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History of Monaco __ "The early history of Monaco is primarily concerned with the protective and strategic value of the Rock of Monaco, the area's chief geological landmark, which served first as a shelter for ancient peoples and later as a fortress."  You will find an encyclopedic article along with links to additional resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Monaco

History of Monaco __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Monaco." - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/library/world/blxmonaco.htm

History of Monaco: Primary Documents - EuroDocs __ Click-to-read articles and resources about the history of Monaco. - From byu.edu - http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/History_of_Monaco:_Primary_Documents

The History of Monaco - Royalty in Monaco __ "The Grimaldi family has ruled Monaco for more than 700 years. The country gained its current constitution in 1911 during the reign of Prince Albert I."  You will find news, books and history about the royalty of Monaco. - From royalty.nu - http://www.royalty.nu/Europe/Monaco/index.html 

Monaco History __ A concise version of the history of Monaco. - From monaco-consulate.com - http://www.monaco-consulate.com/about_history.htm

Monaco - History __ "The ruling family of Monaco, the house of Grimaldi, traces its ancestry to Otto Canella (c.10701143), who was consul of Genoa in 1133. The family name, Grimaldi, was adapted from the Christian name of Canella's youngest son, Grimaldo."  A general look at history. - From nationsencyclopedia.com - http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Monaco-HISTORY.html 

Monaco: History __ An annotated timeline with links to extensive detail about different episodes of Monaco history. - From cityofmonaco.com - http://www.cityofmonaco.com/monaco/info/history1.html

Monaco History __ "Monaco's history is pretty much the history of the Grimaldi family. The country is their private playground, and they are its raison d'etre - a 1918 treaty with France states that, should the Grimaldis die out Monaco will become an autonomous state of France."  A colorful history of Monaco. - from lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/monaco/history 

Monaco: History __ "Probably settled by Phoenicians in ancient times, Monaco was annexed by Marseilles and Christianized in the 1st cent. A.D. In the 7th cent. it was part of the kingdom of the Lombards, and in the 8th cent. of the kingdom of Arles."  A good overview of Monaco history and access to a lot of additional information about the country. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0859729.html

Monaco History __ A general look at Monaco's history along with other information about the country. - From iexplore.com - http://www.iexplore.com/dmap/Monaco/History

Monaco Official Site - History __ A brief look at the history of Monaco with links to more detailed information. - visitmonaco.com - http://www.visitmonaco.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=18

Timeline: Monaco __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events in Monaco history. - illustrated - from BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/2530539.stm

The Virtual Jewish History Tour: Monaco __ "There were a few Jews who lived in Monaco prior to World War II. These Jews were predominately Ashkenazim from France. To save their Jewish citizens from Nazi persecution, the government issued false papers to the Jews during the war."  A history of the Jewish People and Monaco. - illustrated - From jewishvirtuallibrary.org - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/monaco.html


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