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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
809 words

(Σικελία), Mediterranean island separated from the toe of Italy by the narrow Strait of Messina, forming a link between ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
1,575 words

[anc. Sikanie; Trinacria]. ...

Italian island, the largest in the Mediterranean (24,089 sq. km), separated from the south-west tip of Italy

Sicily, Islamic Law in

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
988 words

Islamic law in Muslim Sicily (827–1091) was based predominantly upon the Maliki school (madhhab) of Sunni ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
5,228 words
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[This entry includes two subentries, on the history and on the archaeology of ancient Sicily.] ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
833 words

The fact of being a large island at the centre of the Mediterranean has meant that since antiquity Sicily has ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
249 words

Largest and most populous island in the Mediterranean Sea, off the sw tip of the Italian peninsula, comprising (with nearby ...

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Carla M. Antonaccio

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
1,986 words

From prehistory to the present, the continuous interaction of cultures and peoples on the island of Sicily has formed an ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,525 words

Sicily, Hellenized and attached to the Eastern Church, was, like Cappadocia, one of the hearts of the Byzantine world: ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
245 words

The Mediterranean island of Sicily was from 1282 (the date of the rebellion known as the Sicilian Vespers) to 1410...

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Arnaldo Momigliano, Arthur Geoffrey Woodhead, and Roger J. A. Wilson

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
2,064 words

Ancient writers distinguished three indigenous peoples—Sicani in central, *Sicels in eastern, and Elymi in western Sicily. *Thucydides (...

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