Chronicle of Cambridge

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The Chronicle of Cambridge or Cambridge Chronicle, also known as the Tarʾīkh Jazīrat Ṣiqilliya ("History of the Island of Sicily"), is a short, anonymous medieval chronicle covering the years 827–965. It is the earliest native Sicilian chronicle of the emirate of Sicily,[1] and was written from the perspective of a Sicilian Christian of the 10th or 11th century.[2] It survives in two versions: a Greek version in two manuscripts and an Arabic version in one. For years only the Arabic text kept in Cambridge University Library was known, but in 1890 a Greek redaction was discovered. The Greek texts are found in the Vatican Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Codex Parisinus Graecus 920).[3][4] It has been translated into English,[3] Italian[5] and French.[6]

EditionsEdit

  • In Biblioteca arabo-sicula, 2nd revised edition, U. Rizzitano, A. Borruso, M. Cassarino and A. De Simone (eds.), 2 vols and appendix, Palermo 1982. vol. 1, pp. 277–93.
  • In Biblioteca arabo-sicula, 2nd revised edition, M. Amari and U. Rizzitano (eds.), 2 vols, Palermo 1987–88. vol. 1, pp. 190–203.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Nef, Annliese (2013). "Islamic Palermo and the Dār al-Islām: Politics, Society and the Economy (from the mid-9th Century to the mid-11th Century)". A Companion to Medieval Palermo: The History of a Mediterranean City from 600 to 1500. Brill. pp. 39–60.
  2. ^ Metcalfe, Alexander (2013). Muslims and Christians in Norman Sicily: Arabic-Speakers and the End of Islam. Routledge. p. 9.
  3. ^ a b Metcalfe, Alexander. "The Cambridge Chronicle" (PDF). Medieval Sicily. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  4. ^ Alexander, Paul Julius (1985). The Byzantine Apocalyptic Tradition. University of California Press. p. 85.
  5. ^ Cozza-Luzi, Giuseppe, ed. (1890). "La cronaca siculo-saracena di Cambridge con doppio testo greco scoperto in codici contemporanei delle Bibliotheca Vaticana e Parigina". Documenti per Servire alla Storia di Sicilia, Pubblicati e Cura della Società Siciliana per la Storia Patria. Palermo (4th ser., vol. 2).
  6. ^ Vasiliev, A. A. (1935). "Chronique anonyme de Cambridge". Byzance et les Arabes. 1. Brussels. pp. 342–46.