Istria

   Mountainous peninsula in the northern Adriatic Sea (q.v.) between the gulfs ofTrieste and Fiume. The Ostrogoths (q.v.) seized it in 493. The forces of Justinian I (q.v.) reconquered it in 539. The Lombards (q.v.), who invaded Italy (q.v.) in 568, took over much of Istria by the end of the sixth century. Nevertheless, the coast remained under Byzantine control even after the fall of the Exarchate of Ravenna (qq.v.) in 751. In 788 Charlemagne (q.v.), having completed his conquest of Lombardy, extended his conquests farther to the east and seized Istria. In the ninth century Frankish domination was replaced by that of Venice (q.v.).

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