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Sicilian Queenship
Sicilian Queenship

Sicilian Queenship

Power and Identity in the Kingdom of Sicily 1061-1266

Sicilian Medieval Studies


444 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $38.00 (US $38.00) (CA $44.00)

Publication Date: March 2020

ISBN 9781943639212

Rights: WOR

Trinacria Editions LLC (Mar 2020)

Price: $38.00


This supplement to the author's groundbreaking compendium, Queens of Sicily 1061-1266, brings us further insight into the lives and times of the earliest countesses and queens of Sicily

This informative supplement to the author's Queens of Sicily 1061-1266 further explores the queens' use of power and the Sicilian cultural identity forged by these women. Chapters are dedicated to topics such as: the queens' suppression of adversaries, reginal patronage, titles and heraldry, words spoken by the queens, court cuisine (including recipes) and poetry (with original translations of a number of poems of the Sicilian School), places the queens lived, sexuality and marriage, and more. A chapter lists work by fellow historians. As a cornerstone in the emerging field of Sicilian queenship, this book begins a new conversation in medieval women's studies, laying the foundation for work to come.

Author Biography

Known as the biographer of Sicily's medieval queens, Jacqueline Alio is one of Sicily's leading medievalists. She wrote the first scholarly compendium of biographies of her island's queens of the Norman and Swabian eras. Her landmark biography of Queen Margaret of Sicily established a new subject category in libraries. She wrote the first translation of the Ferraris Chronicle composed in 1228 and co-authored a guide to Sicilian Studies.