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Title The peoples of Sicily : a multicultural legacy / Louis Mendolam Jacqueline Alio.
Author Mendola, Louis, author.
Publication New York : Trinacria Editions, [2013]
Description 364 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Call # 945.8 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index.
Summary "Can the eclectic medieval history of the world's most conquered island be a lesson for our times? Home to Normans, Byzantines, Arabs, Germans and Jews, 12th-century Sicily was a crossroads of cultures and faiths, the epitome of diversity. Here Europe, Asia and Africa met, with magical results. Bilingualism was the norm, women's rights were defended, and the environment was protected. All before 1250."--Publisher description.
Contents Meet the peoples -- A historical outline -- Land, flora, fauna, cuisine -- The faiths -- The Vandals and Goths -- The Byzantine Greeks -- The Jews -- The Mikveh of Siracusa -- The Arabs -- George Maniakes -- The great schism -- The Normans -- Roger I and Judith -- Roger II and Elvira -- Abdullah al Idrisi -- Norman Palace and Genoard -- Margaret of Navarre -- Bin Jubayr -- Joan Plantagenet -- Benjamin of Tudela -- Monreale Abbey -- Thomas Becket and Sicily -- The Swabians -- Frederick II -- Law: Melfi and Maliki -- Ciullo of Alcamo -- The Angevins -- The Aragonese and Castilians. -- Inheritance.
Subject Sicily (Italy) -- Civilization.
Sicily (Italy) -- Population -- History -- To 1500.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Population. (OCoLC)fst01071476
Italy -- Sicily. (OCoLC)fst01204499
To 1500
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Alio, Jacqueline.
ISBN 9780615796949 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
061579694X (pbk. ; acid-free paper)

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