L'Abolizione della feudalità e il culto degli onori nella Sicilia del 1812

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The Constitution of 1812 freed the feudal ties and eliminated the feudal courts. The objective which Caracciolo and Caramanico aspired to was only reached at a particular time in the history of Sicily and, thanks to the intervention of the British plenipotentiary Sir Bentinck, the legal institution was then abolished. However, the representation of the nobility as a class did not disappear and remained firmly in the collective imagery. The title of nobility and honor attached to it, constituted the sociological structural element on which the defense policy of the barony was based. Some examples of the creation of the lineage’s honor complete this first approach to the subject of the cult of honors.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationFeudalesimi nel Mediterraneo moderno, (Quaderni - Mediterranea. Ricerche storiche; 27)
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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