Sicily : culture and conquest

Sicily : culture and conquest culture and conquest dirk booms

Sicily’s central location and natural resources have meant that various peoples have sought to conquer, control and settle on the island throughout its 3000-year history. Its Italian identity, with which we are familiar today, emerges only comparatively recently. It was under the rule of the ancient Greeks and medieval Normans that Sicily really flourished – golden eras when it became a serious political player and one of the wealthiest and most culturally prosperous places in Europe. Through an engaging text, exploring themes such as art, architecture and culture, and a remarkable selection of objects, from monumental metopes and beautiful mosaics to reliquary pendants and chess pieces (many revealing a distinct Sicilian character and style), this book provides a visually stunning insight into the key periods of Sicily’s extraordinary past.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780714122892
Uitgever
British Museum Press
Druk
1e
Verschenen
10-05-2016
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
288 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback
Genre
Geschiedenis

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