The International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta published the latest volume of The Journal of Baroque Studies. This peer-reviewed academic journal is edited by Prof. Frans Ciappara and contains eleven original articles from academics based in a number of universities and research institutes.
Charmaine Falzon discusses Boswell, Gibbon, Sterne and the dangerous allurements of Roman Catholicism. Mario Spedicato from the University of Salerno explores the work of the architect Giuseppe Zimbalo while Alfredo di Napoli looks at tolerance and war in Sixteenth-century Europe. Nemola Chiara Zecca, also from the University of Salento, presents a study titled “Comportamenti e pratiche di lettura al femminile in Italia e in Francia nel XVII secolo.”
Davide Balestra from the University of Bari looks at “La ‘libraria’ seicentesca di palazzo Imperiali nel principato di Francavilla in Terra d’Otranto.”
Thomas Freller writes about Angelicus Maria Muller, an Austrian friar and historian who wrote a description of Malta. Petra Caruana Dingli explores aspects of monastic spaces in early modern Malta while Mario Pace outlines Carlo Magri’s contribution to Maltese baroque theatre.
Prof. Francesco Frasca from the Sapienza University in Rome discusses mercantilism and war in the 16th and 17th century while Gabriel Farrugia from the Cathedral Archives presents a study on eighteenth century maritime ex-votos from the collection at the tal-Herba shrine in Birkirkara.
Claude Busuttil, from the International Institute for Baroque Studies, looks at the French influence in the 1630s with particular reference to the Auberge de Provence in Valletta.
The Journal of Baroque Studies is an annual publication of the International Institute for Baroque Studies. It reflects the interdisciplinary scope and approach of the Institute and is available from all leading bookshops.
More information about the International Institute for Baroque Studies can be found online.