Aristocrats in Bourgeois Italy: The Piedmontese Nobility, by Anthony L. Cardoza

By Anthony L. Cardoza

This e-book offers the 1st complete account of the Italian Sobility within the post-unification period, and demanding situations contemporary interpretations that experience under pressure the speedy fusion of previous and new elites via highlighting the ongoing fiscal energy, social energy and political impression of Italy's such a lot fashionable neighborhood aristocracy. In Piedmont, the nobles built extra oblique varieties of effect, whereas last a separate and specific staff with constrained social contacts with commercial or managerial elites, until eventually global struggle I remodeled their previous lifestyle.

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T h e Magnacavallo di Varengo, Falletti di Barolo, Colli di Felizzano, Luserna di Rora, Arborio di Gattinara, and Avogadro di Casanova families purchased 1,093 of the 4,243 hectares sold to the nobility between 1800 and 1814. , pp. 317-583, provides a virtually complete listing of all properties sold, the names of the buyers, and the prices they paid. In 1812, the Avogadro di Casanova owned 1,102 of the 1,472 hectares of land in the commune of Casanova. See AST, Sez. Riunite, "Catasto Francese," Mandamento di San Germano, C o m m u n e of Casanova, f.

Great "thoroughbred" 13 14 15 Woolf, "Studi sulk nobilta piemontese," pp. 137-138; Stumpo, "I ceti dirigenti in Italia," pp. 163 — 169. The vision of rapid fusion advanced by Woolf has been challenged recently by Rosso, who has found that a small percentage of his ostensibly noble segretari di stato ever acquired the feudal status, let alone access to the titled nobility. See Rosso, Una burocrazia di antico regime, pp. 213—223. See Quazza, he riforme in Piemonte, p. 93. O n the purchase of state offices, see statistics provided by Stumpo, Finanza e stato modemo, pp.

Pp. 2 6 9 - 2 7 0 ; Woolf, "Economic Problems of the Nobility," 2 8 0 - 2 8 1 , and "Studi sulla nobilta piemontese," pp. 1 2 - 1 3 ; Bianchi, Storia della monarchia piemontese, vol. 1, pp. 410, 432—433. For a comparative analysis of landholding o n the Italian peninsula at the end of the eighteenth century, see Zangheri, "La proprieta in Italia," p p . 9 - 1 6 . O n the difficulties experienced by the patriciates of Venice, Milan, and Florence, see Davis, " T h e Decline of the Venetian Nobility," pp.

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