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Palermo city of kings : the heart of Sicily, Jeremy Dummett

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Palermo city of kings : the heart of Sicily
Title
Palermo city of kings
Title remainder
the heart of Sicily
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Jeremy Dummett
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Language
eng
Summary
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, exemplified by its mafia connections. Jeremy Dummett here provides the first concise history of Palermo, together with a survey of its most important monuments and sites. Palermo became the capital of Sicily under the Arabs in the ninth century. Until this time Syracuse had been the leading city of Sicily. Palermo blossomed under the Arabs and the Normans and the influence of both can be seen in the city today. Later it became the scene of the Sicilian Vespers when the island rose against the French. In 1860 Sicily was freed from the rule of the Spanish Bourbons by Garibaldi and went on to join the newly formed Kingdom of Italy. Many prominent writers have fallen for the city and those that left accounts of their travels include Goethe, Henry Swinburne and Maupassant. Palermo's monuments are striking and unusual, from the Byzantine mosaic of Christ Pantocrator in the Palatine chapel located in the Norman palace, to the sculptures by Giacomo Serpotta in the oratories, the decorative piazzas Pretoria and Quattro Canti, the Arab-Norman style Cathedral and the Norman complex of buildings at Monreale. Palermo has also produced world class writers and artists, including in modern times the writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and painter Renato Guttuso. 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.--
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  • Architecture
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Palermo (Italy)
  • Palermo (Italy)
  • Palermo (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
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Palermo city of kings : the heart of Sicily, Jeremy Dummett
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-236) and index (pages 249-258)
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rdacarrier.
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text
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FIEb17713699
Dimensions
24 cm.
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258 pages, plates
Isbn
9781784530839
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)911690891
Label
Palermo city of kings : the heart of Sicily, Jeremy Dummett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-236) and index (pages 249-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17713699
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
258 pages, plates
Isbn
9781784530839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)911690891

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