Now in its second revised edition, this book covers the period of Muslim Arab rule on the island from A.D. 827 to the Norman conquest in A.D. 1070. It is first the detailed study in English covering the various aspects of this 243-year period. It incorporates new Arabic sources and draws upon archaeological studies that hitherto have not been used. The book covers the political, social, economic, demographic, and cultural impacts that during this period forever changed the island’s character. All aspects of society underwent change, making Sicily part of the Arabo-Muslim world for more than two hundred years.