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The History of the Tyrants of Sicily

ISBN 13: 9780719054358

The History of the Tyrants of Sicily

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The History of the Tyrants of Sicily by the so-called Hugo Falcandus is a key source for the history of the medieval kingdom of Sicily. It describes the events of the reign of King William I The Bad (1154-66) and the minority of his son, William II (1166-89) up to the spring of 1169. These were years of crisis and the History presents a vivid and compelling (though savagely biased) picture of royal tyranny, rebellion and factional dispute at court.

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"'The Manchester Medieval Sources series is rightly becoming renowned for producing accessible translations of key texts accomplanied by scholarly introductions and notes, and this latest volume maintains that high standard..a valuable addition to the range of sources available in English, and one which deserves attention from students of all parts of medieval Europe.' Ecclesiastical History"

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The "History of the Tyrants of Sicily" by the so-called Hugo Falcandus is a key source for the history of the medieval kingdom of Sicily. It describes the events of the reign of King William I "The Bad" (1154-66) and the minority of his son, William II (1166-89) up to the spring of 1169. These were years of crisis and the "History" presents a vivid and compelling (though savagely biased) picture of royal tyranny, rebellion and factional dispute at court. This text provides an English translation of the "History" along with a selection of other contemporary evidence for this period. The introduction gives an interpretation of the 12th-century kingdom of Sicily which places the text in its historical and literary context, and examines the problem of its authorship.

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ISBN 10: 071904894X ISBN 13: 9780719048944
Publisher: Manchester University Press, 1998
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