Sicilyby Joseph F. Privitera
This concise history relates how Sicily rose to become the first independent, civilized nation of greater Italy, as well as home to many of the world's most distinguished
Sicily was the jewel of the Mediterranean, and Sicilians were the first civilized people of the Western World-here is their rich and diverse history in crisp prose and lively illustration.
This concise history relates how Sicily rose to become the first independent, civilized nation of greater Italy, as well as home to many of the world's most distinguished philosophers, mathematicians, scientists, and artists. The narrative subsequently recounts the region's millennium-long decline at the hands of foreign invaders, its hard-won battle for freedom in 1860 under the leadership of Giuseppe Garibaldi, and its current status as a center for art and tourism.
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As someone who is doing extensive research on Sicilian history this was a good review. It is a concise history of the island that has a long and beautiful story to tell. The author was very smooth in transition from one period to another and seemed very well researched. This is a great book for not only scholars, but for anyone interested in Sicily and it's history. This short book provides a great starting point for those doing research since it gives you a gloss of all events. Then you can find one that sticks out to you and go on to research it more fully. For me it was really good at finding a topic in ancient history for a paper I will be writing. I found a few different events to look into more. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to start learning about this captivating place.