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The Resource Sicily : a short history, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra, John Julius Norwich

Sicily : a short history, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra, John Julius Norwich

Label
Sicily : a short history, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra
Title
Sicily
Title remainder
a short history, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra
Statement of responsibility
John Julius Norwich
Title variation
Short history from the ancient Greeks to Cosa Nostra
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The stepping stone between Europe and Africa, the gateway between the East and the West, at once a stronghold, clearing-house and observation post, Sicily has been invaded and fought over by Phoenicians and Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans, Goths and Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Germans, Spaniards and the French for thousands of years. It has belonged to them all - and yet has properly been part of none. John Julius Norwich was inspired to become a writer by his first visit in 1961 and this book is the result of a fascination that has lasted over half a century. In tracing its dark story, he attempts to explain the enigma that lies at the heart of the Mediterranean's largest island. This vivid short history covers everything from erupting volcanoes to the assassination of Byzantine emperors, from Nelson's affair with Emma Hamilton to Garibaldi and the rise of the Mafia. Taking in the key buildings and towns, and packed with fascinating stories and unforgettable characters, Sicily is the book he was born to write
Summary
A history of Sicily analyzes its influence on world events and culture, profiling its remarkable leaders, its Crusades-era rise to a multicultural trading hub and the evolution of the Mafia
Storyline
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10438144
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norwich, John Julius
Dewey number
945.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
Sicily : a short history, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra, John Julius Norwich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Greeks -- 2.Carthaginians -- 3.Romans, Barbarians, Byzantines, Arabs -- 4.Normans -- 5.The End of the Kingdom -- 6.Stupor Mundi -- 7.The Vespers -- 8.The Domination of Spain -- 9.Piracy and Revolution -- 10.The Coming of the Bourbons -- 11.Napoleon, Nelson and the Hamiltons -- 12.Joseph and Joachim -- 13.The End of the Murats -- 14.The Carbonari and the Quarantotto -- 15.Risorgimento -- 16.The Mafia and Mussolini -- 17.The Second World War
Control code
000054757456
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 366 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781848548954
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)907941073
Label
Sicily : a short history, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra, John Julius Norwich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Greeks -- 2.Carthaginians -- 3.Romans, Barbarians, Byzantines, Arabs -- 4.Normans -- 5.The End of the Kingdom -- 6.Stupor Mundi -- 7.The Vespers -- 8.The Domination of Spain -- 9.Piracy and Revolution -- 10.The Coming of the Bourbons -- 11.Napoleon, Nelson and the Hamiltons -- 12.Joseph and Joachim -- 13.The End of the Murats -- 14.The Carbonari and the Quarantotto -- 15.Risorgimento -- 16.The Mafia and Mussolini -- 17.The Second World War
Control code
000054757456
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 366 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781848548954
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)907941073

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