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I think this is a "must read" for everyone who has Sicilian roots.
Privitera's concise and compact history of Sicily is an amazing undertaking and excellent overview of the complex history of this important island.
It felt like an amateurish high school history report - long on listing dates and characters but short on cause and effect analysis/commentary.
This is a short book, no pictures. An OK overview of Sicilian history, but I found better perspective in other books.Published on August 30, 2011 by Still A Tennessee Girl
Even though this book is short and not very illustrated, it does give the reader a good start in the exploration of the most invaded culture in Western Civilzation. Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by Juliette
This book is great for the person who wants to find out more about their Sicilian history. A good look at the actions that took place on the island.Published on April 24, 2010 by CP
For those seeking a brief history of Sicily, this is a great choice. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Goths, Byzantines, Saracens, Normans, French and Spanish all came and... Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Robert P. Panepinto