The Peoples of Sicily

A Multicultural Legacy

Author: Louis Mendola,Jacqueline Alio

Publisher: Trinacria Editions Llc

ISBN: 9780615796949

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1333

Can the eclectic medieval history of the world's most conquered island be a lesson for our age? This book is about more than Sicily. The focus of this 368 page general history to 1500 is the diversity of civilizations during the island's multicultural medieval period from 1060 to 1260. The volume includes 29 chapters plus appendices. Introductory background chapters begin in the Neolithic, continuing to the history of the contested island under Punics and Greeks. Every civilization that populated the island is covered, including Goths, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Germans, Angevins, Aragonese and Jews, with profiles of important historical figures. Religions, law, geography and cuisine are also covered. There is a detailed chronology, reading list, suggested places to visit and sources. Medieval Sicily is viewed as an example of a tolerant, multicultural society and an inspiration for our times. Meet the peoples!

Rick Steves Sicily

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1641711035

Category: Travel

Page: 500

View: 1258

Swim in the sparkling Mediterranean, marvel at the peak of Mount Etna, and get to know this region's timeless charm: with Rick Steves on your side, Sicily can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Sicily you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Sicily Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from Mount Etna and the Byzantine mosaics of Monreale to the Ballarò street market and Siracusa's puppet museum How to connect with culture: Savor seafood-centric cuisine made from ancient recipes, catch an opera performance at the Teatro Massimo, or sample authentic Marsala wine Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of local Nero d'Avola Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a historical overview, and useful Italian phrases Over 350 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Palermo, Cefalù, Trapani and the West Coast, Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, Ragusa and the Southeast, Catania, Taormina, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Sicily.

The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide

How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy

Author: Melanie Holtz

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440349096

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 9364

Discover your Italian roots! Say "ciao" to your Italian ancestors! This in-depth guide will walk you through the exciting journey of researching your Italian famiglia both here and in Italy. Inside, you'll find tips for every phase of Italian genealogy research, from identifying your immigrant ancestor and pinpointing his hometown to uncovering records of him in Italian archives. In this book, you'll find: Basic information on starting your family history research, including how to trace your immigrant ancestor back to Italy Strategies for uncovering genealogy records (including passenger lists, draft cards, and birth, marriage, and death records) from both the United States and Italy, with annotated sample records Crash-course guides to Italian history, geography, and names Helpful Italian genealogical word lists Sample letters for requesting records from Italian archives Whether your ancestors hail from the island of Sicily or the hills of Piedmont, The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide will give you the tools you need to track your family in Italy.

Sicilian Splendors

Discovering the Secret Places That Speak to the Heart

Author: John Keahey

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 125010470X

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 7837

"A wondrously joyous account of travel as it should be." –Publishers Weekly A travel narrative that focuses on Sicily's little-known regions, from the author of Seeking Sicily and Hidden Tuscany. From Palermo to Castiglione di Sicilia to Alimena, Sicily holds great secrets from the past and unspoken promises. Tradition, in the form of festivals, the written word, photographs, and song, reverberates through village walls. Now, slowly shaking itself free of the Mafia, Sicily is opening itself up to visitors in ways it never has before. Sicilian Splendors explores the history, politics, food, Mafia, and people which John Keahey encounters throughout his travels during his return to Sicily. Through conversing with natives and immersing himself in culture, Keahey illustrates a brand new Sicily no one has ever talked about before. Villagers, eager to welcome tourism and impart awareness of their cultural background, greet Keahey for meals and drink and walk him through their winding streets. They share stories of well-known writers, such as Maria Messina, who have found inspiration in Sicily’s villages. Keahey’s never-ending curiosity as a traveler shines light on Sicily’s mythical mysteries and portrays the island not only through his eyes but also through Sicily’s heart. This picturesque travel memoir navigates Sicily today and seeks to understand Sicily’s past. In lyrical prose and vivid dialect, Keahey paints images of the island’s villages, people, and culture with careful strokes and a meticulously even hand. Keahey not only serves as a guide through the marvel of Sicily’s identity, but he also looks deeply into Sicily’s soul.

Encyclopedia of Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups around the World, 2nd Edition

Ethnic and National Groups around the World

Author: James B. Minahan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699548

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 4261

This book addresses the numerous national movements of ethnic groups around the world seeking independence, more self-rule, or autonomy—movements that have proliferated exponentially in the 21st century. • Provides readers with an understanding of a global phenomenon that continues even today • Presents specific, hard-to-find information on the many ethnic and national groups seeking greater self-government in an easy-to-access format with up-to-date facts and histories • Provides further reading suggestions, an index, and an appendix of dates of independence declarations by nation

Sicily and the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages

Author: Hiroshi Takayama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351022288

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 7018

This book is a collection of milestone articles of a leading scholar in the study of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily, a crossroads of Latin-Christian, Greek-Byzantine, and Arab-Islamic cultures and one of the most fascinating but also one of the most neglected kingdoms in the medieval world. Some of his articles were published in influential journals such as English Historical Review, Viator, Mediterranean Historical Review, and Papers of the British School at Rome, while others appeared in hard-to-obtain festschrifts, proceedings of international conferences, and so on. The articles included here, based on analysis of Latin, Greek, and Arabic documents as well as multi-lingual parchments, explore subjects of interest in medieval Mediterranean world such as Norman administrations, multi-cultural courts, Christian-Muslim diplomacy, conquests and migrations, religious tolerance and conflicts, cross-cultural contacts, and so forth. Some of them dig deep into curious specific topics, while others settle disputes among scholars and correct our antiquated interpretations. His attention to the administrative structure of the kingdom of Sicily, whose bureaucracy was staffed by Greeks, Muslims and Latins, has been a particularly important part of his work, where he has engaged in major debates with other scholars in the field.

Margaret, Queen of Sicily

Author: Jacqueline Alio

Publisher: Trinacria Editions LLC

ISBN: 9780991588657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 7291

Margaret of Navarre, Queen of Sicily, was one of the most important women of the twelfth century, acting as regent during a pivotal phase in her kingdom's history. Her life and times make for the compelling story of a wife, sister, mother and leader. This is the first biography of the great-granddaughter of El Cid and friend of Thomas Becket who could govern a nation and inspire millions. In Margaret's story sisterhood is just the beginning. The Basque princess who rose to confront unimagined adversity became the epitome of medieval womanhood in a world dominated by men, governing one of the wealthiest, most powerful - and most socially complex - states of Europe and the Mediterranean. This book is the result of original, scholarly research, yet its narrative is lively and interesting. In addition to its main text, the volume presents maps, genealogical tables and numerous photographs, reflecting information gathered by the author in Italy, Spain and England (and even in the United States). Her research took her from the tiny town in Navarre where Margaret was born to the locality in Sicily where the queen died, and a lot of places in-between. The author's keen knowledge of history and her mastery of Italian, Spanish, French and Sicilian aided her in following every step of Margaret's journey. If you could travel back in time to the twelfth century, Ms Alio would be the perfect guide, and in this book she guides you through an eventful life in a perilous age. Closer to our times, Jackie Alio stands out as the only Sicilian woman writing books in English about the women of medieval Sicily. Her previous titles include The Peoples of Sicily: A Multicultural Legacy and Women of Sicily: Saints, Queens and Rebels. She has published papers on the Jews of medieval Sicily and she co-authored a book on the history of Sicilian cuisine.

Medieval Italy

An Encyclopedia

Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948801

Category: History

Page: 2160

View: 618

This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.

Feuer im Schloss

Author: Edgar Wallace

Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh

ISBN: 3958704638

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4026

Nach 24 Jahren hat der ›Alte‹ genug, er erschlägt den Wärter und bricht aus der Irrenanstalt auf Sketchley Hill aus. Danach ereignen sich mehrere Verbrechen im Ort, schließlich brennt das Schloss ›Arranways Hall‹. Aber ist wirklich der verwirrte ›Alte‹ der Verbrecher ...?

Invasion der Barbaren

Die Entstehung Europas im ersten Jahrtausend nach Christus

Author: Peter Heather

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608101896

Category: History

Page: 667

View: 5046

Spätrömische Dekadenz und plündernde Vandalen: so lauten die Klischees über die sogenannte Völkerwanderungszeit. Doch wie entstand im ersten Jahrtausend aus dem hochentwickelten römischen Süden und dem barbarischen Norden die neue kulturelle Einheit Europa? Um Christi Geburt war Europa zweigeteilt in den hochentwickelten Süden der Mittelmeerkulturen und den unentwickelten Norden germanischund slawisch sprechender Stammeskulturen. Diese kannten weder die Schrift noch den steinernen Siedlungsbau, ein stehendes Heer oder die Geldwirtschaft, geschweige denn Städte mit Feuerwehr und Müllabfuhr. Wie konnte der »Ansturm der Barbaren« dem römischen Imperium den Todesstoß versetzen? Peter Heather stellt diese alte Frage im Licht der Erkenntnisse zur Ethnogenese und der modernen Migrationsforschung neu. Vom Hunnensturm bis zu den Wikingern untersucht er die Dynamik der europäischen Wanderungsbewegungen. Die sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Wechselwirkungen zwischen beiden Kulturräumen veränderten diese von Grund auf und ließen sie langfristig zu einer neuen kulturellen Einheit werden: dem Europa, das wir in weiterentwickelter Form noch heute kennen.

Der Sizilianer

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644403414

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8824

Im Fadenkreuz der Mafia Sizilien 1950: Die Zeit des Exils auf Sizilien neigt sich für Michael Corleone dem Ende zu. Sein Vater, der mächtige Don, hat ihn beauftragt, den jungen sizilianischen Mafioso Salvatore Giuliano nach Amerika zu begleiten. Für das sizilianische Volk ist Giuliano ein Held, doch mit seinem Kampf gegen die korrupte Regierung in Rom hat er sich einflussreiche Feinde geschaffen. Nicht nur die Polizei ist ihm auf den Fersen, sondern auch der mächtige Mafiaboss Don Croce. Wird es Michael gelingen, den Auftrag seines Vaters auszuführen?

Das weinfarbene Meer

Erzählungen

Author: Leonardo Sciascia,Sigrid Vagt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803126115

Category:

Page: 155

View: 7982

Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 6040

«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

Autopsie des Vaters

Roman

Author: Kramer, Pascale

Publisher: Rotpunktverlag

ISBN: 3858697672

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8655

Ania hat ihren Vater jahrelang kaum gesehen. Da erreicht sie eines Tages ein Anruf seiner neuen Frau: Gabriel hat in der Nacht Selbstmord begangen. Der Freitod scheint im Zusammenhang mit dem Skandal zu stehen, den der als linker Intellektueller bekannte Radiojournalist ausgelöst hat, als er öffentlich Partei für zwei junge Einheimische ergriff, die an seinem Wohnort einen afrikanischen Sans-Papiers brutal ermordet haben. Als sich Ania zur Beerdigung in der Pariser Peripherie aufmacht, schlägt ihr in dem tief gespaltenen Dorf eine hasserfüllte Atmosphäre entgegen. Aber auch in ihrem alten Elternhaus stößt sie einzig auf Fremdheit und muss sich die Frage stellen, wie es dazu kommen konnte, dass ihr Vater eine solch unerträgliche Wendung vollzog. Pascale Kramer seziert in Autopsie des Vaters ein Land im Kippzustand. Das Skalpell ansetzend, erzählt sie vom Wegschauen, von der Abschottung einer ganzen Gesellschaftsschicht und wirft gleichzeitig ein schmerzhaft klares Licht auf das Innerste einer Familie, die verpasste Verständigung zwischen Vater und Tochter.

Roger II. von Sizilien

Herrscher zwischen Orient und Okzident

Author: Hubert Houben

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534231133

Category: Sicily (Italy) - History - Roger II, 1105-1154

Page: 235

View: 9876

Das Mittelmeer

Eine Biographie

Author: David Abulafia

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028117

Category: History

Page: 960

View: 3323

Das aufsehenerregende Standardwerk in opulenter Ausstattung – reich bebildert im Großformat. Die Geschichte eines einzigartigen Kulturraums neu erzählt. Über 3000 Jahre war das Mittelmeer eines der großen Zentren der Zivilisation. Seine gesamte Geschichte wird hier von dem großen Historiker David Abulafia brillant erzählt, von der Errichtung der ersten geheimnisvollen Tempel auf Malta 3500 v. Chr. bis zu den heutigen Zielen des Massentourismus. Farbig lässt er die Geschichte der großen Hafenstädte – Alexandria, Saloniki, Triest – wiederauferstehen, berichtet von deren Einwohnern, dem Warenaustausch und den Handelswegen, die das große Meer durchzogen. Eine unglaubliche Vielfalt an Religionen, Bevölkerungen, Sprachen und Kulturen verbindet er so zu einer der ganz großen Geschichtserzählungen.

Die Sionpilger

Author: Félix Fabri,Wieland Carls

Publisher: Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH &

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

Page: 596

View: 7051