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A History of Sicily M. I. Finley; Denis Mack Smith and Christopher Duggan

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ISBN 10: 0670817252 / ISBN 13: 9780670817252
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Stated first American edition hardcover (Elizabeth Sifton Books/Viking, 1987, 246 pages; ISBN 0670817252) in dust jacket, as pictured (except that dust jacket of my copy does not have a label on front); pages clean, tight, unmarked, mildly age-yellowed; binding sound and square; very mild signs of wear at top edge of jacket, no chips or tears; on its way to you the same or next day in bubblewrap; free tracking on all domestic orders; email confirmation; standard (media) mail takes 4-14 days; expedited (priority) mail takes 2-5 days; international orders go by airmail (6-10 days). "This volume is an abridged, updated and somewhat revised version of the History of Sicily.published in three volumes in 1968"--Dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 0205OEXY57V

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Title: A History of Sicily M. I. Finley; Denis Mack...

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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A history of the small but significant island of Sicily discusses the cultural mix left as a legacy by the civilizations who have dominated the island in the past and the progressive material impoverishment that the island has suffered

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A unique biological and cultural fusion of peoples from the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, including the Normans, is described in this fine, updated version of the 1968 three-volume History of Sicily by classical historian Finley, biographer Smith, abridged and revised largely by Duggan, an authority on the Mafia. Recorded along wth plagues, earthquakes and other natural disasters, is the often destructive impact of public policies Sicily experienced under a succession of conquerorsGreek, Roman, Arab, Norman and Spanish, among themuntil the island's unification with Italy and its participation in 20th century world conflicts. Although in postWW II years Sicily was granted greater autonomy and the 2000-year political hold of big landowners was broken, improvements in agriculture and industry have been thwarted largely, the authors surmise, because of a political-patronage system and a resurgence of the Mafia, which the judiciary has been unable to uproot. Photos.
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