Palermo, City Of Kings: The Heart Of Sicily

April 1, 2015|
Palermo, City Of Kings: The Heart Of Sicily by Jeremy Dummett
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Palermo - the capital of Sicily - is a destination with a difference. The city is a treasure trove of original monuments and works of art, combined with architecture of grand proportions. Yet it also has a grittier side, shown by the continuing influence of the mafia. Jeremy Dummett here provides a concise overview of Palermo's eventful history, together with a survey of its most important monuments and sites. He looks at the influences of the city's various ancient rulers - the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Normans - as well as its more recent incarnation as part of the Italian state. In addition to being an essential companion for visitors to Palermo, this book can be equally enjoyed as a standalone history of the city and its place at the heart of Sicily.
Jeremy Dummett is an expert on the history and culture of Sicily and the author ofSyracuse, City of Legends: A Glory of SicilyandPalermo, City of Kings: The Heart of Sicily. He read history at Trinity College, Cambridge, and during his professional career lived for many years in Italy. Since retiring, he has been a regular visitor to S...
Title:Palermo, City Of Kings: The Heart Of Sicily
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.9 X 6.1 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.9 X 6.1 X 1 in
Published:April 1, 2015
Publisher:I.B. Tauris
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781784530839

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