Genetic discontinuity in a Medieval Sicilian community (Abstract)

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The Islamic population was enslaved and sold into the North African slave markets by the reign of Frederick II. It's no surprise, but whatever Arabic and North African populations would've been living in Sicily prior to that point would've been deported in this fashion. We all know that modern Sicilians show direct continuity with the much earlier Imperial Roman populations anyways, so this should come as expected.
 
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The Islamic population was enslaved and sold into the North African slave markets by the reign Frederick II. It's no surprise, but whatever Arabic and North African populations would've been living in Sicily prior to that point would've been deported in this fashion. We all know that modern Sicilians show direct continuity with the much earlier Imperial Roman populations anyways, so this is no surprise.
Indeed, many were actually brought to Lucera in Apulia. There was s city of about 70,000. But eventually the city was sacked and essentially ethnically cleansed. Many were sold into slavery, fled across the Adriatic sea, or were put to death.
 
Indeed, many were actually brought to Lucera in Apulia. There was s city of about 70,000. But eventually the city was sacked and essentially ethnically cleansed. Many were sold into slavery, fled across the Adriatic sea, or were put to death.
Yes, and from my recollection they were sacked specifically for the reason that a stronghold of Moorish occupation & Islam was considered intolerable.
 

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