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Title: The mahras of Gozo before 1530
Authors: Fiorini, Stanley
Keywords: Militia -- History
Gozo (Malta) -- Defenses
Fortification -- Malta -- Gozo -- History -- Aragonese and Castillians, 1283-1530
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: University of Malta. Gozo Campus
Citation: Fiorini, S. (2012). The maħras of Gozo before 1530. Gozo Observer, 26, 3-6.
Abstract: Between the 14th and 16th century Gozo suffered frequent corsair attacks. During this period the island maintained a militia and a system of watchtowers to defend itself from such attacks. These towers served to house watches whose main job was to alert the population of any approaching Moorish vessels. The towers also served as an important link of communication between Malta and Gozo.
Appears in Collections:The Gozo Observer - Issue 26, June 2012
The Gozo Observer - Issue 26, June 2012

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