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Sicilian Queenship
Sicilian Queenship

Sicilian Queenship

Power and Identity in the Kingdom of Sicily 1061-1266


310 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)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: March 2020


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

Chapters are dedicated to such subjects as: the queens' use of power in suppressing adversaries, reginal patronage, reginal titles and heraldry, words spoken by the queens, court cuisine, court poetry, places identified with the queens, the queens as part of Sicilian cultural identity, and more. A chapter also lists current work in the field by various historians. This book begins a new conversation in Sicilian women's studies.

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.