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La Rochelle (capital of the departement), Rochefort, Saintes, Saint-Jean-d'Angely
, and Jonzac give their names to the five arrondisse- ments, and the departement
forms the diocese of La Rochelle. Its court of appeal is at Poitiers. Pop.
Where the same name may denote a person, place, or thing, the articles will be
found in that order ments and traces of its ancient importance. It has, in particular,
many Buddhist monuments, because in Sui (581-618) and T'ang times it was a ...
... and was acclaimed not only by the poets of the Romantic move- Andre de
Chenier, oil painting by Francois Thomise, 1784; in Beziers Museum, France
Giraudon — Art Resource/EB Inc ment but also by the anti-Romantic liberal press
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