The essay reconstructs the origins of the Palermo assistance system before the Fifteenth-century hospital reform. Through the rereading of published sources and the use of unpublished documents, we will review the assumptions of an erudite historiography that often has not been verified. By following the multiple phases experienced by the city trough the centuries, we will distinguish the charitable realities linked to the arrival and stabilisation of the Normans in the 11th-12th centuries from the following ones (13th-15th centuries), result of political, social and cultural dynamics, completely different.
|Numero di pagine||23|
|Rivista||RIME – RIVISTA DELL’ISTITUTO DI STORIA DELL’EUROPA MEDITERRANEA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|