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Sicily

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Sicily, at the epicentre of the Mediterranean, has endured its fair share of invaders and Imperial viceroys. It is a cruicible European culture, a place where the Phoenicians, Athenians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Habsburgs, Bourbons and Byzantines all flourished, stimulating them to produce some of the finest and most distinctive work. Yet this always co-existed with a resilient indigenous culture, expressed in its own mythology, cuisine, wine and monumental architecture as well as in its attachment to secret societies, from the Sicilian Vespers to the moders-day Mafia.

Product code: 9780907871941

ISBN 9780907871941
No. Of Pages 320
Series Through Writers' Eyes
Publisher Eland Publishing Ltd
A useful companion for those travelling to Sicily, this work is part of a series that is a collection of writing, aiming to invest the traveller with a cultural and historical background to Sicily.