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Roger II of Sicily

a ruler between East and West

by Hubert Houben

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sicily (Italy)
    • Subjects:
    • Roger II, King of Sicily, d. 1154,
    • Sicily (Italy) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography,
    • Sicily (Italy) -- History -- Roger II, 1105-1154

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesRoger the second of Sicily
      StatementHubert Houben ; translated by Graham A. Loud & Diane Milburn.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDG867.25 .H6813 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3950741M
      ISBN 100521652081, 0521655730
      LC Control Number2001043669

      Roger II (), king of Sicily from to , was the most able ruler in 12th-century Europe. He organized a multiracial, multinational kingdom in which Arabic, Byzantine, Lombard, Jewish, and Norman cultures produced a brilliant cosmopolitan state. Roger II was the son of the "Great Count" Roger of Sicily and Adelaide of Savona, and the. Roger II, a member of the Norman de Hauteville dynasty which arrived in Italy as knights early in the eleventh century, was the first king of Sicily, and it was during his reign that a true Sicilian nation, inhabited by a "Sicilian people," can be said to have been was also during this period that Sicily finally became identified as a region of Europe, rather than Africa (as.

      Add to Book Bag Remove from Book Bag. Saved in: Roger II of Sicily: a ruler between East and West / Bibliographic Details; Main Author: Houben, Hubert. Format: Book: Language: English German: a Roger II of Sicily: |b a ruler between East and West / |c Hubert Houben ; translated by Graham A. Loud and Diane Milburn. 3 |a. Roger II of Sicily It is Christmas Day in Palermo, Sicily. On this day, Roger de Hauteville, a descendant of Norman Vikings who had conquered England only 64 years previous, will be crowned the King of Sicily, encompassing all of southern Italy.

      Hubert Houben is the author of Roger II of Sicily ( avg rating, 30 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), Federico II ( avg rating, 14 ratings, 2 r /5. Roger made Sicily the leading maritime power in the Mediterranean. Roger II had a kingdom where a Muslim scholar such as al-Idrisi could draw from a variety of intellectual traditions, because Sicily is positioned in the center of the Mediterranean and was a major stopping point for people traveling across the Mediterranean.


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Roger II was the father of Constance of Sicily ( C.E. through C.E.) who married Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor ( C.E. through C.E.) and became the mother of Frederick II, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire who lived from C.E. through C.E.

Thus Roger II was Frederick II's maternal by: 3. Roger II of Sicily book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

This is a scholarly and up-to-date narrative of the epic reign of /5(4). Roger II, (born Decem —died FebruPalermo [Sicily]), grand count of Sicily (–30) and king of the Norman kingdom of Sicily (–54).

He also incorporated the mainland territories of Calabria in and Apulia in Early life. Roger was the son of Count Roger I of Sicily and his third wife, Adelaide of succeeded his elder brother Simon.

Although many studies have addressed important aspects of medieval southern Italy, this was the first work for nearly ninety years to be devoted specifically to the life and reign of King Roger II, the founder of the kingdom of Sicily.

The book provides a comprehensive introductory narrative of the reign and a clear, scholarly analysis of its culture and of the /5(3).

Roger II was the father of Constance of Sicily ( C.E. through C.E.) who married Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor ( C.E. through C.E.) and became the mother of Frederick II, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire who lived from C.E.

through C.E. Thus Roger II was Frederick II's maternal grandfather.5/5. Roger II of Sicily by Hubert Houben,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(30).

Roger II, son of a Norman-French soldier of fortune who had conquered Sicily at the beginning of the 12th century, was an anomaly among Christian monarchs of his time. His co-religionists, commenting on his oriental life-style, complete with harem and eunuchs, disparagingly referred to him as the "half-heathen king" and "the baptized Sultan of.

Roger of Sicily and the Normans in Lower Italy by Edmund Curtis (Book); The cultures of his kingdom: Roger II and the Cappella Palatina in Palermo by William Tronzo (Book); Król Roger ; Symphony no.

4: sinfonia concertante by Karol Szymanowski (). Anacletus died in and Roger defeated Innocent II’s army the following year, took Innocent prisoner and forced the pope to confirm his position as King of Sicily and overlord of Southern Italy. In a mosaic in a Palermo church Roger had himself depicted like a Byzantine emperor, being crowned by Christ.

Roger II, Sicily’s greatest king, died years ago on February The nephew of Robert Guiscard and son of Count Roger I, Roger II came to the throne at the age of nine and wrested control from his regent when he was sixteen. Crushing all opposition, Roger ruled Sicily until his death at the age of fifty-eight.

The Nuzhat al-mushtāq fi'khtirāq al-āfāq (lit. "the book of pleasant journeys into faraway lands" in Arabic), most often known as the Tabula Rogeriana (lit.

Roger 1st died AD to be followed by his first son Simon who died AD therefore allowing his second son Roger (II) to inherit the County of Sicily. Al-Idrisi praises Roger II for his knowledge of mathematics and literature and even states (without proofs) that Roger II made a study of the sciences which led to the most extraordinary.

The Book Of Roger. 15 years, it took, at Roger’s court in Sicily, to create this map of the world and its commentary, y interviewing travellers as they came through this hub of learning and exploration. Although many recent studies have addressed important aspects of medieval southern Italy, this work is devoted specifically to the life and reign of King Roger II, the founder of the kingdom of Sicily.

The book provides a comprehensive introductory narrative of the reign and a clear, scholarly and up-to-date analysis of its culture and of the. Although many recent studies have addressed important aspects of medieval southern Italy, this is the first work for nearly ninety years to be devoted specifically to the life and reign of King Roger II, the founder of the kingdom of Sicily.

The book provides a comprehensive introductory Price: $   This is a scholarly and up-to-date narrative of the epic reign of the "Norman" King Roger II, the founder of the kingdom of Sicily during the first half of the twelfth century.

It is a thoughtful analysis of the kingdom's mixed east-west culture and the development of its royal government; the most advanced in twelfth-century : Cambridge University Press. Although many studies have addressed important aspects of medieval southern Italy, this was the first work for nearly ninety years to be devoted specifically to the life and reign of King Roger II, the founder of the kingdom of Sicily.

The book provides a comprehensive introductory narrative of the reign and a clear, scholarly analysis of its culture and of the development of royal /5(3). Although the silver original survived only a short time, Al Idrisi’s book, known as the Book of Roger, has survived to the modern day: containing both sectional maps and a narrative description of the world.

The Norman Kingdom of Sicily. The kingdom that Roger II ruled is not always familiar and so requires introduction. This book provides a clear, scholarly narrative of the epic reign of the 'Norman' king Roger II, founder of the kingdom of Sicily, during the early twelfth century.

It was the first work for almost ninety years to be devoted specifically to Roger's life and reign.5/5(1). Roger II and the creation of the Kingdom of Sicily Paperback £ / $ Hardcover £ / $.

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Roger II of Sicily: a ruler between East and West. [Hubert Houben] -- "Although many recent studies have addressed important aspects of medieval southern Italy, this is the first work for nearly ninety years to be devoted specifically to the life and reign of King. Top 10 Sicily Travel Tips.

–the cathedral in Cefalu built by Normans Roger II, but with Saracen arches Sicily is a fascinating mix. When I was in Trapani, I realized travel time to Africa (Tunis) was less than travel time to Rome.

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