the Church.
The second applies them to chronicles of William the Conqueror, depicted as having symbolic integrity but no gold (unlike King Harold, who had gold but no symbolic integrity), and Robert Guiscard.