This forms part of a work currently still in progress. Its purpose is to dispute two misconceptions concerning the Order of the Hospital: first, that the Hospitaller institution was in decline in the eighteenth century and, secondly, that this alleged deteriorating process explains its loss of Malta to the French in 1798. Both are historically untenable. The talk will not touch upon the myths that have recently been created about the French for they will not survive, simply through their own intrinsic artificiality and superficiality.
Professor of early modern history at the University of Malta, where he is a former Head of the History Department and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He has published extensively on the history of Venice, the Order of St John, and Malta in the early modern period. His latest work is Al Servizio della Repubblica di Venezia: Le Lettere di Massimiliano Buzzaccarini Gonzaga, Commendatore di Malta, inviate alla Magistratura dei Cinque Savii alla Mercanzia 1754-1776 (Vatican City, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2014).intrinsic artificiality and superficiality.
|Event Date||20-05-2016 6:30 pm|
|Event End Date||20-05-2016 8:00 pm|
|Cut off date||18-05-2016|
|Location||Santa Cecilia Chapel|