Demographic, family and social frames.
Sammichele of Bari through the Onciario land register of 1752
In memory of Lorella Cedroni
This work represents a clear vision of a déjà–vu. We’re witnessing, not exempt, to an economic global crisis followed by the increase of unemployment, especially young, and we are sunk into the vortex of ungovernability.
Taxes spare the wealthy and oppresses the humble, indeed, fees seem thought for them. The problems which threaten the daily life and from which we haven’t a chance to escape, our ancestors have already seen and experienced them. And it isn’t necessary a seance session to say that, but a visit to the state archives, otherwise known as places of memory, born to preserve the traces of the past.
It’s a journey back in time to understand how the situation has evolved in our country, because present and future aren’t released from the past but represent the result. At the archival papers thought up the authoress who restores voice to bygone era people and dusts off environments and political scenarios that were the background to the events of the Eighteenth Century.
Will be considerable the interest in discovering the profiles of family, work and income life in a period in which the redaction of the Onciario land register was designed to ensure a fair distribution of taxes in the Kingdom of Naples.
For what readership
For those who want to experience the adventure of a sectorial reading, but not incomprehensible. For those who have always wanted to make time travel. Broadly speaking, this book permits it. For all those who are curious to know if in the past there ever was a form of social justice. For those who want to look back to be able to project it more elastically to the future. For those who love history, the discipline that allows to join with own collective identity. For young people who are on the verge of conducting studies on archival sources.