The Continuity of Feudal Power: The Caracciolo Di Brienza in by Tommaso Astarita

By Tommaso Astarita

The Continuity of Feudal energy is an analytic learn of a relatives of the Neapolitan aristocracy through the early sleek interval, with specific specialize in the time of Spanish rule (1503-1707). The Caracciolo marquis of Brienza have been a department of 1 of the oldest and strongest clans within the state of Naples, and so they numbered one of the hundred wealthiest feudal households through the early smooth interval. Professor Astarita reconstructs the family's patrimony, management and sales, the family's dating with the agricultural groups over which it had jurisdiction, its marriage and alliance regulations, and the kinfolk among the aristocracy and the monarchical executive. His emphasis is at the carrying on with significance of feudal traditions, associations and values either within the definition of the aristocracy's prestige and in its good fortune in making sure the patience of its wealth and gear in the state.

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118, fols. , of 26 January 1558. See Figure 2. The Caracciolo counts of Brienza, of a different branch, had been prominent in the political life of the late Aragonese kingdom. 30 The Caracciolo di Brienza addition to some annuities. O2. 22 Marco Antonio's widow, Giulia, and his brother, Fabio, divided the estate in 1584 among the seven surviving children. The three daughters were later married, the second son Fabrizio was abbot of Sant'Angelo a Fasanella, while the third, Giulio Cesare, was a knight of St.

1755), of a wealthy Portuguese family recently come to Naples where it had amassed a large fortune, 27 See Figures 2 and 3. 33 The continuity of feudal power mainly through the management of taxes and the purchase of lucrative public offices. Teresa received a very large dowry of 50,000 ducats, most of which was paid in cash. 29 Of Giuseppe's seven surviving children, the four daughters married in the Neapolitan aristocracy (one married a Pinto cousin, by now prince of Ischitella), while the two younger sons entered the clergy.

Collenuccio, M. Roseo, T. Costo, Compendio delVhistoria del regno di Napoli... (Venice, 1591; second edit. 1613); O. Beltrano, Breve descrittione del regno di Napoli diviso in dodid provinde... (Naples, 1646; second edit. 1671; reprint Bologna, 1969); H. Bacco Alemanno, // regno di Napoli in dodid provinde ... (Naples, 1609; second edit. ed. C. d'Engenio, 1620); G. C. Capaccio, Ilforastiero dialogi (Naples, 1634); G. A. ; third edit. Naples, 1748-50; first edit. 1599 on). All these texts (with the exception of Summonte and Capaccio) are congeries of all sorts of data, and were published several times during the seventeenth century with small variations.

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