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A history of Sicily

by Moses I. Finley

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Published by Viking in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sicily (Italy)
    • Subjects:
    • Sicily (Italy) -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementM.I. Finley, Denis Mack Smith, and Christopher Duggan.
      ContributionsMack Smith, Denis, 1920-, Duggan, Christopher.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDG866 .F5 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 246 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages246
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2739608M
      ISBN 100670817252
      LC Control Number86040426

        The Paperback of the Sicily: A Cultural History by Joseph Farrell at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Sicily was the land in the center of the Mediterranean where the great civilizations of Europe and Northern Africa met. This book gives a complete account of that great southern democracy from the arrival of the earliest Brand: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated. It perfectly encapsulates the merits of Norman Sicily. Sicily and the empire: The papal encouragement of the Normans, as conquerors of southern Italy and Sicily, makes political sense in the 11th century as a way of protecting the southern flank of the papal states. It seems less wise a century later.

        Author of Bibliotheca historica, Diodorus of Sicily, Diodorus Siculus, Bibliothecae historicae libri qui supersunt, e recensione Petri Wesselingii, cum interpretatione latina Laur. Rhodomani atque annotationibus variorum.., Bibliothèque historique, Biblioteca storica di Diodoro Siculo, Bibliothe que historique, The historical library of Diodorus the Sicilian.   A history of Sicily by Denis Mack Smith; 12 editions; First published in ; Subjects: History, Europe - Italy, History - General History; Places: Sicily (Italy), Sicily.

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