The Sicilian Vespers: A History of the Mediterranean World in the Later Thirteenth Century

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Cambridge, UK (1992) Trade paperback New 0521437741. New book in as new condition, not a remainder.; Canto; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 368 pages.

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On March 30, 1282, the Sicilian townsfolk of Palermo slaughtered the garrison and administration of their Angevin King. The massacre came at a climatic moment of thirteenth century Mediterranean history and its background is traced in this volume.
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"Canto Classics has recently reprinted Steven Runciman’s The Sicilian Vespers, which expertly guides us through the murky world of 13th century European high politics, its twists and turns, sudden shifts in fortune, alliance, tactics and strategy; and compellingly depicts the brigand-dynasts of the West vying for each other’s thrones and fiefdoms, conspiring, plotting and murdering their way in vain pursuit of power and wealth." -John Akritas, Hellenic Antidote
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521437745
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1992
  • Series: Canto Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Death of AntiChrist; 2. The Hohenstaufen Inheritance; 3. Across the Adriatic; 4. The search for a King: Edmund of England; 5. The search for a King: Charles of Anjou; 6. The Angevin Invasion; 7. Conradin; 8. King Charles of Sicily; 9. A Mediterranean Empire; 10. Pope Gregory X; 11. The Angevin revival; 12. The great conspiracy; 13. The Vespers; 14. The duel between Kings; 15. The end of King Charles; 16. The vespers and the fate of Sicily; 17. The vespers and the fate of Europe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2000

    Superb look back at the Sicilian Vespers.

    Professor Runciman does a masterful job of bringing the incidents and time-line up to and during the Sicilian Vespers to vivid life. All the players are there, and what motivated them. Here is a coherent research into often dificult and arcane information made easy and understandable, allowing the reader to live in the events that took place. A remarkable work.

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