Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812995198
Size: 52.30 MB
Format: PDF
View: 6708
Download Read Online
Critically acclaimed author John Julius Norwich weaves the turbulent story of Sicily into a spellbinding narrative that places the island at the crossroads of world history. “Sicily,” said Goethe, “is the key to everything.” It is ...

Reading And Writing The Mediterranean

Author: Vincenzo Consolo
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802092101
Size: 58.26 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5001
Download Read Online
Mediterranean Crossroads Many of the essays in the section 'Sicilian Travels:
Lands, Cities, and Sea' allude to Sicily as the crossroad of history, cultures,
religions, and traditions deriving from Greek, Byzantine, Arabic, Norman, and
Spanish dominations. In the third section of this volume, 'Mediterranean
Crossroads,' Consolo explores more the hybrid heritage of the island, drawing
close attention to the signs of the Muslim past that remain in Sicilian language,
literature, and customs, ...

Four Princes

Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780802126634
Size: 64.84 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 2969
Download Read Online
A portrait of four dynamic rulers born in the last decade of the fifteenth century examines how they collectively shaped modern Europe and the Middle East in cultural, religious, and political arenas.

Crossroads And Cultures Combined Volume A History Of The World S Peoples

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497075211
Size: 39.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1543
Download Read Online
Sardinia is the secondlargest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and
before Cyprus). It is an autonomous region of Italy, and the nearest land masses
are (clockwise from north) the French island of Corsica, the Italian Peninsula,
Sicily, Tunisia and the Spanish Balearic Islands. The name Sardinia is from the
preRoman noun *sard[], romanised as sardus (feminine sarda); that the name
had a religious connotation is suggested from its use also as the adjective for the
ancient ...

Empire S Crossroads

Author: Carrie Gibson
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802192351
Size: 76.19 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 3721
Download Read Online
A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day Carrie Gibson.
Santo prospered, and at one point, ... And so Columbus's colonial education
continued.12 On the main island logging began because, as in the Canaries,
there were trees whose resin could be used for dye. The few trees of Porto Santo
suffered a ... When it was grown in Sicily or the Algarve, farmers had to construct
irrigation systems to give the plant sufficient water. The climate on Madeira
enriched the ...


Author: Giovanni Francesio
ISBN: 9788877433824
Size: 13.74 MB
Format: PDF
View: 2858
Download Read Online
Few places in the world have experienced such an intense and eventful history as Sicily.

The Heart And The Island A Critical Study Of Sicilian American Literature

Author: Chiara Mazzucchelli
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438459246
Size: 28.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 2546
Download Read Online
Sicily's island status is essential to its identity as is its troubled history. Especially
because of its geographical location, embedded as it is between Europe and
Africa, and, on the east-west axis, between western Europe and western Asia,
Sicily has historically been the strategic epicenter of colonizing enterprises.7 A “
crossroad of civilizations” is the most common euphemistic definition for the
island's past, for there met the interests of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines,
Arabs, Normans, ...

Sicily And The Mediterranean

Author: Claudia Karagoz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137486937
Size: 78.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 762
Download Read Online
Whether highlighting the specificity of Sicily's regional contributions to the cultural
legacies of Magna Graecia, relying on Arab sources to recount the Norman
domination of Sicily, or taking to task the devastations enacted by modernity in
the ... and twentyfirstcentury Sicilian history by exploring the construction of the
island within the context of Fascist Italy's imperialistic ambitions, its transformation
into a key Mediterranean crossroads for the international oil market starting in the
1950s, ...

Immigration And Emigration In Historical Perspective

Author: Ann Katherine Isaacs
Publisher: Edizioni Plus
ISBN: 8884924987
Size: 26.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 402
Download Read Online
The Norman conquest of Muslim Sicily resulted in the establishment of a new
Latin Christian polity at the strategic crossroads of the Mediterranean world. From
a province of Dar al-Islam, the island was gradually transformed into a Latin
Christian society. Despite the lack of any reliable statistical data, enough
evidence survives which points to the central role played by Latin Christian
immigration from different parts of the Italian peninsula as well as lands beyond
the Alps, in this ...

A Geographical Introduction To History

Author: L. Febvre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136192514
Size: 63.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 6810
Download Read Online
But there are, on the other hand, islands situated on the great routes ofthe globe,
at the meetingpoints of the chief lines of communication, and at the ocean
crossroads. How shall we compare them with the first sort—Sicily and Cretein the
Mediterranean of old, Maltaof today, theSundaandHawaian islands, PortoRico,
and Cuba ? Evidently the formulæ mustbe changed. Everything about them
reflects and bears witness to continuous,safe, and active communication
withtheoutside world.