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The Peoples Of Sicily

Author : Louis Mendola
ISBN : 061579694X
Genre : History
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Can the eclectic medieval history of the world's most conquered island be a lesson for our age? This book is about more than Sicily. The focus of this 368 page general history to 1500 is the diversity of civilizations during the island's multicultural medieval period from 1060 to 1260. The volume includes 29 chapters plus appendices. Introductory background chapters begin in the Neolithic, continuing to the history of the contested island under Punics and Greeks. Every civilization that populated the island is covered, including Goths, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Germans, Angevins, Aragonese and Jews, with profiles of important historical figures. Religions, law, geography and cuisine are also covered. There is a detailed chronology, reading list, suggested places to visit and sources. Medieval Sicily is viewed as an example of a tolerant, multicultural society and an inspiration for our times. Meet the peoples!

Sicilian Splendors

Author : John Keahey
ISBN : 9781250104700
Genre : Travel
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"A wondrously joyous account of travel as it should be." –Publishers Weekly A travel narrative that focuses on Sicily's little-known regions, from the author of Seeking Sicily and Hidden Tuscany. From Palermo to Castiglione di Sicilia to Alimena, Sicily holds great secrets from the past and unspoken promises. Tradition, in the form of festivals, the written word, photographs, and song, reverberates through village walls. Now, slowly shaking itself free of the Mafia, Sicily is opening itself up to visitors in ways it never has before. Sicilian Splendors explores the history, politics, food, Mafia, and people which John Keahey encounters throughout his travels during his return to Sicily. Through conversing with natives and immersing himself in culture, Keahey illustrates a brand new Sicily no one has ever talked about before. Villagers, eager to welcome tourism and impart awareness of their cultural background, greet Keahey for meals and drink and walk him through their winding streets. They share stories of well-known writers, such as Maria Messina, who have found inspiration in Sicily’s villages. Keahey’s never-ending curiosity as a traveler shines light on Sicily’s mythical mysteries and portrays the island not only through his eyes but also through Sicily’s heart. This picturesque travel memoir navigates Sicily today and seeks to understand Sicily’s past. In lyrical prose and vivid dialect, Keahey paints images of the island’s villages, people, and culture with careful strokes and a meticulously even hand. Keahey not only serves as a guide through the marvel of Sicily’s identity, but he also looks deeply into Sicily’s soul.

Encyclopedia Of Stateless Nations Ethnic And National Groups Around The World 2nd Edition

Author : James B. Minahan
ISBN : 9781610699549
Genre : Social Science
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This book addresses the numerous national movements of ethnic groups around the world seeking independence, more self-rule, or autonomy—movements that have proliferated exponentially in the 21st century. • Provides readers with an understanding of a global phenomenon that continues even today • Presents specific, hard-to-find information on the many ethnic and national groups seeking greater self-government in an easy-to-access format with up-to-date facts and histories • Provides further reading suggestions, an index, and an appendix of dates of independence declarations by nation

Sicily And The Mediterranean

Author : Claudia Karagoz
ISBN : 9781137486936
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

Margaret Queen Of Sicily

Author : Jacqueline Alio
ISBN : 0991588657
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Margaret of Navarre, Queen of Sicily, was one of the most important women of the twelfth century, acting as regent during a pivotal phase in her kingdom's history. Her life and times make for the compelling story of a wife, sister, mother and leader. This is the first biography of the great-granddaughter of El Cid and friend of Thomas Becket who could govern a nation and inspire millions. In Margaret's story sisterhood is just the beginning. The Basque princess who rose to confront unimagined adversity became the epitome of medieval womanhood in a world dominated by men, governing one of the wealthiest, most powerful - and most socially complex - states of Europe and the Mediterranean. This book is the result of original, scholarly research, yet its narrative is lively and interesting. In addition to its main text, the volume presents maps, genealogical tables and numerous photographs, reflecting information gathered by the author in Italy, Spain and England (and even in the United States). Her research took her from the tiny town in Navarre where Margaret was born to the locality in Sicily where the queen died, and a lot of places in-between. The author's keen knowledge of history and her mastery of Italian, Spanish, French and Sicilian aided her in following every step of Margaret's journey. If you could travel back in time to the twelfth century, Ms Alio would be the perfect guide, and in this book she guides you through an eventful life in a perilous age. Closer to our times, Jackie Alio stands out as the only Sicilian woman writing books in English about the women of medieval Sicily. Her previous titles include The Peoples of Sicily: A Multicultural Legacy and Women of Sicily: Saints, Queens and Rebels. She has published papers on the Jews of medieval Sicily and she co-authored a book on the history of Sicilian cuisine.

Sicilian Immigration To New Orleans 1870 1910

Author : Louise Reynes Edwards-Simpson
ISBN : MINN:31951P00505145T
Genre : Immigrants
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The State Of The World S Cities 2004 2005

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ISBN : 9789211317053
Genre : Business & Economics
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As towns and cities expand at unprecedented rates, sustainable urban development is one of the most pressing challenges facing the international community in the 21st century. This publication examines the realities faced by urban populations around the world, focusing on the impact of globalisation and the way cities are governed and planned, on the make-up and density of their population, and on their cultures and economies. Issues considered include: the impact of globalisation on urban culture; urban renewal and cultural strategies; the concept of metropolitanization; socio-economic and cultural impacts of international migration; urban poverty and homelessness, social inequality and exclusion; urban governance, safety and crime trends; contemporary planning strategies and the role of civil society; progress towards attainment of the Millennium Development Goals targets for sanitation and housing. The report highlights the need for a new culture of planning to establish multicultural and inclusive cities, involving civil society as well as public authorities.

The German Legacy In East Central Europe As Recorded In Recent German Language Literature

Author : Valentina Glajar
ISBN : 1571132562
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The legacy of the 20th-c. German and Austrian political/cultural presence in East Central Europe, as shown in recent literature.

Author : Tariq Ramadan
ISBN : 9789960549439
Genre : Religion
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لقد سمته مجلة تايم واحداً من أهم المئة المبتكرين في القرن. طارق رمضان هو من كبار العلماء المسلمين، وله أتباع عديدون لا سيما بين الشباب الأوروبيين والأمريكيين. وفي أول كتاب موجه إلى جمهور واسع فإنه يقدم سيرة رائعة للرسول محمد [ تلقي الضوء على التعاليم الروحية والأخلاقية لواحد من أكثر الشخصيات تأثيراً في تاريخ البشرية. يتضمن هذا الكتاب نظرة جديدة وعميقة إلى محمد [ ويسجل حياة حافلة بكل الأحداث الخطيرة. يرسم رمضان صورة حميمة لرجل يتمتع بالحياء والرقة، ولكنه حازم. والكتاب هو أيضاً تاريخ مثير لزعيم أطلق ديناً عظيماً كان إلهاماً لإمبراطورية شاسعة. والأهم من ذلك أن رمضان يعرض الأحداث الرئيسة من حياة النبي [ بطريقة تلقي الأضواء على تعاليمه الروحية والأخلاقية. ويؤكد الكتاب على أهمية قدوة النبي [ التي يمكن أن تستنير بها معظم قضايا اليوم المثيرة للجدل، مثل معاملة الفقراء ودور المرأة والعقوبات الجزائية الإسلامية والحرب والتعصب العرقي والعلاقات بالديانات الأخرى. وقد اختار المؤلف تلك الحقائق والقصص التي يمكننا أن نرسم استناداً إليها صورة روحية عميقة تنبض بالحياة ويتساءل كيف يمكن لحياة النبي [ أن تظل ـــ أو تصبح مرة ثانية ـــ قدوة ونموذجاً ومصدر إلهام؟ وكيف يمكن للمسلمين أن ينتقلوا من الجمود والتقيد بالطقوس إلى وجود روحي واجتماعي ملتزم؟ في هذه السيرة التي تنطوي على تفكير عميق يقدم رمضان للمسلمين نظرة جديدة إلى حياة محمد [ ويعرف غير المسلمين لا بمجرد قصة النبي [ بل بثروات الإسلام الروحية والأخلاقية. العبيكان 2016

Author : Edward Wadie Said
ISBN : 9776174213
Genre : East and West
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