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The Sicilian Vespers by Steven Runciman
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Jul 26, 2008

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bookshelves: organized-crime, history-medieval

This is the story of the fabled origins of the Mafia. Runciman performed an excellent study of the Sicilian revolt and does not show any evidence to support the legend. However, it is a good book discussing the history of Sicily and the revolt.

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