Sicily (island)

URI https://medievalmideast.org/place/184

The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Names

  • Arabic: صقلية = Ṣiqilliyya 1
  • Greek: Σικελίᾳ, Σικελίας, Σικελίαν = Sikelia, Sikelias, Sikelian 2
  • Hebrew: צקיליה = ṢQYLYH 3
  • Persian: صقلیه = Ṣiqilliyya 4
  • Syriac: ܣܝܩܝܠܝܐ = SYQYLYʾ 5
Show table of instances where this place is mentioned
Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī. 1 before c. 1225c.1225877 A.H. / 14721995
Event mentioned by Laonikos Chalkokondyles. 2 before 14641464-1468mid-late 15th C2014
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela 3 before c.1170c.117313th C1907
Events mentioned by Nāṣir-i Khusraw 4 c. 1050circa 106510th C Hijrī/16th C CE2001
Event mentioned by Michael the Syrian. 5 before 600 CE1195-1199?15982009
Event mentioned by Michael the Syrian. 6 966 or 967 AG/654-656 CE1195-1199?15982009
Event mentioned by Michael the Syrian. 7 between 980 and 992 AG/668 and 681 CE1195-1199?15982009
Event mentioned by Michael the Syrian. 8 1065 AG/753-754 CE1195-1199?15982009
Event mentioned by Michael the Syrian. 9 between 1104 and 1114 AG/792-803 CE1195-1199?15982009
Event mentioned by Michael the Syrian. 10 1114 or 1115 AG/802-804 CE1195-1199?15982009
Event mentioned by Michael the Syrian. 11 1459 AG/1147-8 CE1195-1199?15982009
Event mentioned by Michael the Syrian. 12 1494 AG/1182-3 CE1195-1199?15982009

Sources

  • 1Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (1) 132، 199، 218، 228، 229، 337، 345، 470، 483، 491، 492، 511، 518 (2) 20، 76، 95، 141، 147، 172، 339، 472 (3) 11، 214، 253، 310، 416 (4) 4، 17، 26، 35، 147، 329، 365، 392، 413، 453، 457 (5) 40، 130، 143، 189، 244، 245، 424، 426 [Arabic].
  • 2Sicily: Laonikos Chalkokondyles, The Histories, ed. Anthony Kaldellis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), para. 5.64, 67-69, 75; 6.30 [Greek with English translation].
  • 3Sicily: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 2, 3, 7, 15, 106, 108, 112 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 4Sicily: Nāṣir-i Khusraw, Nasir-i Khusraw's Book of Travels, ed. Wheeler M. Thackston (Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda, 2001), 17, 55 [Persian with English translation].
  • 5Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 10 [Syriac].
    • J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), I, 18, 85, 109, 111, 117, 118, 131, 133 ; II, 240 [French].
  • 6Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 435 [Syriac].
    • J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), II, 446 [French].
  • 7Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 440 [Syriac].
    • J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), II, 455 [French].
  • 8Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 476 [Syriac].
    • J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), II, 520 [French].
  • 9Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 486 [Syriac].
    • J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 9 [French].
  • 10Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 490 [Syriac].
    • J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 15 [French].
  • 11Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 644 [Syriac].
    • Sicile: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 282. [French].
    • Sicily: Michael the Syrian, The Chronicle of Michael the Great (The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex): Books XV–XXI From the Year 1050 to 1195 AD, ed. Amir Harrak (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2019), 60 n.187, 260 [Syriac with English translation].
  • 12Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 730 [Syriac].
    • Sicile: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 390. [French].
    • Sicily: Michael the Syrian, The Chronicle of Michael the Great (The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex): Books XV–XXI From the Year 1050 to 1195 AD, ed. Amir Harrak (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2019), 430 [Syriac with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “Sicily” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified July 31, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/184.

Additional credit information:

  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; matching and transliteration from Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī’s Muʿjam al-Buldān; categorization, matching, Greek collection and transliteration from Chalkokondyles' history; Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue; matching from Nāṣir-i Khusraw's travelogue; and categorization, matching, Syriac collection and transliteration, and reconciling Harrak's pages from Michael's chronicle
  • Evan Willford: place categorization; abstract; and Wikipedia matching and GPS coordinates
  • Josh Kuch: categorization from Chalkokondyles' history
  • Liran Yadgar: categorization, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Mary Papadopoulos: categorization, matching, Persian collection and transliteration from Nāṣir-i Khusraw's travelogue
  • Jessica Mutter: categorization, matching, and reconciling Harrak's pages from Michael's chronicle
  • McKenzie Cady: categorization from Michael's chronicle
Show additional credits