Titolo: The History of the Tyrants of Sicily by "...
Casa editrice: Manchester University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
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Riassunto: The "History of the Tyrants of Sicily" by the so-called Hugo Falcandus is a key source for the history of the medieval kingdom of Sicily. It describes the events of the reign of King William I "The Bad" (1154-66) and the minority of his son, William II (1166-89) up to the spring of 1169. These were years of crisis and the "History" presents a vivid and compelling (though savagely biased) picture of royal tyranny, rebellion and factional dispute at court. This text provides an English translation of the "History" along with a selection of other contemporary evidence for this period. The introduction gives an interpretation of the 12th-century kingdom of Sicily which places the text in its historical and literary context, and examines the problem of its authorship.
G.A. Loud is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Leeds.
T.E.J. Wiedemann is Professor of Latin at the University of Nottingham.
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