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also Com·mines  (kô-mēn′), Philippe de 1447?-1511.
French diplomat, political adviser, and historian whose Mémoires (1524) are among the most perceptive historical documents of the Middle Ages.


 (kô-mēn′), Philippe de
See Philippe de Comines.
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(French kɔmin)
(Biography) a variant spelling of (Philippe de) Comines
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Mary Celeste (1 Rue Commines) has wonderful cocktails and serves great small plates (try the devilled eggs).
they are short of History for let them read almost the first leafe of Guicciardin, or the eighth book of Commines, they shall there find what they carpe at here.
At the outbreak of war in 1939 Maurice became part of the British Expeditionary Force in France and was on the front line along the Commines Canal in Belgium as part of the Royal Warwickshires' defiant stand against the Nazis.
He received the award for leadership and bravery in a heavy German attack at Commines just before the evacuation of Dunkirk.
As the Empress's taste inclined towards the gothic revival she must have felt totally at home, as well as charmed as 'le beau Louis' evoked the world of the Hantagenet kings and the dukes of Burgundy with the sword of Edward m, the hunting knife of Charles the Bold and a ewer with the arms of Philippe de Commines. Not only did Marcy dupe scholarly museum authorities, he also convinced wealthy private individuals, some of them American collectors of arms and armour.
(20) None the less, although Italian was more prized culturally, French was still the means by which many people accessed foreign works of literature in the sixteenth century, as shown by Gabriel Harvey's claim that Cambridge students had 'deserted Thomas Acquinas and the whole rabblement of schoolmen for modern French and Italian works such as Commines and Machiavelli, Paradines, in French, Plutarche in Frenche, and I know not how many outlandish braverayes of the same stamp'.
The Burgundian chronicler, Commines, commented of Edward during his six-month exile that he had never seen the English King looking more handsome.