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Palermo, City of Kings

The Heart of Sicily

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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, shown by the continuing influence of the mafia. Jeremy Dummett here provides a concise overview of Palermo's eventful history, together with a survey of its most important monuments and sites. He looks at the influences of the city's various ancient rulers - the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Normans - as well as its more recent incarnation as part of the Italian state. 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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Jeremy Dummett is an expert on the history of Sicily and author of Syracuse, City of Legends: A Glory of Sicily. He read history at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became interested in the history and culture of Italy. His professional career took him to Athens and Milan, where he lived and worked for over twelve years.


List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgements Prologue Part I: The Story of Palermo From Phoenician Settlement to Modern Times Panormus, Palermo in Antiquity Arab Palermo Roger I, Norman Conqueror of Sicily Roger II, King of Sicily and Southern Italy The Last Norman Kings Frederick II, Wonder of the World The Sicilian Vespers The Spanish Domination Nelson and the British Protectorate From Garibaldi to Mussolini Modern Palermo Part II: The Principal Monuments A Commentary 8. The Historic Centre 9. Antiquity 10. The Norman Era 11. Baroque Palermo 12. The Nineteenth Century 13. Other Important Monuments Notes Further Reading Bibliography Chronological Table Index