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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 153

and Swail, a castle of the Moors. At the foot of the mountain of Jubaltaria are two fine cities, one of which is called Alentia, and the other Jubalar. Next to these comes the city of Magga ;6' and after the fleet of the king of England had passed the above-named cities of Spain, it next passed the city of Salamame,68 and then Vilages, a large city enclosed with a wall, in the circuit of which there are one hundred and sixty towers of stone. It next passed a great and lofty mountain, which is called the Cape of Melich, and then a castle called Munaca.69 It next passed a noble city which is called Armeria, where the valuable and fine silk is manufactured, which is called silk of Almeria ; and then a great and lofty mountain that extends into the sea, and is called Cape Almeria. It then passed Carthagena, a fine city, situate on the sea-shore ; next after which came Penisecle, a fine and handsome castle. The fleet then passed a sandy piece of land projecting into the sea, called Alascerat ; 1 0 after which came a piece of land projecting into the sea, which is called Cape Martin. It next came before a large city which is called Denia, and then before the port of Valentia. It deserves to be known that Valentia is a fine city, distant seven miles from the entrance to its harbour. It then passed the castle of Baiane, and then the castle of Peniscola on the sea-shore, which is the last castle belonging to the pagans in Spain on this side of the sea. They then passed a great and lofty mountain projecting into the sea, which is called Muncian ; this mountain divides the territories of the pagans from those of the Christians, and here begins the territory of the king of Arragon. Near this mountain, among the mountains, and at a distance from the sea, is situate a fine city, the name of which, is Cervera ; and at the foot of the same mountain, on the sea-shore, stands a castle, which is called Amposta, in the territory of the kingdom of Arragon, and occupied by the Hospitallers. Here also is a great river of fresh water, which has the name of Ebro, and a noble city called Tortosa ; which stands upon that river, and is distant from the entrance to the harbour thirty miles. After this, they passed a populous city on the sea-shore, called Taragutia,71 the see of an archbishop, and near it a great mountain extending into the sea, called Cape Salut, beneath which mountain lies a good harbour. They next came before a 67 69 Probably Malaga. Perhaps the place now called Salobrena. 79 71 *· Now Alinumecar. Probably Alicant. Tarragon*.

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