The essay is a study on the constitutional changes that can be observed bothin the new Sicilian kingdom born after the Vespers of 1282 and the Angevinkingdom of Naples. The problem of achieving the consent from the societyof the kingdoms was a compelling one for the Angevin king, who sufferedthe rebellion in Sicily, due – as said – to bad government; in the insular kingdomof Sicily, which was in the sphere of influence of the Crown of Aragon,the Aragonese model of a ‘constitutional’ monarchy, with a multiplicity ofsubjects (cities, nobles) involved in the government of the land contributedto shape a new order. The remarkable fact is that, despite the different reasonsand trends, both institutional models followed the same trend. It is alsodue to the influence of the political culture of the Papacy – who supportedthe Angevins - and to the role played by outstanding personalities like Arnaude Vilanova in Sicily. In conclusion, both the ‘separated’ kingdoms followeda similar way in shaping the relationship between rulers and subjects:tax moderation, limits to the powers of king’s officials and – in Sicily – risingof parliamentary assemblies and of self-administration of the cities.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||AUTORITA' E CONSENSO. REGNUM E MONARCHIA NELL’EUROPA MEDIEVALE|
|Numero di pagine||16|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|