Muslims and Christians in Norman Sicily: Arabic-Speakers and the End of Islam / Edition 1 by Dr Alexander Metcalfe, Alex Metcalfe, A. Metcalfe | | 9781317829249 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Muslims and Christians in Norman Sicily: Arabic-Speakers and the End of Islam

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

by Dr Alexander Metcalfe, Alex Metcalfe
     
 

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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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781317829249
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/21/2014
Series:
Culture and Civilization in the Middle East
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
4 MB

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