Arabic Sources for Sicily

Jeremy Johns

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263785
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734304 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Arabic Sources for Sicily

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This chapter discusses briefly the history of Sicily from 1025 to 1204. It concentrates mostly on the less-well-known and more complicated periods, specifically the last few years of Islamic Sicily and the passage from Norman rule to the reign of Emperor Frederick II. The politically uncomplicated reign of the Norman kings is mentioned in passing. The chapter also discusses the fate of the Muslims of Sicily under Christian rule, along with the unique mass of Arabic sources from Norman Sicily.

Keywords: history of Sicily; Islamic Sicily; Norman Rule; Emperor Frederick II; Norman Kings; Arabic sources; Muslims in Sicily

Chapter.  8481 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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