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(Encyclopedia) kingdom, in taxonomy: see classification .

Middle Kingdom

(Encyclopedia) Middle Kingdom or Middle Country, Mandarin Zhongguo, Chinese name for China. It dates from c.1000 BC, when it designated the Chou empire situated on the…

Three Kingdoms

(Encyclopedia) Three Kingdoms, period of Chinese history from 220 to 265, after the collapse of the Han dynasty. The period takes its name from the three states into which China was…

Two Sicilies, kingdom of the

(Encyclopedia) Two Sicilies, kingdom of the. The name Two Sicilies was used in the Middle Ages to mean the kingdoms of Sicily and of Naples (see Sicily and Naples, kingdom…

Sussex, kingdom of

(Encyclopedia) Sussex, kingdom of, one of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy (seven kingdoms) in England, located S of the Weald. It was settled in the late 5th cent. (according to tradition in…

Kongo, kingdom of

(Encyclopedia) Kongo, kingdom of kông´gō, kŏng´– [key], former state of W central Africa, founded in the 14th cent. In the 15th cent. the kingdom stretched from the Congo River in the…

Sardinia, kingdom of

(Encyclopedia) Sardinia, kingdom of, name given to the possessions of the house of Savoy (see Savoy, house of ) in 1720, when the island of Sardinia was awarded (by the Treaty of…