Animals and their roles in the medieval society of Sicily from Byzantines to Arabs and from Arabs to Norman/Aragoneses (7th-14th c. AD)

14,00 - 32,00

Author: Verónica Aniceti
Year of printing: 2022
ISBN: 9788892851399
e-ISBN: 9788892851405

Description

The work presented in this book opens a new window on the history and archeology of medieval Sicily, by focusing on the development of human-animal relationships from Byzantine times to the later Middle Ages. This large-scale study of animal bones and teeth relies on the analysis of material from old and recent excavations, as well as on a comprehensive review of data available from the literature. The results shed light on two major lines of investigation on Arab and Norman-Aragonese Sicily: the influence of different dominations on dietary practices, most notably the extent to which the taboo on pork consumption spread in the island under the Arab administration, and the longer -term changes in animal husbandry as a consequence of the technological developments and novel approaches to landscape exploitation introduced by the Arabs.

Contents
  • Acknowledgements

1. Introduction

1. An historical overview of medieval Sicily

  • 1.1 Sicily from the Romans to the Byzantines
  • 1.2 Sicily from the Byzantines to the Arabs
  • 1.3 Sicily from the Arabs to the Normans/Swabians

2. An overview of medieval Palermo

  • 2.1 A geographical and historical introduction to Palermo
  • 2.2 Palermo in the Aghlabid period
  • 2.3 Palermo in the Fatimid and Khalbid periods
  • 2.4 Palermo in the Norman/Swabian period

3. Sites and Methodology

  • 3.1 The diagnostic zone method
  • 3.2 Quantification
  • 3.3 Ageing and sexing
  • 3.4 Biometry
  • 3.5 Taphonomy
  • 3.6 Pathologies and non-metric traits

4. results 4.1 Corso dei Mille (Palermo)

  • 4.2 Sant’Antonino (Palermo)
  • 4.3 The Norman Palace (Palermo)
  • 4.4 Casale San Pietro (Castronovo di Sicilia, Palermo)
  • 4.5 Mazara del Vallo (Trapani)
  • 4.6 Colmitella (Agrigento)
  • 4.7 Rocchicella (Catania)
  • 4.8 Castello San Pietro (Palermo)

5. Discussion

  • 5.1 Byzantine Sicily: the starting point
  • 5.2 The arrival of the Arabs: taboos, introductions and improvements
  • 5.4 Eagles over Sicily: the Norman/Swabian period

Conclusions and potential future research

Bibliography

Review on Medieval Archaeology 67.2

Additional information

Weight :0,810 kg
Dimensions:29x21x1,3 cm
Author

Place of printing

Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

Year of printing

Typology

Book

Pages

196

Illustrations

illustrations in black and white and color

Binding

paperback

Number and series

18, Contributi di archeologia medievale

ISSN

ISBNs

e-ISBN

Language

English

paper / ebook

paper, Google Play ebook, Torrossa ebook

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