The Sicilian Vespers :: Steven Runciman

The Sicilian Vespers :: Steven Runciman soon to be presented for sale on the really rather good BookLovers of Bath web site!

Cambridge: At The University Press, 1958, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white plates; Maps (2); Fold-out maps (1); Frontispiece; Folding Tables (6);

From the cover: On 30 March 1282, as the bells of Palermo were ringing for Vespers, the Sicilian townsfolk, crying Death to the French, slaughtered the garrison and administration of their Angevin King. As massacres go, it was not very big; the revolt of the long-subjugated Sicilians might seem just another resistance movement. But it came at a crucial moment.

Charles, King of Sicily, Jerusalem and Albania, Count of Provence, Forcalquier, Anjou and Maine, Regent of Achaea, Overlord of Tunis, Senator of Rome, Grand Vicar of Tuscany, domineering uncle of the King of France, protégé of the Pope, was on the point of sailing from Sicily to sack Constantinople, to subject the Eastern Empire to himself and its …

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tape reinforcement to the edges verso. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xiii) 355 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my History Italy catalogue?


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