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

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

Label
Sicily : an island at the crossroads of history
Title
Sicily
Title remainder
an island at the crossroads of history
Statement of responsibility
John Julius Norwich
Creator
Subject
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norwich, John Julius
Dewey number
945.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG866
LC item number
.N67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
  • HISTORY / Historical Geography
Label
Sicily : an island at the crossroads of history, John Julius Norwich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in the United Kingdom by John Murray (Publishers), a Hachette UK Company"--Title-page verso
  • Originally published under title: Sicily : a short history, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Greeks -- Carthaginians -- Romans, Barbarians, Byzantines, Arabs -- Normans -- The end of the Kingdom -- Stupor mundi -- The Vespers -- The domination of Spain -- Piracy and revolution -- The coming of the Bourbons -- Napoleon, Nelson, and the Hamiltons -- Joseph and Joachim -- The end of the Murats -- The Carbonari and the Quarantotto -- Risorgimento -- The Mafia and Mussolini -- The Second World War
Control code
1611555
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812995176
Lccn
2015007371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1611555
  • (OCoLC)904715530
Label
Sicily : an island at the crossroads of history, John Julius Norwich
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in the United Kingdom by John Murray (Publishers), a Hachette UK Company"--Title-page verso
  • Originally published under title: Sicily : a short history, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Greeks -- Carthaginians -- Romans, Barbarians, Byzantines, Arabs -- Normans -- The end of the Kingdom -- Stupor mundi -- The Vespers -- The domination of Spain -- Piracy and revolution -- The coming of the Bourbons -- Napoleon, Nelson, and the Hamiltons -- Joseph and Joachim -- The end of the Murats -- The Carbonari and the Quarantotto -- Risorgimento -- The Mafia and Mussolini -- The Second World War
Control code
1611555
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812995176
Lccn
2015007371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1611555
  • (OCoLC)904715530

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