Provence. (n.d.). In YourDictionary. Retrieved from https://www.yourdictionary.com/Provence
A historical region and former province of southeast France bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. It was settled c. 600 BC by Greeks and later by Phoenician merchants and was colonized by Rome in the second century BC. Provence became part of the kingdom of Arles in 933 AD and later passed to the Angevin dynasty (1246) and to France (1486).
The olive oil produced is mainly mixed with that from Genoa or Provence, and placed on the market under the name of the latter.
IBN TIBBON, a family of Jewish translators, who flourished in Provence in the 12th and 13th centuries.
By his first wife he had three children: Henri, who became insane; Louis Emmanuel, who succeeded his father as duke of Angouleme and was colonel-general of light cavalry and governor of Provence; and Francois, who died in 1622.
In height, cover Savoy and most of Dauphin and Provence, that is to say, nearly the whole of France to the south and east of the Rhne.
Some of these are on the south-west coast, in the Landes, as Carcans, Lacanau, Biscarosse, Cazau, Sanguinet; but more are to be found in the south and south-east, in Languedoc and Provence, as Leucate, Sigean, Thau, Vaccars, Berre, &c. Their want of depth prevents them from serving as roadsteads for shipping, and they are useful chiefly for fishing or for the manufacture of bay-salt.