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Ms. Codex 1474 Suppliche degl'eletti e deputati de' capitoli, grazie e privilegi della fedelissima cittá di Napoli alla maestá del re pupillo Ferdinando IV
TitleSuppliche degl'eletti e deputati de' capitoli, grazie e privilegi della fedelissima cittá di Napoli alla maestá del re pupillo Ferdinando IV
Other related names
- Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies, 1751-1825, recipient
Call numberMs. Codex 1474
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4478587
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian, with short passages in Latin and Spanish
A bound collection of copies of letters written by Neapolitan magistrates to the king of Spain, Ferdinand IV (who later became king of the Two Sicilies under the name Ferdinand I). The magistrates, referred to in the text as eletti or deputati di San Lorenzo or de' capitoli, were civil officers and representatives of the different areas, or rioni, of Naples. Although they were in charge of representing the citizens as a community, regardless of social status, they were in fact members of the local aristocracy with judicial, political and administrative power who managed the interests of the upper class. The letters written by the eletti to the king express their concern for the state of the economy in the city after the increased fiscal load imposed by the Spanish crown to the Neapolitan aristocracy, and beg for substantial reductions of taxation. There are a few denunciations of the discontent of the working class and its indigent status, but these are very rare.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (p. iii).
WatermarkUnidentified watermark containing a decorated coat of arms; unidentified watermark containing a crown and three circles, one containing a chili pepper, another containing the letter M and the last the letter R.
Extent88 leaves : 305 x 210 mm. bound to 310 x 220 mm
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 88 leaves + i (paper); [vi], 1-168, [169-170], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, top center.
BindingContemporary parchment, no.2 on spine.
- Manuscripts, Italian--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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