Latinized form of Marian, ultimately from Mary or Mary + Ann. It is also the feminine form of Latin Marianus, derivative of Marius, but these rather rare Roman names have been completely intertwined with Maria in the Christian era.
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The Anales de Aragon of Gerbnimo Zurita (1610) are very far superior to the history of Mariana in criticism and research.
Some fled the country, but many (Mariana says 17,000) offered themselves for reconciliation.
He lost his place owing to a reduction of the duke's establishment, and for several years he lived obscurely; but by good fortune he succeeded in persuading Maria de Uceda, one of the ladiesin-waiting of Mariana, second wife of Philip IV., to marry him.
But Suarez is much more moderate on this point than a writer like Mariana, approximating to the modern view of the rights of ruler and ruled.
Here at least, in the slender volume of 1830, was a new writer revealed, and in "Mariana," "The Poet," "Love and Death," and "Oriana," a singer of wonderful though still unchastened melody.