Aspects of Daily Life in Late Medieval Malta and Gozo: A compilation of some of Godfrey Wettinger's Writings [Paperback]

Mark Camilleri (Editor)

ISBN: 9789990945850 | Published by: Midsea Books | Year of Publication: 2018 | Language: English 208p,

Aspects of Daily Life in Late Medieval Malta and Gozo


This is Prof. Godfrey Wettinger's unfinished project; completed posthumously in celebration of Wettinger as the recipient of the National Book Prize “Lifetime Achievement Award” for 2014. Common themes which bind the articles are the social and economic aspects of Maltese life in late Medieval Malta. Through these articles we get a glimpse of the various socio-economic traits of the Maltese and the Gozitans of the 15th and 16th centuries: a type of historiography which is rare to come by in the field of Medieval studies. The articles are based on research Wettinger has made of secular and religious courts at the Mdina Cathedral Archive. Instead of transcribing the court cases word for word, Wettinger describes them in a lucid and methodological manner and gives his own description and analysis of each case. Wettinger, who was one of Malta's foremost Medieval historians, was quite aware of the lack of studies on social and economic aspects in Medieval studies and his wish to collect these articles into one book will in a way serve future historians as a new window from which to access and even address this historiographic gap.

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