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4. Firming the Elements

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NO DECADE BETTER DEMONSTRATED ambivalence toward the Arabs than the 870s. Events illustrating this began with a seemingly minor incident in Salerno, probably in the spring of 871—just after Louis had taken Bari. According to the Chronicon Salernitanum, Prince Guaifer was striding through the city of Salerno, heading back to his palace from the local baths, when as he passed through the forum an Arab hailed him,  Read more...
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ISBN: 9780812215878 9780812205435
Publication:Kreutz, Barbara M.; Before the Normans : Southern Italy in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries; 55; Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., 2011
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 8183508617
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NO DECADE BETTER DEMONSTRATED ambivalence toward the Arabs than the 870s. Events illustrating this began with a seemingly minor incident in Salerno, probably in the spring of 871—just after Louis had taken Bari. According to the Chronicon Salernitanum, Prince Guaifer was striding through the city of Salerno, heading back to his palace from the local baths, when as he passed through the forum an Arab hailed him, saying he much admired Guaifer’s handsome head covering. Guaifer, apparently in one of his rare good moods, tossed the cap or bonnet to the Arab. The tale is intriguing because it suggests

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