Sicily Three Thousand Years of Human History

ISBN-10: 158642131X
ISBN-13: 9781586421311
Edition: 2007
Authors: Sandra Benjamin
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Tourists, armchair travelers, and historians will all delight in this fluid narrative that can be read straight through, dipped into over time, or used as a reference guide to each period in Sicily's fascinating tale. Emigration of people from Sicily often overshadows the importance of the people who immigrated to the island through the centuries. These have included several who became Sicily's rulers, along with Jews, Ligurians, and Albanians. Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Goths, Byzantines, Muslims, Normans, Hohenstaufens, Spaniards, Bourbons, the Savoy Kingdom of Italy and the modern era have all held sway, and left lasting influences on the island's culture and architecture. Sicily's character has also been determined by what passed it by: events that affected Europe generally, namely the Crusades and Columbus's discovery of the Americas, remarkably had little influence on Italy's most famous island. Maps, biographical notes, suggestions for further reading, a glossary, pronunciation keys, and much more make this unique book as essential as it is enjoyable.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Lipari
The Greek Period
Transition: The Romans Conquer the Island (263 B.C.-212 B.C.)
Romans
Transition: Germanic Peoples Move South (ca 425-468)
Vandals, Goths, Byzantines
Transition: The Coming of the Muslims (827-902)
Muslims
Transition: The Coming of the Normans (1061-1091)
Normans
Transition: From Hauteville to Hohenstaufen (1189-1194)
Hohenstaufens
Transition: From Angevin to Aragon (1282-1285)
Spanish
Transition: A Break from the Spanish (1713-1734)
Bourbons
Transition: Garibaldi (1848-1860)
The Savoy Kingdom of Italy
Transition: World War II and Its Aftermath (1943-1948)
Autonomous Region
Statistical Tables
Glossary and Notes on Italian Word Endings
Glossary of Names
Notes
Bibliographical Note
Index

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