The Antique Bookshop in Palermo

In Palermo, Sicily, Dr. Amineh Hoti of the Journey into Europe team visited the bookshop Libreria del Corso where she met its owner, Antonio Daniel Costantino who also authored a book on Roger II’s Palatine Chapel which displays a blend of Arab and Norman cultures. During Dr. Hoti’s visit, they discussed the legacy of Arab culture in Sicilian language, architecture, and food as well as the history of “La Convivencia” in the region. In the shop, there was a treasure trove of books on this period of Sicilian history which have not yet been translated from the Arabic and Italian languages into English.

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