The Resource Sicily : an island at the crossroads of history, John Julius Norwich

Sicily : an island at the crossroads of history, John Julius Norwich

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Sicily : an island at the crossroads of history
Title
Sicily
Title remainder
an island at the crossroads of history
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John Julius Norwich
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Language
eng
Summary
"'Sicily,' said Goethe, 'is the key to everything.' The birthplace of Archimedes, Georgio de Chirico, and Muhammad al-Idrisi, it is the largest island in the Mediterranean. The stepping-stone between Europe and Africa, the gateway between the East and the West, the link between the Latin world and the Greek, at once a stronghold, clearing-house and observation-point, it has been fought over and occupied in turn by all the great powers that have striven over the centuries to extend their dominion across the Middle Sea. John Julius Norwich offers a vivid, erudite, page-turning account of an island and the remarkable kings, queens, and tyrants who fought to rule it. From its beginnings as a feared Greek city-state to its rise as a wealthy, multicultural trading hub during the Crusades, to its rebellion against Italian unification and the rise of the Mafia, the story of Sicily is rich with extraordinary moments and dramatic characters. Norwich outlines the surprising influence Sicily has had on world history--the Roman fascination with Greek culture dates back to their sack of Sicily--and tells the story of one of the world's most kaleidoscopic cultures in a galvanizing, contemporary way"--
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945.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG866
LC item number
.N67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Sicily : an island at the crossroads of history, John Julius Norwich
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Sicily : an island at the crossroads of history, John Julius Norwich
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-339) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Greeks -- 2. Carthaginians -- 3. Romans, Barbarians, Byzantines, Arabs -- 4. Normans -- 5. The End of the Kingdom -- 6. Stupor Mundi -- 7. The Vespers -- 8. The Domination of Spain -- 9. Piracy and Revolution -- 10. The Coming of the Bourbons -- 11. Napoleon, Nelson and the Hamiltons -- 12. Joseph and Joachim -- 13. The End of the Murats -- 14. The Carbonari and the Quarantotto -- 15. Risorgimento -- 16. The Mafia and Mussolini -- 17. The Second World War -- Epilogue
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25 cm.
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780812995176
Lccn
2015007371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map

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