M-STO/01 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

In-depth knowledge of the most significant and relevant aspects of the political, economic and social history of medieval Sicily.

Course Structure


Detailed Course Content

Late Antiquity in Sicily; islamic Sicily; Norman-Swabian Sicily; Angevin Sicily; The Vespers and their consequences; Aragonese Sicily; The vice-Kingdom; The Sicily of Alfonso the Magnanimous.

Textbook Information

L. Tanzini, F. Paolo Tocco, Un medioevo mediterraneo. Mille anni tra Oriente e Occidente, Carocci 2020, pp. 47-71; 75-80; 98-101; 111-129; 148-155; 185-197; 206-210; 227-231; 237-240; 248-264; 285-305; 317-329; 331-332; 348-351; 356-358; 359-365; 370-371; 379-382; 394-397; 408-411; 413-417 (for general orientation with specific in-depth analisys of the paragraphs relating to Sicily).


Articles and essays in pdf provided by the professor.


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All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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