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The Norman Kingdom of Sicily / Edition 1

The Norman Kingdom of Sicily / Edition 1

by Donald Matthew
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521269113

ISBN-13: 9780521269117

Pub. Date: 07/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521269117
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Cambridge Medieval Textbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations; Note on coinage; Map of Sicily and southern Italy; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 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; Index.

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