Sicily and the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages / Hiroshi Takayama.

Takayama, Hiroshi, 1947- author.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Variorum collected studies series ; CS1076
pages cm.
Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 1016-1194.
Sicily (Italy) -- Politics and government -- To 1282.
Normans -- Italy -- Sicily -- History.
Sicily (Italy) -- Kings and rulers -- History.
Sicily (Italy) -- Relations -- Mediterranean Region.
Mediterranean Region -- Relations -- Italy -- Sicily.
Cultural pluralism -- Italy -- Sicily -- History -- To 1500.
Religious pluralism -- Italy -- Sicily -- History -- To 1500.
Cultural pluralism.
International relations.
Kings and rulers.
Politics and government.
Religious pluralism.
Italy -- Sicily.
Mediterranean Region.
"This book is a collection of milestone articles of a leading scholar in the study of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily, a crossroads of Latin-Christian, Greek-Byzantine, and Arab-Islamic cultures and one of the most fascinating but also one of the most neglected kingdoms in the medieval world. Some of his articles were published in influential journals such as English Historical Review, Viator, Mediterranean Historical Review, and Papers of the British School at Rome, while others appeared in hard-to-obtain festschrifts, proceedings of international conferences, and so on. The articles included here, based on analysis of Latin, Greek, and Arabic documents as well as multi-lingual parchments, explore subjects of interest in medieval Mediterranean world such as Norman administrations, multi-cultural courts, Christian-Muslim diplomacy, conquests and migrations, religious tolerance and conflicts, cross-cultural contacts, and so forth. Some of them dig deep into curious specific topics, while others settle disputes among scholars and correct our antiquated interpretations. His attention to the administrative structure of the kingdom of Sicily, whose bureaucracy was staffed by Greeks, Muslims and Latins, has been a particularly important part of his work, where he has engaged in major debates with other scholars in the field"-- Provided by publisher.
Administrative organizations and officials
The financial and administrative organization of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily
Familiares regis and the Royal Inner Council in twelfth-century Sicily
The great administrative officials of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily
Amiratus in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily : a leading office of Arabic origin in the royal administration
The administrative organization of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily
Power and governance
The administration of Roger I : foundation of the Norman administrative system
Central power and multi-cultural elements at the Norman Court of Sicily
Confrontation of powers in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily : kings, nobles, bureaucrats, and cities
Law and monarchy in the south
Religions and cross-cultural contacts
Religious tolerance in Norman Sicily? : the case of Muslims
Frederick II's crusade : an example of Christian-Muslim diplomacy
Migrations in the Mediterranean area and the Far East : medieval Sicily and Japan
Classification of villeins in medieval Sicily
Islamic Sicily
Medieval France
Book reviews.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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