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Prouver sa noblesse de nom et d'armes. Fonctionnement et enjeux des procès provençaux de l'Ordre de Malte (XVe-XVIIIIe siècles)

Abstract : After the end of the Middle Ages, the profile of the Military Orders became ever more aristocratic and the Order of Malta was no exception. This article studies the Tongue of Provence, and mainly the Priory of St-Giles. By means of investigations ("processi di nobiltà"), the future Knights had to prove their nobility and their lineage throug oral testimonies and, from the end of the 16th century, through written and official papers. The collection of this testimonial and written evidence was the responsability a few players who played a key part in the smooth running of the "processi di nobiltà": the commissioners, the notary, the public and private witnesses.
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Anne Brogini, Germain Butaud. Prouver sa noblesse de nom et d'armes. Fonctionnement et enjeux des procès provençaux de l'Ordre de Malte (XVe-XVIIIIe siècles). Cahiers de la Méditerranée, Centre de la Méditerranée Moderne et Contemporaine (CMMC) - Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 2018, Nobles et chevaliers en Europe et en Méditerranée, 97 (2), pp.47-72. ⟨hal-02529656⟩

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