Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jousts and Tournaments

Roberto Savona, one of our resident medievalists, has written an article about jousts and tournaments in Sicily. These live on, in a certain sense, in the annual palios of Piazza Armerina and elsewhere.

Sicily is well known for its antiquities - especially those from the Greek period - but there is much to be seen that remains from the Middle Ages too. A "second golden age" flourished during the Norman-Swabian period, from around 1070 to 1266. Tournaments were part of it.

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