Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812995198
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Critically acclaimed author John Julius Norwich weaves the turbulent story of Sicily into a spellbinding narrative that places the island at the crossroads of world history. “Sicily,” said Goethe, “is the key to everything.” It is ...

Saf Ve D Nceli Romanc

Author: Orhan Pamuk
ISBN: 9789750509407
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In these essays, based on the author's Charles Eliot Norton lectures from 2009 at Harvard University, Orhan Pamuk examines the relationship between author and reader, discusses the distinction between "naive" and "sentimental" writing, and ...

Reading And Writing The Mediterranean

Author: Vincenzo Consolo
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802092101
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Mediterranean Crossroads Many of the essays in the section 'Sicilian Travels:
Lands, Cities, and Sea' allude to Sicily as the crossroad of history, cultures,
religions, and traditions deriving from Greek, Byzantine, Arabic, Norman, and
Spanish dominations. In the third section of this volume, 'Mediterranean
Crossroads,' Consolo explores more the hybrid heritage of the island, drawing
close attention to the signs of the Muslim past that remain in Sicilian language,
literature, and customs, ...

Four Princes

Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780802126634
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A portrait of four dynamic rulers born in the last decade of the fifteenth century examines how they collectively shaped modern Europe and the Middle East in cultural, religious, and political arenas.

Crossroads And Cultures Combined Volume A History Of The World S Peoples

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497075211
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Sardinia is the secondlargest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and
before Cyprus). It is an autonomous region of Italy, and the nearest land masses
are (clockwise from north) the French island of Corsica, the Italian Peninsula,
Sicily, Tunisia and the Spanish Balearic Islands. The name Sardinia is from the
preRoman noun *sard[], romanised as sardus (feminine sarda); that the name
had a religious connotation is suggested from its use also as the adjective for the
ancient ...

Empire S Crossroads

Author: Carrie Gibson
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802192351
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A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day Carrie Gibson.
Santo prospered, and at one point, ... And so Columbus's colonial education
continued.12 On the main island logging began because, as in the Canaries,
there were trees whose resin could be used for dye. The few trees of Porto Santo
suffered a ... When it was grown in Sicily or the Algarve, farmers had to construct
irrigation systems to give the plant sufficient water. The climate on Madeira
enriched the ...


Author: Giovanni Francesio
ISBN: 9788877433824
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Few places in the world have experienced such an intense and eventful history as Sicily.