From Normans to the Spanish: Image Database Gathers Material on Medieval Sicily
The database features historical images in a range of media…from the late-sixteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries.
The historic Kingdom of Sicily encompassed the island of Sicily and the areas of lower Lazio, Campania, Abruzzo, Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, and Calabria. The kingdom was created in the twelfth century by the Normans, was inherited by Frederick II of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, and conquered by the French in 1266. In the fifteenth century it came under Aragonese control. The rich and international artistic legacy of towns, castles, churches, monasteries and their decoration is a testament to the dynamic social and political history of South Italy. With its unique geographic position and multicultural heritage, the Kingdom of Sicily was a melting pot of artistic and architectural concepts.