Sicilian Vespers A History of the Mediterranean World in the Later Thirteenth Century

ISBN-10: 0521437741

ISBN-13: 9780521437745

Edition: 1958

Authors: Steven Runciman

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On 30 March 1282, as the bells of Palermo were ringing for Vespers, the Sicilian townsfolk, crying 'Death to the French', slaughtered the garrison and administration of their Angevin King. Seen in historical perspective it was not an especially big massacre: the revolt of the long-subjugated Sicilians might seem just another resistance movement. But the events of 1282 came at a crucial moment. Steven Runciman takes the Vespers as the climax of a great narrative sweep covering the whole of the Mediterranean in the thirteenth century. His sustained narrative power is displayed here with concentrated brilliance in the rise and fall of this fascinating episode. This is also an excellent guide to the historical background to Dante's Divine Comedy, forming almost a Who's Who of the political figures in it, and providing insight into their placement in Hell, Paradise or Purgatory.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1958
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/31/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Sir Steven Runciman, one of the most acclaimed historians of the Byzantine era, was the author of many influential works, including the three-volume History of the Crusades.

The Death of AntiChrist
The Hohenstaufen Inheritance
Across the Adriatic
The search for a King: Edmund of England
The search for a King: Charles of Anjou
The Angevin Invasion
Conradin
King Charles of Sicily
A Mediterranean Empire
Pope Gregory X
The Angevin revival
The great conspiracy
The Vespers
The duel between Kings
The end of King Charles
The vespers and the fate of Sicily
The vespers and the fate of Europe
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