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Title: Il-hajja fil-qosor : siltiet minn "Mikiel Anton Vassalli u Zminijietu"
Authors: Cremona, Ninu
Keywords: Vassalli, Mikiel Anton, 1764-1829 -- Biography
Maltese language -- History
Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Vassalli, Mikiel Anton, 1764-1829 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Order of St John. Langue of France -- Malta -- History
Knights of Malta. Langue of France -- Malta -- History
Barbara, Censu, active 18th century -- Exile
Malta -- History -- French occupation, 1798-1800
Malta -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Insurgency -- Malta -- History
French Blockade, 1798-1800
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Ball, Alexander John, Sir, 1756?-1809
Vassalli, Mikiel Anton, 1764-1829 -- Imprisonment
Vassalli, Mikiel Anton, 1764-1829 -- Exile
Hookham Frere, John, 1769-1846
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Cremona, N. (1993). Il-hajja fil-qosor : siltiet minn "Mikiel Anton Vassalli u Zminijietu". Journal of Maltese Studies, 23-24, 1-30
Abstract: Article highlighting the biography of Maltese linguist Mikiel Anton Vassalli. He lived in the most turbulent years of Maltese History, from the end of the rule of the Knights, French Occupation and finally under British rule. Vassalli's popularity varies being a Francophile during the time of the Knights, with the hope for a better future, then turning against the French during their occupation. The British did not trust him, and in fact he was exiled for 20 years before finally returning to Malta. Through his connections he was appointed as head of the Maltese Department however in 1825 the post was abolished and he managed to get by providing translations and Maltese lessons. Vassalli died a pauper in 1829 and was not allowed to be buried in consacrated ground.
Appears in Collections:JMS, Volume 23-24
JMS, Volume 23-24

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