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Rapporti di potere e logiche localizzative nel tessuto urbano di Aosta fra XVI e XVIII secolo
Titolo Rivista: STORIA URBANA  
Autori/Curatori: Barbara Drusi 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2001 Fascicolo: 96  Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  22 Dimensione file:  94 KB

Between the earliest decades of the 16th century and the end of the 18th century the historical texture of Aosta was restored or rather completely rebuilt through interventions of conversion, new building and recovery projects implying a logic of complex setting, which ought to be looked at again in the light of the social balance and power relations both within the society of Aosta and with the ducal authority. With regard to the structure of land property and the distribution of soil uses in the middle of the 18th century, both documentary sources and historical iconography essentially confirm the results arising from the analysis of the Cadastre Sarde, which dates back to 1768: a preminence, often visual, of the two main poles of ecclesiastic power, the cathedral of Notre Dame d’Aoste within the defensive walls and the Collegiate Church of S. Ours in the external Bourg, including a large urban area occupied by the monastic precincts of diverse orders of regular canons; a considerable presence, throughout the whole urban texture, of both the aristocratic and the upper-middle classes, with a prevalence of the residential and craftsman spaces within the defensive walls and of the uses of private green or agricultural green in the Bourg; a widespread presence of notaries and lawyers aiming at ennoblement; the exiguity of the mercantile class residing in Aosta.

Barbara Drusi, in "STORIA URBANA " 96/2001, pp. , DOI:


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