Amari, La Guerra del Vespro Siciliano (Florence, 1876), and F.
Cosentino, La Carta di papiro," in Archivio storico siciliano (1889), pp. 134-164.
Amari's La Guerra del Vespro Siciliano (8th ed., Florence, 1876) is a valuable history, but the author is too bitterly prejudiced against the French to be quite impartial; his work should be compared with L.
Murena, Vita di Roberto d'Angib, re di Napoli (Naples, 1770); and Archivio storico Siciliano (1884, viii.
Palermo has been commonly thought to be an original Phoenician settlement of unknown date (though its true Phoenician name is unknown), but Holm (Archivio storio siciliano, 1880, iv.
Various articles in the Archivio storico siciliano and the series of Documenti per servire alla storia della Sicilia, both published by the Societa siciliana per la storia patria, may also be consulted.