Sicily: An Illustrated History
Hippocrene Books, 2002 - 152 pagine
Sicily was the jewel of the Mediterranean, and Sicilians were the first civilized people of the Western World-here is their rich and diverse history in crisp prose and lively illustration. This concise history relates how Sicily rose to become the first independent, civilized nation of greater Italy, as well as home to many of the world's most distinguished philosophers, mathematicians, scientists, and artists. The narrative subsequently recounts the region's millennium-long decline at the hands of foreign invaders, its hard-won battle for freedom in 1860 under the leadership of Giuseppe Garibaldi, and its current status as a center for art and tourism.
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Review: Sicily: An Illustrated History (Illustrated Histories (Hippocrene))Recensione dell'utente - Sheila - Goodreads
A very dry history of Sicily. Interesting if you truly want to learn what the history of the island is, but I don't recommend it for enjoyable, leisure reading. The one good thing about the book ... Leggi recensione completa
Review: Sicily: An Illustrated History (Illustrated Histories (Hippocrene))Recensione dell'utente - Goodreads
This is a mostly readable, but occassionally dry, concise history. Very misleading subtitle. There are very few illustrations and photos. However, I would recommend it to everyone who wants a ...