Palermo, City of Kings (Hardback)

Jeremy Dummett

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Palermo - the capital of Sicily - is a destination with a difference. The city is a treasure trove of original monuments and works of art, combined with architecture of grand proportions. Yet it also has a grittier side, shown by the continuing influence of the mafia. Jeremy Dummett here provides a concise overview of Palermo's eventful history, together with a survey of its most important monuments and sites. He looks at the influences of the city's various ancient rulers - the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Normans - as well as its more recent incarnation as part of the Italian state. In addition to being an essential companion for visitors to Palermo, this book can be equally enjoyed as a standalone history of the city and its place at the heart of Sicily.


Product Details

  • Product code: AMWQV
  • ISBN: 9781784530839
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 16.8cm x 23.5cm
  • Pages: 272
  • Publish date: Mon Mar 30 00:00:00 BST 2015
  • Book points: 15

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