Siciliani in terra d'Africa: la rifondazione di Tripoli tra Ferdinando il Cattolico e Carlo V

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[automatically translated] One Sunday evening in August of 1510 Palermo seen from the sea was shining, it was illuminated by lanterns lit placed on doors and windows of the houses: the lights, lasted three days, was followed by a solemn procession had passed through the city to ends in the Cathedral where the Archbishop had celebrated a Mass in thanksgiving for the "prosperous nova et la victoria Conquesta dila chita of Tripuli of the secta maugmetana", now in truth at the court of the Sicilian capital with some delay. Already Trasselli, now nearly forty years ago, pointed out the role, neglected then as now the Kingdom of Sicily in the operation of Tripoli and, above all, in the reorganization and subsequent reconstruction of the African garrison, primarily from the point of view of the defensive apparatus, in fact entrusted to the Sicilian government and carried out with great difficulty for over a decade, until the delivery of the city in 1523 to the Grand Master of the Order of Jerusalem. In particular, Sicily also had to shoulder the heavy burden, not only economic, the re-establishment of the city devastated and depopulated as a result of killings and deportations, as well as the much more urgent for the Crown, the construction of the new entrance to fortaleza mail the port of the Libyan capital, already has a modern citadel ramparts, thus adhering to the new standards Italian military architecture, designed to cope with an increasingly imminent turkish attack. If you know the continuous supply of provisions, weapons and construction materials needed for the maintenance of Tripoli and the new Christian community settled, forced to live recluse in the city-fortress and entirely dependent on supplies of the motherland, less known it is instead the consistent flow of Sicilian operators in the world of architecture - foremen, laborers, carpenters, liming, and the same royal engineers - among two shores of the Mediterranean, committed in the conduct of the often complex construction sites promoted by the government and exposed the enormous risks as related to travel by sea as to reside in a settlement so isolated and border. If, in fact, very few Sicilians - perhaps in truth no one - agreed to move as colonists in the conquered city, estimating the precious life of the benefits that the Viceroy Ugo Moncada with the appropriate contract already since 1511 had granted, other than was the case with engineers and workers who had been entrusted,
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationIdentità e frontiere. Politica, economia e società nel Mediterraneo (secc. XIV-XVIII)
Pages188-199
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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NameSTORIA/STUDI E RICERCHE

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