Roger II


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Roger II

(ˈrɒdʒə)
n
(Biography) 1095–1154, Norman king of Sicily (1130–54). His court was an intellectual centre for Muslim and Christian scholars
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It also has an early version of the circular world map that adorns later editions of al-Idrisi's Book of Roger, which was commissioned by Roger II of Sicily in 1138.
- Screen shot from you tube channel Castello Normanno-Svevo The Castello Svevo is a castle in the city of Bari built around 1132 by the Norman king Roger II; currently, it is used as an exhibition.
Willie was the dedicated and adoring husband of 60 years to Katherine (nee Ramsdell); nurturing and protective father of Debra (James) Teufel, Roger II, David (Maggie), Daniel (Lori).
He also reveals that al-Idrisi probably used military informants from Roger II's Sicily campaign for important locality information, a useful reflection on the place of Arab geographers in Norman Sicily.
Around 100 members of the public were given the opportunity to board the Jolly Roger II and participate in the trip to Yeroskipou to retrieve the wines and witness the entire wine lifting process first hand.
Al-Idrisi traveled the known world of his day and settled with Roger II, the King of Sicily, an enlightened figure who tasked the Arab scholar with creating maps of the world.
The period that followed the conquests (1127-89) witnessed the emergence of a relatively centralized monarchy under Roger II and his heirs, of course, but Oldfield advances a wealth of evidence to show how the new dynasty did not so much repress civic institutions as encourage them to mature under its own aegis (primarily in order to prop up its own central authority).
However, while the communes were asserting their independence, the Kingdom of Sicily in Southern Italy was established under the Norman King Roger II of Hauteville.
Looking primarily at Muslim history from the seventh century AD to the present, the author carefully selects periods when relations between the religions are relatively calm under Muslim rule and glosses over or ignores completely similar periods under Christian rule, such as the reign of Roger II in Sicily.
Later influences emerged from the close connection between the Norman kingdoms of Roger II in Sicily and Henry II in England, and from Crusaders returning from the Holy Land.
From the early spread of Islam to the repurposing of mosques and churches, from the architecture of the Krak des Chevaliers or the Zisa in Palermo to the scholarship of Roger II of Sicily, O'Shea shines light on many of the neglected corners of medieval times.
ROGER II. MAYER, an associate member of the Dallas Chapter died September 21 after a battle with cancer.