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Title: Gio Domenico Ottonelli on lechery in Malta
Authors: Bonello, Giovanni
Keywords: Ottonelli, Giovanni Domenico, 1584-1670
Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Prostitution -- Malta -- History -- 17th century
Women -- Malta -- History -- 17th century
Female offenders -- Malta -- History -- 17th century
Issue Date: 2019-03-31
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Limited
Citation: (2019, March 31). Gio Domenico Ottonelli on lechery in Malta, pp. 54.
Abstract: Born on 1584, Gio Domenico Ottonelli, a Jesuit, was according to Giovanni Bonello a "tireless crusader against sexual immorality". Despite being almost forgotten today, he wrote 20 books, with over 7,000 published pages to his name. In his book 'Alcuni buoni avvisi e casi di coscienza intorno alla pericolosa conversazione da proporsi a chi conversa poco modestamente' published in Florence in 1646, Ottonelli mentions especially different stories he heard during his stay in Malta. Most of these real-life stories depict the "pervasive evils of loose women", or prostitutes, giving a perspective about Maltese micro-history at the time of the Knights.
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