Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$46.75
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse World History- European History General

This title in other editions

Roger II of Sicily: A Ruler Between East and West (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)

by

Roger II of Sicily: A Ruler Between East and West (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This is a scholarly and up-to-date narrative of the epic reign of the "Norman" King Roger II, the founder of the kingdom of Sicily during the first half of the twelfth century. It is a thoughtful analysis of the kingdom's mixed east-west culture and the development of its royal government; the most advanced in twelfth-century Europe. Although many recent studies have addressed important aspects of medieval southern Italy, this is the first work in nearly ninety years to be devoted specifically to Roger's life and reign.

Book News Annotation:

This pithy volume provides a thorough treatment of the complexities of Norman Sicily under Roger II, relying on a comprehensive selection of scholarship through the year 2000. Houben (medieval history, Universit<'a> degli Studi di Lecce, Italy) provides background history on this unusual political state and a full chapter on art and architecture. The history of Roger's rule, which makes up the bulk of the volume, is set within the larger context of Mediterranean politics and culture.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An account of the reign of King Roger II, founder of the kingdom of Sicily.

Synopsis:

This book provides a clear, scholarly and up-to-date narrative of the epic reign of the ‘Norman’king Roger II, founder of the kingdom of Sicily, during the early twelfth century. It is the first work for nearly ninety years to be devoted specifically to Roger’s life and reign.

Synopsis:

An account of the reign of King Roger II, founder of the kingdom of Sicily.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Foreword to the German edition; Preface to the German edition; Preface to the English edition; List of abbreviations; Chronology; Maps; Genealogy tables; Introduction. Roger II: a controversial ruler; 1. The inheritance; 2. From count to king; 3. The new kingdom; 4. Between east and west; 5. Epilogue: the kingdom of Sicily after Roger II; 6. Conclusion. A multicultural ruler; Medieval authors; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521655736
Translator:
Loud, Graham A.
Translator:
Milburn, Diane
Translator:
Milburn, Diane
Author:
Milburn, Diane
Author:
Houben, Hubert
Author:
Loud, Graham A.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Sicily (Italy) Kings and rulers Biography.
Subject:
Sicily (Italy) History Roger II, 1105-1154.
Subject:
Sicily
Subject:
Roger--II, --King of Sicily, --d. 1154
Subject:
Roger
Subject:
Sicily (Italy) - Kings and rulers
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Medieval Textbooks
Series Volume:
t. VII
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 b/w illus. 2 maps
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.54x5.58x.65 in. .80 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Isabella: And the Strange Death of... Used Hardcover $11.95
  2. Ottoman Empire : the Classical Age...
    Used Trade Paper $11.00
  3. The Politics of Military Rule in... New Trade Paper $74.25
  4. Croatia: A Nation Forged in War... Used Trade Paper $11.95
  5. Before the Normans: Southern Italy... New Trade Paper $27.25
  6. The Welsh Princes (Medieval World) New Trade Paper $68.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Biography » General
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
History and Social Science » World History » General

Roger II of Sicily: A Ruler Between East and West (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$46.75 In Stock
Product details 260 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521655736 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An account of the reign of King Roger II, founder of the kingdom of Sicily.
"Synopsis" by , This book provides a clear, scholarly and up-to-date narrative of the epic reign of the ‘Norman’king Roger II, founder of the kingdom of Sicily, during the early twelfth century. It is the first work for nearly ninety years to be devoted specifically to Roger’s life and reign.
"Synopsis" by , An account of the reign of King Roger II, founder of the kingdom of Sicily.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.