"annis" wrote:Richard- while doing some background browsing to go with my current read (Martin Davies' "The Unicorn Road"), I came across a couple of articles which might be of interest to you:
Sicilian Peoples: The Arabs
Gian Luigi Scarfiotti and Paul Lunde
Timeline: Arab Invasion of Sicily and Italy
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Great stuff, thank you! I had read the Alwi Alatas article and am looking for the book he references. I had not seen the Aramco article. Mu problem is that I want to write about the period from 826-830 or so, focusing on specific events of 829-830, and all the timelines and summaries jump from 827 straight to 831 for the most part.
But... if no one knows what happened exactly, I'm free to make it up without fear of contradiction!