Vol. 10 No. 3 (2019)
Articles

Notarial archives as political objects in the early-modern Alps. The community of Valle Camonica

Simone Signaroli
Il Leggio società cooperativa sociale

Published 2019-09-15

Keywords

  • Notarial archives,
  • Early-modern archival legislation,
  • Venice,
  • Valle Camonica

How to Cite

Signaroli, S. (2019). Notarial archives as political objects in the early-modern Alps. The community of Valle Camonica. JLIS.It, 10(3), 125–135. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12561

Abstract

Notarial archives in the early-modern Alpine region were managed according to an extreme variety of styles. This paper presents the case of a community of the central Italian Alps, set at the north-western borders of the Republic of Venice. Focusing on the local response to a law promulgated by the venetian Senate in 1612, notarial archives and their preservation become, in an “institutional perspective”, a political weapon in defending local autonomies against the centripetal force exercised by urban cities.

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