Sicily and the Mediterranean: Migration, Exchange, Reinvention

Sicily and the Mediterranean: Migration, Exchange, Reinvention

Hardcover(1st ed. 2015)

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The island of Sicily has for centuries been a meeting point where civilizations transformed one another and gave life to the cultural developments at the foundation of European modernity. The essays collected here explore Sicily as a place where these cultural interactions have produced conflict but also new material and intellectual exchange.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137491107
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 08/13/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Norma Bouchard, University of Connecticut, USA

Gaetano Cipolla, St. John's University, USA

Pinella Di Gregorio, University of Catania, Italy

Geoffrey Hull, Macquarie University, New South Wales

Lina Insana, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Iolanda Lanzafame, University of Catania, Italy

Giovanna Palombo, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Maria Sorbello, University of Catania, Italy

Table of Contents

Introduction; Claudia Karagoz and Giovanna Summerfield

1. Sicily and Greece; Gaetano Cipolla

2. The Normans of Sicily from 'the Other Side': The Medieval Arabic Sources; Giovanna Palombo

3. The Artistic Culture of Twelfth–Century Sicily, with a Focus on Palermo; William Tronzo

4. The Oldest Maltese Surnames: A Window on Sicily's Medieval History; Geoffrey Hull

5. Linguistic Contaminations in Sicily: From the Roman Rule to the Present; Iolanda Lanzafame

6. Sicily, terra ballerina: Shifting Terrain in a Contested Fascist-era Mediterranean; Lina Insana

7. Sicily: A Geopolitical Oil Rig in the Mediterranean Sea; Pinella Di Gregorio

8. Multiculturalism in the Mediterranean Basin: An Overview of Recent Immigration to Sicily; Maria Sorbello

9. Vincenzo Consolo's Mediterranean Journeys: From Sicily to the Global South(s); Norma Bouchard

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