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The Ruby in Her Navel

A Novel

by Barry Unsworth

  • 171 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by W. W. Norton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical fiction,
  • American Historical Fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Historical,
  • Historical - General,
  • Fiction / Historical

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9850879M
    ISBN 100393330826
    ISBN 109780393330823
    OCLC/WorldCa154707059

    The Ruby in Her Navel by Barry Unsworth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at ://   A richly imagined novel of the Middle Ages, filled with questions of race, God and fidelity, from the Booker Prize–winning Unsworth (The Song of the Kings, , etc.).In , King Roger ruled a Sicily of surprising diversity—wrestled from Arabs not 50 years prior, the island was a peaceable home for Jews, Moslems, Greeks, Lombards and the newly conquering Christian ://

      Set in the Middle Ages during the brief yet glittering rule of the Norman kings, The Ruby in Her Navel is a tale in which the conflicts of the past portend the present. The novel opens in Palermo, in which Latin and Greek, Arab and Jew live together in precarious harmony. Thurstan Beauchamp, the Christian son of a Norman knight, works for Yusuf, a Muslim Arab, in the palace&#;s central Set in the Middle Ages during the brief yet glittering rule of the Norman kings, The Ruby in Her Navel is a tale in which the conflicts of the past portend the present. The novel opens in Palermo, in which Latin and Greek, Arab and Jew live together in precarious

    Editions for The Ruby in Her Navel: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Pap Twelfth century Sicily. A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society, riven by tensions and threatened by invasion at the time of the Crusades. Ruled over by the benign King Roger, or is he benign??id=


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