I processi di nobiltà degli ordini militari: modelli aristocratici e mobilità sociale

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[automatically translated] The article offers some comparative reflections on processes of Sicilian nobility Knights of the Order of Malta and those of the Spanish military orders (Alcántara, Calatrava, Santiago and Montesa), who also drew the social prestige of noble aspirations Islanders (almost 200 they became part of the Habsburg period of Sicily, by Charles V to Charles II). The main methodological problem that arises is how this type of source may reflect the changes - mobility - of Sicilian society, and particularly of its higher layers, and to what extent the other hand it puts back distorted shapes and contours. In this context, we tried to figure out not only when, how and why they were born of nobility processes,
Original languageItalian
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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