Sicily: An Informal History

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Associated University Presse, 2001 - 127 pagine
"This work covers the extensive and varied history of the island of Sicily from the pre-historic period to the present. Sicily is a microcosm of the whole of Western and Mediterranean history, a place where more than five thousand years of history can be seen in a concentrated and accessible area. There are vivid descriptions of the island's varied historic sites, such as the prehistoric remains of the Neolithic age; the dramatic ruins of the Greek temples and theaters; the Roman villas and ampitheaters; and more. Finally, the dramatic periods of the Napoleonic Wars and the Risorgimento - the birth of the modern Italian nation - are described here in relation to the island's history, as are the events that led to Sicily's emergence into the modern industrial world. The book includes two appendices comprising a timeline of the long and varied course of Sicilian history; and a travel itinerary covering the full extent of the island and noting the many historic cities and sites described in each chapter."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Indice

Beginnings
13
The Greeks
16
Roman Province
27
The Byzantines
38
The Arabs
43
Norman Rule
48
The Hohenstaufens
55
The Sicilian Vespers
65
Spanish Rule
86
The 18th Century
91
The Age of Revolution
97
The Risorgimento
104
Modern Sicily
110
Time Line
115
A Circuit Tour of Sicily
119
Index
123

The House of Aragon
76

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