Tag: Sicily

La Sicilia normanna scritta dai viaggiatori arabi

La Sicilia normanna scritta dai viaggiatori arabi, nel libro «Voyageurs arabes en Sicile normande XI-XIII sec» del Prof. Alfonso Campisi di Soumaya Bourougaaoui Il libro «Voyageurs arabes en Sicile normande XI-XIII sec, Mc-Editions», (Viaggiatori arabi nella Sicilia normanna XI-XIII sec),…

Ruggero II: the kingdom of the lion

Ruggero II: il regno del leone di Jacopo Mordenti Determinato, ambitious, perhaps even unconventional: Roger II Altavilla the Norman was able, while a thousand resistance, to unite the South Italy under the flags of the Kingdom of Sicily. Contrariamente a quanto…

Il Castello di Maredolce

di Soumaya Bourougaaoui Il castello Maredolce o il palazzo della Fawwarah (sorgente d’acqua), è una costruzione in stile islamico, risale al XII secolo, si trova all’interno del parco della Favara, nel quartiere di Brancaccio. Fu costruito nel 1071 e faceva…

King Roger II of the two souls

in Angela D. Francesca. English version defender of Christianity, but twice excommunicated and for much of his life fighting against papal authority, "Manufacturer" of Cathedrals (including that of Cefalu, the darling, where he wanted to be…

Note historiographical assumption of "absolute power" of Frederick II in Regnum Siciliae

Enzo Sardellaro. The historiography protonovecentesca, studying the Regnum from a perspective essentially legal, came to exaggerate the value of "unifying" the laws promulgated by the monarchy Norman-Swabian, believing, at the end, can consider the Regnum as something unitary, shaped by…

Dina and Clarenza

Ornella Mariani. So wrote the chronicler Giovanni Villani, in representing the facts of Messina: «….He remained the king with his host around Messina for two months, and giving its people any battle on the side where it was walled,…