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The Norman Kingdom of Sicily

The Norman Kingdom of Sicily

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  • Date Published: July 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521269117

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  • This book is an introductory account of the kingdom of Sicily established in 1130 by Roger II, a "Norman" king, and ruled by Roger, his son, and grandsons until 1194 when the kingdom was conquered by his son-in-law, Henry VI of Hohenstaufen. The period covered does, however, extend from 1130 to 1266, when the kingdom passed from the Hohenstaufen heirs to Charles of Anjou, which is roughly as long and as coherent as the "Norman" monarchy of England between 1066 and 1204.

    • A comprehensive account of one of the most interesting chapters of Mediterranean medieval history: the establishment of a great and rich kingdom by the Norman ruler Roger II
    • This is the first short, scholarly account of the topic to appear in modern times, although there have been a few general, narrative treatments of Roger's exotic court
    • The book provides solid historical background for those who visit Sicily today, and who visit the places associated with Roger and his successors (some of which, like the cathedral at Monreale, remain among the wonders of Europe)
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    "There is much of value about governmental administration, for example, that is not available elsewhere or is scattered through various books and articles. This volume will be useful to students." The International History Review

    "Matthew's treatment of political life is gripping and dramatic...will be valued by scholars and graduate students who want to know more about southern Italy." History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521269117
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 214 x 138 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.597kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Note on coinage
    Map of Sicily and southern Italy
    Part I. The Normans and the Monarchy:
    1. Southern Italy and the Normans before the creation of the monarchy
    2. The establishment of the kingdom
    Part II. The Kingdom:
    3. The material resources of the kingdom
    4. The religious communities of the kingdom
    5. Intellectual and artistic aspects of the kingdom
    6. The ordering of society
    Part III. The Monarchy:
    7. The kings in their kingdom
    8. Royal government and administration
    9. The kingdom's defences and its enemies
    Part IV. The Norman Legacy:
    10. The kingdom in disarray
    11. The kingdom revitalised
    12. The kingdom betrayed

  • Author

    Donald Matthew, University of Reading

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