Muslims and Christians in Norman Sicily: Arabic-Speakers and the End of Islam by Dr Alexander Metcalfe, Alex Metcalfe | | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Muslims and Christians in Norman Sicily: Arabic-Speakers and the End of Islam / Edition 1

Muslims and Christians in Norman Sicily: Arabic-Speakers and the End of Islam / Edition 1

by Dr Alexander Metcalfe, Alex Metcalfe, A. Metcalfe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700716858

ISBN-13: 9780700716852

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The social and linguistic history of medieval Sicily is both intriguing and complex. Before the Muslim invasion of 827, the islanders spoke dialects of either Greek or Latin or both. On the arrival of the Normans around 1060 Arabic was the dominant language, but by 1250 Sicily was an almost exclusively Christian island, with Romance dialects in evidence everywhere. Of

Overview

The social and linguistic history of medieval Sicily is both intriguing and complex. Before the Muslim invasion of 827, the islanders spoke dialects of either Greek or Latin or both. On the arrival of the Normans around 1060 Arabic was the dominant language, but by 1250 Sicily was an almost exclusively Christian island, with Romance dialects in evidence everywhere. Of particular importance to the development of Sicily was the formative period of Norman rule (1061 1194), when most of the key transitions from an Arabic-speaking Muslim island to a 'Latin'-speaking Christian one were made. This work sets out the evidence for those changes and provides an authoritative approach that re-defines the conventional thinking on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700716852
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Culture and Civilization in the Middle East Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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