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dc.identifier.citationBonello, G. (2016, December 4). A 1636 murder in Vittoriosa - and its far-reaching fallout, Sunday Times of Malta, pp. 46.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIn November 1636, an oil merchant, Francesco Scarlatta, was murdered in his house in Vittoriosa by a Sicilian compatriot, Nicolo Ciardi. The murder of the oil trader left substantial traces in three important Maltese archives : the Notarial Archives, those of the Inquisition,and the archives of the Order of Malta housed in the National Library. After having committed the murder, Ciardi fled immediately to the Greek Church in Birgu, but the police of the Castellania plotted a stratagem to lure Ciardi outside the church. This murder is emblematic of the tensions between the three powers that then ruled Malta (the Grand Master, the Bishop and the Inquisitor). The Ciardi affair and the criminal's virtual abduction by stealth by the civil police from his inviolate church sanctuary, pitted the Grand Master against the Bishop, with both desperately eager to rope in the Inquisitor on their side.en_GB
dc.publisherAllied Newspapers Limiteden_GB
dc.subjectKnights of Malta -- Malta -- History -- 17th centuryen_GB
dc.subjectOrder of St John -- Malta -- History -- 17th centuryen_GB
dc.subjectMalta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798en_GB
dc.subjectMurderers -- Malta -- 17th centuryen_GB
dc.subjectInquisition -- Malta -- History -- 17th centuryen_GB
dc.subjectMurder -- Malta -- 17th centuryen_GB
dc.subjectLascaris Castellar, Giovanni Paolo, 1560-1657en_GB
dc.titleA 1636 murder in Vittoriosa - and its far-reaching fallouten_GB
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dc.contributor.creatorBonello, Giovanni-
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