Roger II of Sicily : a ruler between East and West / Hubert Houben ; translated by Graham A. Loud and Diane Milburn.

Other titles
  • Roger II. von Sizilien. English
  • Roger the second of Sicily
Published
  • Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press 2002
Physical description
xviii, 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
  • 0521652081
  • 9780521652087
  • 0521655730
  • 9780521655736
Notes
  • Translation of: Roger II. von Sizilien.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-219) and index.
  • Translation of: Roger II. von Sizilien.
Contents
  • Foreword to the German edition / Peter Herde -- The Mediterranean in the time of Roger II -- The Norman kingdom of Sicily -- Genealogy: Roger II of Sicily -- Genealogy: the children of Roger I of Sicily -- Introduction: Roger II: a controversial ruler -- The inheritance -- Roger I, the conqueror -- Countess Adelaide as regent -- From count to king -- Count of Sicily and Calabria -- Duke of Apulia, Calabria and Sicily -- King of Sicily and southern Italy -- The new kingdom -- Difficult beginnings -- Mediterranean policy -- European relations -- Between east and west -- Culture -- Images of rule -- Legislation -- Administration -- Economy -- Epilogue: the kingdom of Sicily after Roger II -- William 'the Bad' and William 'the Good' -- The end of the dynasty -- Conclusion: A multicultural ruler -- Medieval authors.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Biography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • German

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