Fabrizio d'Avenia

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France:  from January 13 janvier to February 20, 2018

After a master’s degree at the University of Palermo, Fabrizio D’Avenia got a PhD in Early Modern History at the University of Catania, and then a Post Ph.D. Research Grant at the University of Palermo. The research topic was the Order of Malta and the evolution of nobility status in Early Modern Sicily. From 2002 he is assistant professor of Early Modern History at the University of Palermo. In 2013 he joined the Laboratorio de Estudios Judeoconversos (LEJ) of the University of Córdoba.

Title of the project for which you were invited:

Conversos from Spain to Sicily. Bishops and Knights of St. John between Religious Reform and Economic Network

Keywords:

Social mobility, nobility and military orders, Ecclesiastical careers, Tridentine reforms, royal patronage and ecclesiastical jurisdiction, Sephardic diaspora and Jewish converts in Sicily, Teaching history and public use of history

Recent publications 

  • From Spain to Sicily after the Expulsion: Conversos between Economic Network and the Aristocratic Elite, «Journal of Early Modern History», 2018 (forthcoming)
  • La sangre ocultada: caballeros de Malta y conversos, in E. Soria Mesa and A. Díaz Rodríguez (eds.), Los Judeoconversos en la Monarquía Española. Historia. Literatura. Patrimonio, Èvora, 2017 (fothcoming)
  • La Chiesa del re. Monarchia e Papato nella Sicilia spagnola, Carocci, Roma 2015
  • Political Appointment and Tridentine Reforms: Giannettino Doria, Cardinal Archbishop of Palermo (1608-1642), in W. François, V. Soen (eds.), The Council of Trent: Reform and Controversy in Europe and Beyond (1545-1700), vol. II: Between Bishops and Princes, Göttingen 2017, pp. 297- 320
  • Cardenales y “nobleza eclesiástica” en Italia entre ficción y biografía (siglos XVI-XVII), in D. García Hernan and M. Gomez Vozmediano (eds.), La cultura de la sangre en el Siglo de Oro. Entre Historia y Literatura, Madrid 2016, pp. 387-419
  • La aplicación de las reformas tridentinas en Sicilia: las fronteras jurisdiccionales, in V. Favarò, M. Merluzzi and G. Sabatini (eds.), Fronteras: procesos y prácticas de integración y conflictos entre Europa y América (siglos XVI-XX), Madrid 2016, pp. 195-210
  • Lealtà alla prova: “Casa”, Monarchia, Chiesa. La carriera politica del cardinale Giannettino Doria (1573-1642), «Dimensioni e Problemi della Ricerca storica», n. 2 (2015), pp. 45-72
  • Esse malo quam videri. Sangre y mérito en la Orden de Malta a través de la literatura de ficción (Italia, siglos XVI-XVII), in J. J. Iglesias Rodríguez, R. M. Pérez García and M. F. Fernández (eds.), Comercio y Cultura en la Edad moderna, Sevilla 2015, pp. 2665-80
  • Making Bishops in the Malta of the Knights (1530-1798), «The Journal of Ecclesiastical History», vol. 66, n. 2 (2015), pp. 261-79
  • Elites and Ecclesiastical Careers in Early Modern Sicily: Bishops, Abbots and Knights, «Revue d’histoire Ecclésiastique», n. 3-4 (2014), pp. 625-55
  • «È tempo di rimedii per le conscienze, per il Stato e per le regalie». Giacomo Longo, giudice della Regia Monarchia di Sicilia negli anni della dominazione sabauda, in L. Perrillat (ed.), Couronne royale: colloque international autour du 300e anniversaire de l’accession de la Maison de Savoie au trône royal de Sicile”, Annecy-Chambery 2013, pp. 105-28
  • La feudalità ecclesiastica nella Sicilia degli Asburgo: il governo del Regio patronato (secoli XVIXVII), in M. A. Noto and A. Musi (eds.), Feudalità laica e feudalità ecclesiastica nell'Italia meridionale, Palermo 2011, pp. 275-92
  • I processi di nobiltà degli ordini militari: modelli aristocratici e mobilità sociale, in M. Rivero (ed.), Nobleza hispana, nobleza cristiana. La Orden de San Juan, Madrid 2009, vol. II, pp. 1087-126
  • Nobiltà allo specchio. Ordine di Malta e mobilità sociale nella Sicilia moderna, Quaderni di Mediterranea-ricerche storiche, Palermo 2009