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, Spanish Badajoz, today the fortified capital of the province of the same name, the largest in Spain, embracing the southern half of Spanish Estremadura. The town, situated on the left bank of the Guadiana, before it turns south near the Portuguese frontier, has 100,000 inhabitants. The identification of its name with that of Pax (Julia) Augusta or Colonia Pacensis is without foundation, based on a false local patriotism. In fact, it is not the name of Badajoz which derives from that of the Rom…

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Seybold, C.F. and Huici Miranda, A., “Baṭalyaws”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 02 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1278>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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