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Medieval mercenaries: the squires

Mercenaries in Italy were generally referred to as condotieri (s.s.: from the contract –condotta– that they signed with their employers). The term appears in texts as early as the middle of the 12th century, but it seems that the gradual predominance of Italians in the profession, from the middle of the 14th century onwards, contributed to its prevalence.

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A tour of medieval Morea, through legends and stories

We travel to the most beautiful castle-states of the so-called Middle Ages, such as Mystras and Monemvasia, to the Castle of Chlemoutsi, where the first mint was located during the reign of the Villeardouins, to the castle of Acrocorinthos, which was the most valuable "key" of the Morea and famous castle of Karytaina. Myths and legends that have taken root in every place come to life, legends such as that of the princess Oria who was tricked and the Turks captured the castle of Great Maine, but also mentally gallop the Orders of the Templars, the Teutons and the Hospitallers.

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