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Roger II of Sicily : a ruler between East and West

Author: Hubert Houben
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge medieval textbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although many recent studies have addressed important aspects of medieval southern Italy, this is the first work for nearly ninety years to be devoted specifically to the life and reign of King Roger II, the founder of the kingdom of Sicily." "The book provides a comprehensive introductory narrative of the reign, and a clear, scholarly and up-to-date analysis of its culture and of the development of royal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Roger, King of Sicily; Roger, roi de Sicile; Roger, King of Sicily; Roger, King of Sicily
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert Houben
ISBN: 0521652081 9780521652087 0521655730 9780521655736
OCLC Number: 47922807
Language Note: Translation of: Roger II. von Sizilien.
Notes: Translation of: Roger II. von Sizilien.
Description: xviii, 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword to the German edition / Peter Herde --
The Mediterranean in the time of Roger II --
The Norman kingdom of Sicily --
Genealogy: Roger II of Sicily --
Genealogy: the children of Roger I of Sicily --
Introduction: Roger II: a controversial ruler --
The inheritance --
Roger I, the conqueror --
Countess Adelaide as regent --
From count to king --
Count of Sicily and Calabria --
Duke of Apulia, Calabria and Sicily --
King of Sicily and southern Italy --
The new kingdom --
Difficult beginnings --
Mediterranean policy --
European relations --
Between east and west --
Culture --
Images of rule --
Legislation --
Administration --
Economy --
Epilogue: the kingdom of Sicily after Roger II --
William 'the Bad' and William 'the Good' --
The end of the dynasty --
Conclusion: A multicultural ruler --
Medieval authors.
Series Title: Cambridge medieval textbooks.
Other Titles: Roger II. von Sizilien.
Roger the second of Sicily
Responsibility: Hubert Houben ; translated by Graham A. Loud and Diane Milburn.
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This book provides a clear, scholarly narrative of the epic reign of the 'Norman' king Roger II, founder of the kingdom of Sicily, during the early twelfth century. It was the first work for almost  Read more...

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