[Rental] Kingdom of Medieval Sicily (Kodansha Gendai Shinsho)
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Another piece of European history! Mysterious Mediterranean kingdom comes into view A mysterious Mediterranean kingdom where three completely different cultures, European, Byzantine, and Islamic, coexisted and boasted prosperity. Approaching the real image and rereading the history of the Middle Ages. ● Gentiles and Gentile Countries ─ In this way, all the queens were welcomed from abroad, and around them there was a group of Gentiles who followed them from their home countries. It must not be forgotten that these foreign queens often wielded great influence over state affairs. (...) Palermo's royal court employed many people to look after the king, most of whom were Arabs who had grown up in an Arab-Islamic culture. According to Ibn Jubair, Willermus II trusted these Arabs so much that he entrusted them with all personal affairs and important matters. The head chef was also Muslim and had an army of black Muslim slaves. Most of the eunuch pages who served close to the king were secret Muslims who practiced Islam. (Omitted) Cross-cultural contact and cross-cultural exchange were not limited to the imperial court. The kingdom itself was a collection of different cultural elements, and the system of kingdom governance was supported by people belonging to different cultures. Most of the prime ministers who were in charge of the national affairs of the kingdom and held authority and power second only to the king were from foreign countries. ──From this book
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Categories: Books, Adults, History, Available April 2023*Book rental period is 4 weeks. Please pick up the item within 5 days after placing the order. Rental days are calculated from the date of receipt.