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  • Önhan Tunca,
  • E. P. Uphill,
  • Rob Jameson,
  • Thorsten Opper,
  • Janet Delaine,
  • James Stevens Curl,
  • Jonathan M. Bloom,
  • Christopher Tadgell,
  • Roya Marefat,
  • Stanislaus Fung,
  • Chang Kyung-Ho,
  • Bruce A. Coats,
  • Sian E. Jay,
  • J. C. Moughtin
  •  and H. Stanley Loten


Official residence of an emperor, king, pope, or other sovereign ruler. The word derives from the Palatine Hill in Rome, where the residence of the Emperor Augustus (reg 27 bcad 14) was sited. This building was later developed as the Palace of the Caesars, covering the entire hill, and the name began to be applied to all other royal and imperial residences, including those of earlier eras. It was also later given to the official dwelling of the archbishop or bishop in a cathedral city and was then extended to any episcopal residence. Subsequently, many princely mansions (e.g. the ...

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