PERIGORD , one of the old provinces ofFrance, formed
See also:part of the military
See also:government of
See also:Guienne and
See also:Gascony, and was bounded on the N. by
See also:Angoumois, on the E. by
See also:Limousin and Quercy, on the S. by
See also:Agenais and Bazadais, and on the W. by Bordelais and
See also:Saintonge . It is now represented by the departments of
See also:Dordogne and part of Lot-et-
See also:Garonne . Perigord was in two divisions: Perigord blanc (cap . Perigueux) and Perigord noir (cap .
See also:Sarlat) . In the
See also:time of Caesar it formed the civitas Petrocoriorum, with Vesunna (Perigueux) as its capital . It became later part of Aquitania secunda and formed the pages petragoricus, afterwards the
See also:diocese of Perigueux . Since the 8th century it had its own
See also:counts (see the Histoire genealogique of P . Anselme, tome iii.), who were feudatories of the dukes of
See also:Aquitaine and in the 13th century were the vassals of the
See also:king of England . In the 15th century the
See also:county passed into the hands of the dukes of
See also:Orleans, and in the 16th came to the
See also:family of d'
See also:Albret, becoming
See also:land again on the accession of
See also:Henry IV . See Dessalles, Histoire du Perigord (1888), the Bulletin of the Societe historique et archeologique du Perigord (1874 seq.), l'Inventaire sommaire de la " Collection de Perigord " in the Bibliotheque nationale (1874) ; the Dictionnaire topographique du departement de la Dordogne by the Vicomte de Gourgues (1873) .
PERIGEE (Gr. zrepi, near, 'A', the earth)
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