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Sicily : a cultural history

Author: Joseph Farrell
Publisher: Oxford : Signal, 2012.
Series: Landscapes of the imagination.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long before it became an Italian offshore island, Sicily was the land in the centre of the Mediterranean where the great civilisations of Europe and Northern Africa met. This title uncovers the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Farrell
ISBN: 9781908493644 190849364X
OCLC Number: 796280397
Description: xiii, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. One Cultures Of Sicily: The Rosebud Quest --
Identity and Traditions --
Stones of Sicily --
Word on the Baroque --
ch. Two Wounded By History: Sicily's Troubled Past --
Caliphate: Arab Rule --
1061 and All That: the Norman Kingdom --
Spanish Viceroys --
Painful Modernity --
ch. Three Morals And Manners: Sicilian Society And Tastes --
Matador Drivers --
Religious Feasts --
Cuisine and Coffee --
ch. Four Imagined Island: Sicilian Writers --
Sicily Arab and Greek --
Twentieth Century --
ch. Five Men Of Honour: A Note On The Mafia --
Definitions --
History --
Development and Organization --
ch. Six Arrivals And Departures: The British And Americans In Sicily --
Marsala Barons --
British Rule --
War and Invasion --
America's Sicily: Diaspora and Myth --
Sicily in American Imagination --
ch. Seven Landing Stage: Messina --
Long History --
Cathedral and Surrounds --
Artworks --
ch. Eight Southwards To Etna: The Peloritani Mountains --
Taormina --
Mount Etna --
ch. Nine Unlikely Connections: Bronte, The Brontes And Lord Nelson --
Maniace, Nelson's Estate --
ch. Ten Second City: Catania --
Antiquity and Reconstruction --
Catanese Baroque --
ch. Eleven Goddesses And Madonnas: Enna --
Calascibetta --
ch. Twelve Sicily The Greeks Left: Classical Remains --
Siracusa, the Prodigious City --
Christian Siracusa --
Districts of Siracusa --
ch. Thirteen Glory Of The Baroque: The Val Di Noto --
Adventures in the Baroque --
ch. Fourteen Great Temples: Agrigento, Segesta And Selinunte --
Agrigento --
Selinunte --
Segesta --
ch. Fifteen Phoenicians, Saracens And Yorkshiremen: The South-West Corner --
Mazara del Vallo --
Marsala --
Mozia --
Erice --
Trapani --
ch. Sixteen Capital City: Palermo --
Palermo Felix --
Urban History --
Arabs and Normans --
Monreale, the Royal Mount --
Spanish and Baroque Palermo --
Palaces, Theatres and Sorry Sights --
Quirky Corners --
ch. Seventeen Out Of Palermo: Corleone, Bagheria And Cefalu --
Mafia Heartlands --
Poets and Eccentrics --
Cefalu --
ch. Eighteen Aeolian Islands: A Volcanic Archipelago --
Stromboli.
Series Title: Landscapes of the imagination.
Responsibility: Joseph Farrell.

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