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The Norman Kingdom of Sicily (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) Paperback – 12 Jan 2008

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"There is much of value about governmental administration, for example, that is not available elsewhere or is scattered through various books and articles. This volume will be useful to students." The International History Review

"Matthew's treatment of political life is gripping and dramatic...will be valued by scholars and graduate students who want to know more about southern Italy." History

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Between 1130 and 1266 Sicily was a Norman kingdom experiencing similar rule to that imposed on England after 1066. This new book is the first to examine the Sicilian rule and achievements of Roger II and his descendants.

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Kingers44 3.0 out of 5 starsgreat subject, indifferent book 7 December 2010 Donald Matthew's work is well researched and an invaluable source for this period. Despite the title, Frederick II looms large here along with an interesting consideration of the "betrayal" of King Manfred. I like the way the book ends in 1266 when the Kingdom succumbed to Angevin rule and was on borrowed time from that point onwards. The main problem with this volume is that it is simply desperately dull and difficult for IB students to get to grips with. If this was the only book on the period it would be impossible to get a wider audience enthused in a fascinating multicultural state that has so much to offer general historical readers in addition to specialists. More matter, less art so to speak. 3 people found this helpful Helpful Comment Report abuse See the review Write a customer review

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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews R. Vosburg 5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent book 28 March 2009 - Published on Amazon.comVerified Purchase This is an excellent book although the proofing of it may have left something to be desired - many spelling errors and some dropped words in the text. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in the historyof Sicily, Southern Italy or the Europe in the late Middle Ages. 9 people found this helpful Paul M Conlin 5.0 out of 5 starsRise. Zenith. Fall. 18 December 2017 - Published on Amazon.comVerified Purchase Frederick II uniting the crowns of Sicily and Germany strengthened his reign but doomed his legacy. Roman 5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars 29 August 2014 - Published on Amazon.comVerified Purchase A thorough cover of an area that needs more attention. Janine Thomas 5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars 7 October 2014 - Published on Amazon.comVerified Purchase THANK YOU L. A. Mendola 5.0 out of 5 starsUnsurpassed 10 June 2019 - Published on Amazon.com Donald Matthew has written a fine outline of the history of the Kingdom of Sicily from its inception to around 1200, the beginning of the Swabian era.

This book presents work that is factually accurate and at times quite insightful. Professor Matthew was one of the first Anglophone scholars to write at any length or in much detail (in English) about southern Italy's Norman era. Relying on the same original sources, John Julius Norwich also wrote about it, and going into the 1990s there were not many books on the topic available in English except for those of these two historians. I should respond to two historiographical considerations.

Firstly, despite what a few cynical critics may suggest, very little in this general (but never superficial) study first published in 1992 has been surpassed, negated or directly contradicted by subsequent research. It was not the purpose of this monograph to address every subtopic of the field. It is essentially a very good introduction and overview.

Secondly, a number of subsequent volumes do expand on the themes of this one. The work of Hiroshi Takayama and Graham Loud has done much to advance our knowledge. Jeremy Johns and Leonard Chiarelli address the Islamic culture, and Karla Mallette the literary culture. Hubert Houben's biography of Roger II is useful, and Jacqueline Alio's compendium of biographies of Sicily's queens tells us the women's side of the story. My own book on the Kingdom of Sicily over the course of seven centuries places the Norman era into the context of a realm that survived, in some form, until 1860.

In all of this, Donald Matthew's book is a suitable starting point. Read it before you read the others. Go to Amazon.com to see all 5 reviews 5.0 out of 5 stars Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. > Get Started

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