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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Benjamin Narrator: Fred Filbrich Publisher: Steerforth Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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Tourists, armchair travelers, and historians will all delight in this fluid narrative that can be read straight through, dipped into over time, or used as a reference guide to each period in Sicily's fascinating tale.

Emigration of people from Sicily often overshadows the importance of the people who immigrated to the island through the centuries. These have included several who became Sicily's rulers, along with Jews, Ligurians, and Albanians. Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Goths, Byzantines, Muslims, Normans, Hohenstaufens, Spaniards, Bourbons, the Savoy Kingdom of Italy and the modern era have all held sway, and left lasting influences on the island's culture and architecture. Sicily's character has also been determined by what passed it by: events that affected Europe generally, namely the Crusades and Columbus's discovery of the Americas, remarkably had little influence on Italy's most famous island.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agile Kindergarten | 9/27/2013

    " Fascinating scholarly work chronicling the invasions and occupations of Sicily. It's really a story of the human pain and unintended consequences of top-down policies. A cautionary tale for business who fail to bring all stakeholders to the table and address the issues in the environment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 5/12/2013

    " It becomes clear pretty quickly that Sicily's history is far more complicated than the size of this book can handle. That said, it is a good step-off for further reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 4/5/2013

    " Fascinating scholarly work chronicling the invasions and occupations of Sicily. It's really a story of the human pain and unintended consequences of top-down policies. A cautionary tale for business who fail to bring all stakeholders to the table and address the issues in the environment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Tekulve | 2/12/2013

    " This is a comprehensive history of Sicily. It's highly readable and good to have if you need a reference book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/3/2013

    " Overall I think this was a great history of Sicily. It got a little bogged down at points. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Farmer | 1/30/2013

    " Very good and interesting history of the island of Sicily. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M Tremmel | 9/21/2012

    " Interesting book on how sicilian culture evolved. Primer for a trip there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Egid van Houtem | 5/23/2012

    " The great story of Sicily well documented but not so well told. I really had to work my way through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jbryon | 5/3/2012

    " I was much too distracted when I read this book. I'm not sure I retained anything. "

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