Roger II of Sicily: A Ruler between East and West / Edition 1

Roger II of Sicily: A Ruler between East and West / Edition 1

by Hubert Houben
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521655730

ISBN-13: 9780521655736

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a scholarly and up-to-date narrative of the epic reign of the "Norman" King Roger II, the founder of the kingdom of Sicily during the first half of the twelfth century. It is a thoughtful analysis of the kingdom's mixed east-west culture and the development of its royal government; the most advanced in twelfth-century Europe. Although many recent studies

Overview

This is a scholarly and up-to-date narrative of the epic reign of the "Norman" King Roger II, the founder of the kingdom of Sicily during the first half of the twelfth century. It is a thoughtful analysis of the kingdom's mixed east-west culture and the development of its royal government; the most advanced in twelfth-century Europe. Although many recent studies have addressed important aspects of medieval southern Italy, this is the first work in nearly ninety years to be devoted specifically to Roger's life and reign.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521655736
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Medieval Textbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Foreword to the German edition; Preface to the German edition; Preface to the English edition; List of abbreviations; Chronology; Maps; Genealogy tables; Introduction. Roger II: a controversial ruler; 1. The inheritance; 2. From count to king; 3. The new kingdom; 4. Between east and west; 5. Epilogue: the kingdom of Sicily after Roger II; 6. Conclusion. A multicultural ruler; Medieval authors; Bibliography; Index.

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