Minsogna Saracina: Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks exhibition at the Ashmolean

In 1783, the Maltese cleric Giuseppe Vella discovered the first of a cache of documents purportedly from the period of Arab rule over Sicily (831-1072). In spite of his reticence to disclose their find-spot, and his… questionable familiarity with Arabic, his translations were wildly popular across the Italian peninsula, serving as evidence of an independent Sicilian history at just… Read More Minsogna Saracina: Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks exhibition at the Ashmolean